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Welcome to our Nursery!

 

 

Hello, I am Mrs Taylor and I am the Nursery Teacher at Fairmeadows. Being a teacher is the best job in world - evert day is different, full of fun and adventures. I love a classroom where children are exploring, enjoy reading books, are independent and inquisitive, but above all else are having oodles of fun!

 

Outside of school, I love spending time with my family, reading and looking after my two dogs Pippa and Jessie. I also play the flute and love pair of jazzy shoes! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team is made up of:

 

                                                           Miss Gothard    

              Mrs Balcon (Nursery Teacher + EYFS Lead)                                                 Miss Gothard (Learning Assistant),   

 

Key Information

 

Joining our Nursery

  • We have spaces available in our Nursery to start now!
  • We offer morning sessions (8.30-11.30), afternoon sessions (12.00-3.00) or 30 hour funded sessions (8.30-3.00 – this includes a lunch and incurs an additional cost).
  • On Fridays, the school day ends for KS1+KS2 pupils at 2pm, however Nursery children are welcome to stay until the normal 3pm finish time. 
  • To find out more information about if you're eligible for 30 hours funding, click here
  • Your child is able to join our Nursery, the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • We also do three intakes each year, September, January and April.
  • Please contact us on 01283 211019 to enquire about spaces
  • Click for our additional costs price list
  • Click for our application form – please complete this and return it to school if you wish to apply.

 

Seesaw

  • All pupils have their own Seesaw accounts, which is a learning journey record of photographs, videos and work your child has completed. You will be notified when a new post is shared. Please speak to the nursery staff if you have not yet connected.
  • You also have the option to contact the Nursery staff if you have any queries during the day (8am-4pm) via the messaging function. 

 

Uniform & Equipment

  • Please bring a named bag to school each day
  • Please bring a named water bottle to school each day. This must only contain water.
  • School provide a milk carton and fruit or vegetables for our daily snack time. 
  • We do not do PE lessons in Nursery, however we do have Kimbles sessions each week. We encourage the children to bring in black PE pumps for this so they can practice the skill of putting their own shoes on. 

 

Homework

  • We encourage children to read at home as much as possible. We ask that parents try to read at least 3 times with their child each week and share a post about this on Seesaw.
  • We also ask parents to send in one piece of good news about their child's achievements each week. These are called 'proud clouds', we share these with the rest of the class each week and celebrate these together. 

Our Timetable

 

Our Curriculum

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, there are 7 areas of learning (subjects) these are:

 

Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Literacy

Maths

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

 

The Government changed the EYFS Framework  in September 2021.

In our school EYFS, we follow the Development Matters framework.

 

 

 

Our Learning Overview (2022-2023)

 

 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning describe factors that play a central role in a child’s learning and in becoming an effective learner. They represent processes rather than outcomes. When assessing and working with the children, we look out for these characteristics. 

 

These are:

Playing and Exploring

  • Finding out & exploring
  • Using what they know in their play
  • Being willing to have a go

Active Learning

  • Being involved & concentrating
  • Keeping on trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do 

Creating and Thinking Critically

  • Having their own ideas
  • Using what they already know to learn new things
  • Choosing ways to do things & finding new ways. 

 

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