Nursery Charity Fundraising event.
On Friday the 15th of February we will be holding a charity fund raising event for one of our charities the NSPCC. We would like the children to come to Nursery dressed in stripes and would would be grateful if parents could make a small cash donation. Please look out for the posters on our classroom doors.
'In the Night Garden' A Nursery Social Event.
On Friday the 15th of February we will be holding an evening event in the Nursery from 6 pm till 8 pm. Please read the letter below for all the information you need. Thanks
Nursery Parent Consultation meetings.
Just a reminder to say that bookings for the Nursery Spring Parents Consultation Meetings will go live at 9.30 on Monday 11th February. Please book a slot for your child/children's Consultation meetings via Laser. Thank you.
Nursery Reading Scheme Books
Please try to make sure that books are returned in good condition as we will need to charge for any damaged copies.
We have put together a Reading Booklet to give you a few more hints and tips, to help your children develop their early reading skills.
We hope you will find it useful. Please remember to use the 'Wow Cards' to record any amazing reading skills your child/ children are showing at home. Please click on the document below to access the reading booklet.
The children in the Nursery will have the opportunity to attend Forest School sessions starting form this term. Sessions will initially be open to children who attend Nursery on a Monday afternoon but will develop into sessions in which all Nursery children will be able to attend throughout the academic year as well as Holiday club sessions.
Forest School is an opportunity for children to learn and play in a forest environment and be aware of the hazards and challenges the environment gives them. If you child currently attends Nursery on a Monday afternoon then you will receive an email giving you information on the clothing they need to wear on the day. Initially children will attend for two week sessions.
To gain a complete understanding of your child's progress throughout the year we would like your contributions. I am sure that when the children are at home or out and about they do come out with things which impress you or produce a picture or make something which is amazing. To help us also use these experiences to plot their development we would encourage you to complete a 'Wow Moment' card. Just print off the document below and jot down pertinent comments or attach the 'Wow Moment' to a picture of something they have drawn or created, to give us more evidence of their progress. Please bring your 'Wow Moments' into Nursery and a member of the team will collect them from you attach it to their Learning Journey.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
When children are unwell.
In the Nursery we do all that we can to stop any illness affecting not only the children but also members of our team. Daily disinfecting of toilets and floors as well as antibacterial spraying of doors, handles and the use other cleaning agents are used to prevent germs and bugs finding a home in our Nursery.
We would be grateful if when your child vomits or has a dose of diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hrs to make sure that the infection has passed. If you bring your child into Nursery when they are ill it may pass to other children or adults. We understand that sometimes it is hard to take time off to look after your child but if they are ill they need to be at home.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
We need junk modelling!
We need your help to bring in resources to support our creative architects and vehicle designers.
We are in need for clean empty: cereal boxes, plastic bottles, cardboard tubes (no toilet rolls please), food containers and any other interesting or unusual cartons and containers.
Please do not send in any containers/bags that have contained nuts or traces of nuts, or dairy containers such as; milk cartons/bottles, butter/margarine cartons, yoghurt pots, containers/boxes that have contained chocolate/fresh cream etc. and egg boxes due to children's allergies.
Please hand any donations over to a member of the Nursery team.
Helping your children with Mathematics
As part of our ongoing support for parents in the Nursery we have produced a short booklet to help you develop mathematical skills with your child/ children. You will be able to view and print out this document at home and use it to support the skills we are teaching your children in the Nursery. If you do not have assess to a printer please inform us and we will be able to provide you with a printed version. We hope you will find this booklet useful and give you the opportunity to use maths in a practical and fun way with your child/children.
Nursery Closure Dates for Training
Please note that nursery is closed for two days during term time, Monday 29th October 2018 and Tuesday 23rd April 2019 for staff training. Please click the link below for term dates
Nursery Holiday Club
We will provide holiday childcare sessions to compliment the school term:
You can make holiday session bookings via Laser and the fees will be added to your Laser cashbook, these must be paid before your child attends. Please be careful when selecting your sessions, as once sessions are booked and confirmed we are unable to refund, regardless of whether your child attends.
Keeping Children Safe
At Fielding Nursery we take the safety of and safeguarding the children as our top priority. We therefore would like to remind parents that once you have collected and signed your child out of the Nursery, can you please exit the Nursery Outdoor Learning Area as soon as you can. Please do not allow your child/ren to access any of the Nursery equipment once they are in your care. Please remember to close the gates to our Outdoor Learning Area as you enter and leave. Thank you
In the Nursery we like to give the children opportunities to explore colour and texture. We do try to supply the the children with aprons for painting and remind them to 'roll up sleeves' when using messy materials. Sometime the children will get grubby when playing outside or they may get paint or other tactile materials on their clothes. We therefore recommend that parents do not send their children to nursery in clothes which they do not want marked or possibly stained . Sometimes good learning means getting messy. Thank you.
Nursery Entry and Exit Routes
The entry and exit points for Nursery, outside of normal whole school pick and drop off times (8.30-9.00am and 3.15pm-3.45pm) ,are via the gates in Coombe Road and along the fenced path which leads into Nursery. For safeguarding reasons please do not use any other route to drop off or collect your children. Thank you.
Early pick up during a session.
If you wish to pick up your child early during Nursery session times we would be grateful if you could let us know in advance, or phone or email. By letting us know about early session collection, children can be ready and waiting for collected. This will mean that you will not be left waiting outside for too long, especially as Autumn turns to Winter. Also as you know the children have lunch between 11.30 and 12.00 and tea from 3.00 to 3.30pm, so it would be best to collect either before or after these times. Thank you for your help and co-operation during these transition times.
We have a wide range of toys and equipment at our nursery. Unless we specifically request otherwise your child should not bring any of their own toys to nursery. If they do bring toys with them, we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to those toys.
This week is Half Term, this means that the Nursery Holiday club is open for those parents who have pre-booked sessions for their children. The normal Nursery will re-open on Monday 25th of February at 7.30 for Breakfast club and 8am for our morning session.
If you are not attending the Nursery Holiday club then we wish you a happy and peaceful half term break.
Next week will be welcoming all our children back after the half term break and starting a new Curriculum Challenge of ' What can I do with water?' We will be thinking about: How can I make bubbles? Why do firefighters need water? How can you make water move? Where do puddles go? Click on our Nursery Curriculum link below and select Spring 2 to find out more information.
Next week in Literacy we will be looking at the book ' Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson and our focus task with the children will be looking at understanding rhyming words, thinking about the ways stories are structured (beginning, middle and end) and describing the story settings and main characters.
During our phonics sessions we will be learning a how to say and write the sounds 'e, l and h'.
In Maths we will be looking at comparing two groups of objects saying when they have the same number and thinking about how when we rearrange a group of objects in different ways, the number of objects does not change.
Next week is our Parent Consultation meetings. Please book a meeting for your child via Laser.