Welcome to Cherry Tree Class (Nursery)
Each day your child will require their book bag and suitable outdoor clothing in school.
Please can you make sure their name is on all uniform and clothing, including coats and shoes as we have found some clothes which unfortunately do not have names in and no-one has claimed them.
In an effort to comply with government guidelines, Nursery will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.
However, it is our mission to support you at this time of uncertainty. With this in mind we have compiled a list of websites that will help you to keep your child active and develop their learning at the same time. Please bear in mind online safety and always supervise your child when they are using technology.
If you do not have access to the internet, then please spend time talking and playing with your child. Read lots of stories together, then act them out! Count anything and everything that you can see in the house and in your garden.
If you would like numeral cards to practise recognising and ordering numbers, and/or a name card for your child to practise writing their name, then please ask Mrs Goodall when you pick your child up from Nursery.
Each week we choose a child from The Butterfly Team and The Ladybird Team who has tried really hard. It is specific to that child and can range from 'doing good sitting', 'joining in with singing our song of the week', 'counting using 1-1 correspondence' or 'writing their name'.
Each week the children learn a new nursery rhyme. It has been proven that when children hear and sing nursery rhymes, lullabies and simple songs then we are preparing their ear, voice and brain for language development.
I'm a Little Chicken. 16.3.20
I'm a little chicken,
Ready to hatch,
Pecking at my shell,
Scratch, scratch, scratch.
When I crack it open, out I'll leap,
Fluff up my feathers and cheep, cheep, cheep!
(The tune is...I'm a little teapot.)
From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours of nursery provision for working parents who qualify for this government scheme. We are also offering all parents the opportunity to purchase extra nursery hours for their 3 and 4 year old children if they require them.
If you require more information please ring the school office on 01623 842683 and either talk to Mrs Goodall (Nursery Teacher) or Mrs Booth (Office Manager).
Nursery Admissions for 2 year olds
From April 2018 Netherfield Nursery now provide nursery sessions for 2 year old children.
15 hours free 2 year old sessions
Parents who meet specific criteria maybe entitled to claim 15 hours free nursery education for their 2 year old child which Netherfield Nursery offers as 5 separate 3 hour nursery sessions over the course of a week.
You need to be in receipt of one of the following benefits to be eligible for free nursery sessions.
Paid 2 year old nursery sessions
If you are not eligible for free 2 year old sessions, then you can purchase sessions at a cost of £15 per 3 hour session. These can be taken on any set days of your choosing, if places are available, prearranged prior to the start of the term. Once these sessions have been booked you will be charged regardless whether your child attends or not.
All payments for paid sessions will need to be paid for at the beginning of the week. You can also make payments in advance.