Welcome to Nursery

Nursery, also known as Foundation 1, is a 52 place unit situated within the main primary school on the ground floor.

Children are entitled to up to 15 hours provision per week. You may choose morning, afternoon sessions, or a combination of both. We offer full time provision, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when we have the availability.

Download an application form for nursery, then email it to admin.crosbyprimary@northlincs.gov.uk

 

We offer places for children the term following their 3rd birthday, provided we have places. Prior to starting the nursery, the school will contact you to visit the nursery. When you will be able to arrange your session times and ask any questions.

The nursery children are taught by: Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Heighton and Miss Robinson. They are assisted by Mrs Stones, Mrs Martin, Mrs White, Mrs Brook, Mrs Reid and Mrs Lewis.

Our Curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, ("Development Matters") which is split into the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

A copy of this document can be downloaded from: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

Our Day

When arriving at nursery children sign in and state their lunch time choice of either a cooked lunch provided by the school, or a packed lunch brought from home. They then hang up their coats, and place their book bags in their drawers. The nursery day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 2:50pm. Parents are encouraged to come into the nursery to collect their children.

In the Foundation Stage children learn through well planned play activities. They access all areas of the nursery inside and out. The curriculum is delivered through the children’s interests and opur assessments are carried out by observations.

Children are encouraged to bring wellington boots and waterproof clothing as they use the outdoor learning environment in all weathers. Please ensure all clothing is named.

Home Learning

The blue home learning book will be sent home every Thursday. Please ensure your child returns their book by Wednesday of the following week. Home learning will include a variety of activities including learning nursery rhymes and songs, counting, re-telling stories and talking.

Events & Activities

We hold regular Busy Bear open days where parents are invited to see what the children have been learning, to see some of the work and to join in with activities with their children.

Uniform and Jewellery

Children should wear a white or yellow polo shirt with a green jumper and black or grey skirt or  trousers. Sensible shoes should be worn, not trainers or boots of any sort. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery.  Long hair MUST be tied back throughout the day. Nail polish and make-up are not allowed. Headscarves or coverings may be worn for religious purposes, but they must be a plain school colour (Black, White, Grey, Yellow or Green)

Additional Information

We welcome comments and questions about your child’s time at nursery. This can be done at the start or end of each day, or by appointment. We hold termly parents’ consultations where your child’s progress is shared.

Children should not bring electronic/valuable items such as Tablets, Smartphones or hand held Games Consoles to nursery.