The Nursery runs a waiting list system and advise parents to provisionally add children’s names and possible session requirements as early as possible. Please contact the main office:
Tel: 01939 232292
During the term before your child is due to start you will be contacted by the office to check whether you would still like a place and then they will issue application forms to you and inform you about the induction process.
NURSERY SESSION TIMES
Monday – Friday 8.50am – 3.10pm (with shorter sessions on Wednesdays as well 8.50 – 11.10 and 12.50 – 3.10)
We offer places to children for the term after they are three with three intakes across the year. These places are funded by the government through either 15 hours funding available to all children (the term after they are three) or for those parents who are eligible to claim a 30 hours code.
With both methods of funding we are able to share the funded hours with other settings eg local nurseries or childminders. We have flexibility with sessions across the week depending on days needed by parents. We also have the option of privately paid sessions if parents wish to top up half days or add extra full days for children. Please ask when enquiring about a place for costs.
In addition to our nursery sessions, we are also running ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for the local community. These are advertised on a monthly basis and invite families from the local area with 2 – 3 year olds to come along, meet other families, share experiences, ask questions and become part of the St Peter’s community.
We welcome the children at the Nursery door with their first steps in Early Years, developing their independence and responsibility as they arrive for the day. The children often bound in eagerly and with confidence. Please don’t be offended if they forget to say goodbye! We do encourage them to! When collecting your child, please wait in the Nursery area and your child will come to you under the supervision of the Nursery staff.
St Peter’s Nursery is a happy, friendly environment in which young children learn to socialise, develop independence, are inspired to solve problems and have fun whilst learning. Our ethos in Nursery, is to support children’s personal, social and emotional development along with communication skills so that they feel safe, secure and are ready to learn. We believe that young children learn most effectively through play and have a child-centred, enquiry based approach to learning, led by a Teacher and highly qualified Teaching Assistants. Our exciting and interactive play and learning environment provides children with a safe and secure place in which to thrive.
Sessions are carefully planned using a thematic approach and activities are stimulating and multi-sensory, with a balance of child initiated and adult led learning opportunities. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils. It enables them to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding, from their own starting points, in order to make excellent progress spiritually, morally, academically and emotionally. As well as developing a sense of themselves so that they are well prepared for their journey through Reception into Key Stage 1. Our Nursery provides children with an excellent transition into school life where they become familiar with staff members, routines of school life and negotiating the school environment.
The children also experience a wide variety of opportunities during their nursery day such as RWI phonic sessions, Wellie Wednesdays in the Forest area, PE lessons in the school hall and cooking sessions.
Through the seven areas of learning, we provide themes that excite and engage children, building on own interests and developing their experiences of the world around them. We recognise that all children come into our setting with varied experiences and all staff work hard to ensure that the learning opportunities provided widen their knowledge and understanding of the world, setting ambitious expectations for all children.
Our experienced nursery staff are happy to support parents / carers in teaching children how to become independent in using the toilet and developing good hygiene practices. These are crucial skills to be embedded in order for the children’s learning to develop and flourish. We support parents of children with particular needs, including SEND, ensuring that the children are supported appropriately allowing them to be successful in every way possible and feel valued. We use our wealth of experience to guide and support parents when requesting / receiving support from external agencies such as speech and language or paediatricians. We also have close links with the Health Visitor and Speech and Language support network.
Mrs Ziola – Nursery Teacher
Miss Edwards – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Harper – Teaching Assistant
Miss Ford – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Davies – Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Chidlow – Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Jones – Lunchtime Supervisor