Makaton Friendly Status

We have worked hard as a school to become Makaton Friendly. All staff are trained to use Makaton. You should be able to see staff using it when we greet the children and you may see your children signing at home.

Makaton is a great tool for communication and language. It supports all children in this area of education and also ensures that they can communicate with all their friends.

If you are interested in learning Makaton a good place to start is makaton.org and their sign of the week.

Click here to see the sign of the week

Introducing Hillfields Nursery School

Whilst it is hard with restrictions for us to welcome in parents and visitors we hope you find this video useful. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to find out more about us.

There are spaces available for 2 years olds and 3 year olds and we accept admissions in September, January and April.

Tizz Time

As you know we have been doing some work with our preschool children around protective behaviours. It talks about them feeling safe.

Judith, who has been supporting this learning has continued with the sessions during this period of lockdown by releasing Tizz Time on her YouTube channel.

Follow the links below to access the episodes

Tizz Time Episode 1 – Giants and Snails

Tizz Time Episode 2 –  When Caramel was lost

Tizz Time Episode 3 – Tizz’s Special Stones

Tizz Time Episode 4 – Invisible Bubbles

Activities to try at home

Hungry little minds

Even some of the smallest changes can make a big difference to your child.

Children love it when you chat, play and read with them, even if they do not understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game.

And every little thing you do together will help set them up for the day they start school.

There are lots of ideas on the following website
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

2 year old funded places

Are you eligible for a 2 year old funded, 15 hours nursery school place? Find out using the link below

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/39/nurseries_and_childcare/2054/free_early_education_and_childcare_for_2_3_and_4_year_olds/2

We accept children into the Nursery School the term after their 2nd birthday. We have 3 points of starting September, January and March.

If you are entitled to the free funding, come in and talk to our team. Bring your child’s birth certificate and red book.
We still have places available this year. 

Our Ofsted report continues to rate us as an Outstanding Nursery School. The nursery school is the only one in Coventry and we offer a unique provision led by qualified teachers.

Once you have secured your 2 year old place you automatically move through to our 3 year old Preschool class. This gives the children a clear transition and continuity to their early years education.
The Nursery class your child attends does not affect admission to school, it cannot be used within the criteria.

We work closely with Sidney Stringer Primary School and other schools to support transition into primary school.