We know that this is a difficult time for families, access to devices might be restricted due to multiple needs within your family. Therefore we are not setting any work that needs to be completed and sent back into school. We would however encourage you to create a routine for your child. This could include time where your child continues to focus on practising and rehearsing their basic skills. We have provided some links to websites below that you might find useful for this. In addition to this children will also get a lot out of the following activities:
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child.
Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
Please look after the reading books we have issued to your child/children. Please return all books at the first opportunity to do so when the Nursery reopens.
Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start the first year of primary school (Reception class) in September 2020.
Admissions are now open on the Ealing Council website and you can submit your child's application here. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 January 2020. National Offer Day for on-time applications is Thursday 16 April.
If you need help completing your application, or you require a paper form, please come to the main office (via Wyndham Road) where a member of the admin team can assist you.
Children in the Nursery have the opportunity to visit the Fielding Forest School.
Whilst at a Forest the Nursery have opportunities to:
-Explore a forest environment
-Learn about plants and animals that live in the forest.
-Explore art activities with natural materials.
-Undertake den building.
-Develop language and communication skills.
-Explore mathematical concepts such as counting and shape.
-Help to foster a healthy lifestyle and respect for nature and the natural environment.
-Increase their knowledge and understanding in' Understanding of the World' in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
During a four week period most children will attend two thirty minute sessions in the Fielding Forest School. Sessions take place on Monday afternoons and Thursday Mornings. You should receive an email via your laser account letting you know when your child will next be attending Forest School.
When it is your child's turn to attend Forest School they should attend Nursery in appropriate clothes for a Forest School session. The items of clothing should consist of a waterproof or warm coat and wellington boots.
For some children it can take a little time to settle into a new environment. We also know that the children really enjoy their time at Nursery and may leave it till 'the last minute' before they go to the toilet. Young children will have accidents and as long as we have a change of clothes for them it is not a problem. In time mostly all children recognise the need to go to the toilet and will take themselves.
For those children who are having a few accidents a day we will monitor them and encourage them to go to the toilet at pertinent times of day, such as; in the morning, after lunch and after tea. We will also offer reward charts for those children who are not yet getting to the toilet in time. Usually as children's time with us progresses they are able to regulate when to go to the toilet and are able to do this independently.
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.
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
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.
Picking up your child at 1pm.
If you are collecting your child from Nursery at 1pm, please note that the main gate will open at 1pm. If you come to the Nursery pick up point before this time your child may get upset as they see you waiting outside. To help things run smoothly we would encourage you to come to the pick up point at 1pm so that we can follow the routines your child is getting used to and therefore this helps the children to enjoy a happy pick up time.
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.
Learning this week : W/C 30/03/20
Please click on the link to access the Uk Government website for children aged 0 to 5 years. It is packed with lots of great activities and information.
Next week we will be launching our Nursery Instagram Page. We hope you will enjoy the ideas and fun.