Good Morning Parents and Little Gems, and welcome to our new Nursery Blog!
Hello, my name is Mrs Regan and I am the Nursery Year Group Leader. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all.
This year we will not be conducting our usual home visits in September, so instead Miss Graham will be calling you this week to introduce herself and to go through our ‘Home Visit’ checklist. Please be aware that she will be calling from a withheld/private number, so please do pick up if you see this!
In the meantime, please do send in your child’s photo for their peg and if you have any questions please feel free to email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers for you to read…
What should my child wear?
The school uniform policy has been suspended until January to enable you to wash the clothes frequently, lowering the risk of any transmission, so your child will be wearing home clothes. At Nursery we are very active with our play both inside and out so wearing jogging bottoms and trainers (no laces) will enable your child to join in with all of the activities.
What should be in the ‘spare clothes bag’?
We must have a spare change of clothes on your child’s peg at all times. This enables us to support your child if they have an accident or if they get wet or muddy from playing outside. Please include: socks, trousers, underwear and a top. If your child need’s to be changed, you will be informed and asked to bring a new set of clothes the following day.
If my child needs medication what happens?
Please complete the medical form in your induction pack or request a new copy from the office and return back to the Nursery or the office as soon as possible. This will need to be done for any medication that will need to be taken during the Nursery session, for example an asthma inhaler.
What can my child eat for lunch?
If your child attends Nursery full-time, there is a choice of having a hot school lunch or a packed lunch. A school lunch menu can be found on the school blog so you can decide with your child prior to coming to school. Once arrived please inform a member of the Nursery staff if your child is having school lunch or packed lunch. Any dietary needs will need to be known in advance to ensure we can accommodate it. Please be aware hot school lunches will need to be paid for in advance via your parent pay account.
What is parent share and what is it for?
In Nursery we use an app called 2Simple, we use this to record observations of what the children are learning and doing. Parent share enables us to share what your child has been learning about at nursery to you at home via email. We aim to send out a ‘report’ every half term containing pictures and descriptions of what your child has been doing. For GDPR reasons we need your consent to send your child’s picture on these reports accompanied by their initials. These pictures may be sent to more than one parent/family as the observation may involve more than one child.
What will my child be learning?
In Nursery we teach a wide and varied curriculum based upon the children’s interests. We use the Early Years Framework to assess where the children are and use this to make next steps. Our Nursery timetable and environment is designed to enable the children to become independent learners and to provide the opportunity for the children to learn and explore through play.
How do you ensure the safety of my child?
All Nursery staff hold a DBS check and a specific adult to child ratio is implemented to ensure a safe environment. If someone other than the ‘allocated’ adult is collecting your child, please inform a member of the Nursery staff as soon as possible, so this can be recorded in the ‘parent contact book’. If someone arrives to collect your child without advance notice, we will not allow the child to leave until we receive further consent from you. For further details please see the school’s policy for safeguarding.