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St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Ensuring Success. Providing Opportunity. Fostering Stewardship.

This week's Gospel reading tells us that we must not judge others but rather reflect on what is in our own hearts that we need to change (Luke 6:-39-45)

Nursery

 

                                                        

 

  • We are a sessional teacher-led Nursery offering high quality childcare.

  • We are open during term-time between 8.45- 3.20 pm.

    We provide a range of different options for 15 hours funding.

  • We offer a limited number of 30 hours places.

  • We welcome applications from children aged from 2 yrs, 9months +

  • Complete an application form (available from the office) in order to apply for your child’s place 

Nursery Team

                                       Nursery Team 1 Mrs H Pinnington (Early Years Leader)
                                       Nursery Team 2 Lisa -Nursery Teacher
                                       Nursery Team 3 Anne-Marie Nursery Admin
                                       Nursery Team 4 Emma M- Nursery Practitioner
                                       Nursery Team 5 Georgia- Nursery Practitioner
                                       Nursery Team 6 Helen D- Nursery Practitioner
                                       Nursery Team 7 Courtney- Nursery Practitioner
                                       Nursery Team 8 Emma C- Nursery SEN Practitioner

Our Nursery Day

Play is at the heart of everything we do. Adults plan daily for stimulating and fun activities and carefully consider each child’s learning needs. The children have opportunities to work with their Keygroup daily and to come together as a large group. A significant amount of time is also allocated to Discovery time in which children take the lead in their learning through play. Adults follow the children’s lead and extend the children’s learning.

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The Nursery is located on the school site within a classroom, next to the Reception classes.

We have our own outdoor play space which children can access freely from either building.

The Nursery consists of a Nursery class (Rockets ) of 3-4 year olds and some places for younger children (Rising 3's)

            The Nursery class provides 1:10 adult ratio (maximum)

            

 

Keyperson

We have a very effective Keyperson system. Each child is allocated a Keyperson who gets to know them and their family well. The Keyperson meets daily with their children and plans for their leanring needs.

 

                                                          Our Principles:

 

  • We aim to offer a stimulating, rich learning environment.           

    We strongly value learning through play.

  • We value children’s ideas and opinions.

  • We put a strong emphasis on child-led learning.

  • We recognise that children learn through ‘doing’.

  • We promote team-work and collaboration

  • We support children to learn to resolve conflicts.

  • We always show care and nurture to all children.

  • We aim to build children’s confidence and self esteem

  • We develop children’s independence.

  • We encourage children to make their own choices.

 

 

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We use an electronic system called Tapestry to record the children’s learning. This is regularly updated and shared with parents so that they can be involved in their child’s learning journey and progress in relation to the EYFS. Not every activity they do will be recorded, however there should be new entries most weeks - sometimes more sometimes less.

 

Wrap-around care

Nursery children are able to access the school Breakfast & After school club (Tommy's Childcare). This takes place in the school hall. Places are limited to maintain appropriate ratios.

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