Nursery Times and Routines
Nursery Morning session begins 8:45am- 8:55am
Morning session ends at 11:30am- 11:45am
Afternoon session begins at 12:30pm-12:45pm
Afternoon session ends at 3:15pm- 3:30pm
Entrance and Exit Routes
Our Nursery children have their own exit and entrance. This is through the new door in the walkway connecting the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 buildings.
Nursery staff will always meet and greet the children at this door at the start of their session. To get to this entrance you enter the school via the main driveway and walk through the car park towards the Key Stage 2 building. The walkway is on the right, just past the Annex (Childcare Centre Building- this was previously the Sure Start Centre). This door will be used at the start and end of all Nursery sessions; the old Nursery entrance will no longer be used.
Arriving on Your Child’s First Day at Nursery
You will have been informed when to bring your child for their first day. Please make sure that you have made a note of this date and time. This will not be the same date for all children as staggered start dates and times have been carefully organised to help the Nursery children settle and so that a greater amount of attention can be given to each child who is new to our Nursery.
On the first day please bring your child to the team will come and greet your child and bring them in to Nursery . We appreciate that it may be difficult for you to leave your child initially and perhaps for your child to leave you. All children are different and will settle in different ways. A quick definite goodbye is often best but you know your child and can settle them best in your own way. If you need help, please ask.
All children do settle happily, but some can take longer than others. Children who settle initially, may become unsettled after a week or two. Usually the re is a simple explanation, but if you know of reasons for this, you may wish to talk to staff to enable us to resolve any problems quickly. If your child is upset it is important to reassure your child that you will be back soon to see what they have been doing and explain what you will be doing while they are at school.
Beginning of the Session
You and your child will be greeted at the Nursery door. Staff will bring children into setting. The children take off their coats and hang them on their peg and find either their photograph or their name card when they are ready - this is an important learning opportunity. Staff will help and encourage your child to complete these routines on their own, to improve their independence skills.
All staff will do their best to ensure all coats and belongings are kept safe in the Nursery cloakroom. Please help us by clearly naming all of your child’s peg your child’s belongings in an obvious place with a permanent marker that can be seen.
Staffs’ first priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children.
End of the Session
It is really important to collect your children on time. It would help if you could arrive 5 minutes before the session ends. At the end of the session the staff will make sure that all children are handed over safely to their parent or carer to go home.
Children should always be collected by a responsible adult over the age of 18 who is known to Nursery staff and to your child. The Nursery staff must always know who is expected to collect your child. If it is necessary for another adult to collect your child, please let staff know as soon as possible. You are always able to contact the school office to inform them of any changes. We would appreciate it if this could be done in plenty of time, not at the last minute. We have a duty of care to keep all children safe, therefore children may not be collected by any ot her adult without the knowledge and permission of the parent/carer.