We are a Nursery with 52 part-time places in the morning and 39 part-time places in the afternoon, for children who are 3 and 4 years old. Our friendly and caring atmosphere complements a positive learning environment within the nursery.
Our staff consists of 2 teachers (Mrs Ruth Fletcher and Mrs Ann Morrell) and 2 teaching assistants and we work very closely with the Reception (Foundation 2) staff.
We operate as a combined “Foundation Stage Unit” with 52 Nursery children and 90 Reception children. All these children have access to the whole unit. However Nursery children are taught their “focus activities” by the Nursery staff and Reception children by the Reception staff. The children have the opportunities to access a range of provision covering the seven areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). We have a fantastic outdoor area where the children can also access a range of activities covering the seven areas of learning.
Morning Nursery runs from 8.35am until 11.35am and afternoon Nursery sessions are from 12.35pm until 3.35pm, so each child has 3- hour daily sessions, therefore comprising 15 hours of free Nursery education each week. Children attend either every morning or every afternoon, 5 days a week.
To apply for a place at our Nursery you will need to fill in an application form for your child which can be obtained by following the link or from our school office. Please note that our Nursery is popular and over-subscribed and that we may not be able to offer you a place immediately, or offer you your first choice between morning or afternoon.
We encourage parents and carers to visit our Nursery to gain a feeling of our vibrant, caring environment. To do so please get in touch in person, by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone – 0115 915 3261.
Kim Brown Early Years Co-ordinator
What we’ve been up to…
Thanks to your generosity and the entrepreneurial skills of many of our children, we raised an amazing total of £1,316 for charity last week. On Friday, your donations for non-uniform day and cookies (thanks to Mrs Garton and her team in the kitchen for baking these) made £630 for Comic Relief. Earlier in the week, the stalls and games that children had organised for the entertainment of other year groups raised an incredible £686. The children had a great time both planning their own activities and getting involved with others. We really appreciate you sending money in to allow us to raise funds and help further embed the children’s understanding of charitable acts. Following suggestions from children and staff, we shared the money as follows:
• £250 to Water Aid
• £286 to Stonebridge City Farm
• £150 to the Nottingham Music Hub (match-funded by the Arts Council so effectively a £300 donation)
Last year, we had a wonderful time celebrating a variety of art activities during a sunny afternoon.
The feedback that we received was overwhelmingly positive and we really appreciate your support.
Thank you very much again for your support!
On Thursday, Mrs Freely, Mrs Need, Mrs Harne and Mrs Rick took 28 children from the Middleton School Choir to the Birmingham Resorts World Arena for Young Voices 2019. Over 6500 children joined together to create the world’s BIGGEST school choir. It was an absolutely incredible experience for adults and children alike and a privilege to have been able to be a part of something so special.
Stars including Beau Dermott ( a Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer act), Sharlene Hector ( a singer/songwriter who has been part of Basement Jaxx) and Tony Hadley, the lead singer of Spandau Ballet also joined us. Meeting Tony Hadley was a particular highlight for the Teachers!
Mrs Freely would like to thank all of the children who took part n the concert for all their hard work over the last few months and also a huge thank you to the parents who were able to support us by coming along to the concert.
It was a night we will never forget and we cannot wait to see what next year brings!
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