OUR NURSERY TEAM
- Mrs Allen is the class teacher Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and is the Early Years Phase Lead.
- Ms Hurley is the class teacher Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.
- Miss Stenner is the Teaching Assistant and is in class all week Monday-Friday.
WELCOME TO ASH CLASS
In Ash class we have children who attend Monday to Wednesday and Wednesday to Friday. We also offer the full 30 hours Monday to Friday for families who are entitled to this and you can apply by clicking on this link: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
If your child is three, please contact the office on 0117 9030050 where we can provide you with more information.
Tapestry is a really good way to keep up to date with your child’s learning in the classroom. All members of staff in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will take photographs and observations of your child and upload these for you to see. Parents are also encouraged to upload photos and videos of learning at home to share as well.
- Parents and carers are given a personal log-in using their email address and password. Log-in details are given to parents at the beginning of term.
- Once saved and completed, each observation is approved by Mrs Allen.
- An email is then automatically generated to parents/carers set up to that child’s account and they are informed that an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any of their own comment
The Tapestry App is available to download for iPhone and Android devices from the respective App Store.
HOW TO USE TAPESTRY
- Go to the log-in page of the Tapestry website.
- Enter your personal email and password.
- You can then view your child’s journal and look through the observations. You can print these off for your own keeping if you wish.
- You can add your own comments at the bottom of the observation.
- You can also add your own observations using your phone/ tablet or via the web.
If you are having difficulties logging in then please let us know and we will be more than happy to guide you through.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year. It has it’s own curriculum based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.
The curriculum aims to develop the children’s skills, knowledge and understanding, and provides the basis for future learning. It is not just concerned with what the children learn, but with the Characteristics of Effective Early Learning, it considers how they learn. The children will develop and progress through milestones as they work towards the Early Learning Goals. The Curriculum is divided into three prime areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
And four specific areas:
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Art and Design
We are very lucky to have two members of our Nursery staff trained in Forest School provision. Nursery attend the Forest school area within the school grounds at least once a week. Children have the opportunity to explore the woodland area and develop individual interests. We also provide opportunities for making sparks with fire steels, cooking on the fire, bug hunts, nature trails, using tools and much more!
We do provide waterproof trousers and welly boots so the children can have plenty of fun and enjoy the mud!
Please click on our Prospectus below to see just how much fun our children have in Nursery. We’ve also provided a link to download a copy of the application form needed to register your child for a place with us.
As always, if you have any queries or you just want more information, then please do contact the office on 0117 9030050. We are always happy to talk with you.