Each week we will be asking the children each week to choose a book to take home and share with their parents. In each book bag there will be a children’s reading record book for you to write in if you would like to.
Please leave your child’s book bagin the book bag box.
Your child’s key worker will help your childchoose a book. It doesn’t matter if they choose the same book time and time again.
Take the book home and share it with your child.
There is a ‘Comments’section in which you can write whether your child was interested in the book or lost interest and whether you as a parent enjoyed the book. It doesn’t matter how long your comments are, however they are useful when deciding which books we wish to purchase.
When changing a book, your child’s key worker will check that the book has been returned in good condition. Any book that we consider as beyond repair, we would like you to contribute towards its replacement.
Please return you child’s book bag regularly as this scheme is a good introduction to reading and writing.
We will go through their chosen book and teach them about how we ‘read’ books (along with the guidance and age and stage appropriate statements from the Early Years Foundation Stage). We will be looking at the titles, authors, how we read left to right and turning the pages one by one. Children will learn that we can get information from books, to hold them in the correct way, to recognise symbols, pictures and sounds in the book, and ultimately to enjoy reading.
LUNCHES & WATER BOTTLES
Please remember that the nursery has a nut free policy to safeguard children with allergies. Nut products should not be bought into nursery including peanut butter, Nutella etc. and we would ask that you ensure lunch boxes are nut free please. We also try to promote healthy eating in the nursery so please could lunches be balanced and ‘treats’ (such as sweets and chocolate) be kept to a minimum. We have some good books in the nursery with ideas for healthy lunches and snacks so speak to a staff member if you would like to borrow these for new ideas. Please can we ask that all children’s bottles are named and taken home daily to ensure fresh water is available to the children.
NAPPIES & TOILET TRAINING
If your child wears nappies or pull ups then please ensure you have supplies in the child’s bag. We do not have spares at nursery and this will cause problems if a change is required. Please also ensure there are wipes available too. The Nursery staff are happy to support the children in potty/toilet training but please can parents provide a plentiful supply of spare clothes!
We ask that all children have at least one change of clothes available at Nursery every day. We have very limited spare clothes available at the nursery.
We would very much like to encourage the children to be independent dressers so clothes and shoes that are easy to use such as shoes with Velcro would be preferable. Fully laced shoes are difficult to manage.
JEWELLERY & BELTS
We ask that children do not wear jewellery to nursery if possible. If your child has pierced ears can we ask that they only wear small studs to reduce the risk of injury. Can children also not wear belts as they can sometimes be unable to undo these themselves for toileting, leading to accidents!
SUN HATS & SUN CREAM
Please provide a sun hat for your child to wear at nursery, as again we only have a limited number available. If you have not given permission for your child to have the Nursery sun cream applied then please supply some of your own for application before outdoor play.
Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies for outside play as we encourage the children to play outside in all weathers, provided they have suitable clothing. Also if your child wears wellies to school, please ensure they have a spare pair of shoes to change into as we cannot let them play in the classroom in their muddy boots.
At the end of the morning session the staff need to start their lunch breaks but they cannot do that if children have not been collected on time. Please can we ask that you are prompt to pick up your child and should there be a reason you are going to be late, you phone the nursery to let the girls know asap. As per our policy we can charge for lateness.
WHAT OUR KIDS SAY
“I like nursery because I love playing in the sandpit and with my friends”
“I like nursery because I like colouring in”
“I like nursery because I like my teachers, I like my friends, I like to play with messy play and outside, I like to eat my packed lunch with my friends”