Admission to our Me2 Nursery is subject to certain eligibility. For details to find out if you are eligible can be obtained from your Health Visitor, Children's Centre, or call Family Information Service (FIS) on Freephone 0800783 4259 or 01752 856719. Once your eligibility has been confirmed then you can register for a place at our nursery. Places are free and each child has 15 hours per week provision. This will be 3 hours each morning or 3 hours each afternoon.
Throughout the year we plan sessions based on children's interests and their needs. These sessions will be taught through a series of circle time, role-play, adult-led activities and appropriate resources which are made accessible during the children's Independent Learning Time sessions.
These sessions are aimed to promote linking the children's learning alongside a strong sense of independence and child initiated exploration. The children will also mirror their learning done inside, outside. With access to an outdoor area within the session, children will have lots of opportunity to explore the outdoors, challenging their physical abilities and engaging their minds and senses.
Children will be supported in class to develop in the key areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) : Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Understanding of the World; Expressive Arts and Design; Mathematics and Literacy. We are always happy to answer questions about your child's learning you may have and you are free to look at their learning journeys at any point.
Nursery is all about having fun and learning vital skills to be a good learner. Therefore we work really hard with the children in developing their learning in all areas of the early year's curriculum. Part of this learning is preparing them to move onto phase two of nursery. We therefore spend lots of time reading with the children as well as sessions to help with communication and language every day. This is something you can do at home too to help your children in these areas. You are more than welcome to borrow books from us or even take a trip to the local library or Children's Centre.
During adult directed activities the children will work on skills such as attention and listening, sharing, communication and language to help develop these skills. In our rhyme time sessions, the children will be enhancing their knowledge of environment sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and voice sounds. In these small group sessions, your child will be developing their pre-linguistic skills such as attention, listening, speech, sound awareness and story awareness in order for them to support their speech, language and social growth.
HOME WOWS: These slips will be handed out each term so you can share with us anything you have been up to at home; it might be a family day out, a new word, something you are proud of or just something you really enjoyed together.