Welcome to Ducklings Nursery
We are very excited to welcome you to the Nursery! What a special time!
We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and we are looking forward to working with you all.
- The nursery team is made up of Miss Goddard (Butterflies group leader), Mrs. Belshaw (Ladybirds group leader), Mrs Gray (Bees group leader) and Ms El Ghitaoui (supporting teacher).
- Mrs. Desai will also be in the room supporting during different sessions.
- Mrs Da Costa is our Nursery lunchtime supervisor for our 30 hour provision children.
- Mrs Belshaw is the Assistant Head for the Early Years.
Please take note of the following information which helps our room run smoothly:
Our sessions run at the following times:
Morning sessions 8:40 – 11:40 am
- Afternoon sessions 12:30 – 3:30 pm
- Full day ( 30 hour provision ) 8.40am - 3.30pm
If there is something important for us to know at the beginning of your session please do speak with your group leader quickly, however if you wish to speak to a member of the Nursery team about something specific, it is always best to wait until the end of the day once all children have been released to parents. We will be settling the children as we go into the classroom with them and beginning our learning at the start of each session.
Please bring your child in on time and collect promptly. This will help him / her settle into the Nursery routine. Please phone the office to let them know if you are going to be late.
If someone is picking up your child from Nursery who is not on the “permission to collect” form then please phone the office so that we are aware, otherwise we will not be able to release your child.
It is natural for young children to be hesitant sometimes when saying good bye to their adults- we understand this can be hard! We encourage you to be as positive as you can and often find a big hug and kiss and a quick exit can often be the best way. We will always call you if we feel your child is not settling, and will work with individual parents on what is best for their child if they continue to be upset.
Our Nursery email address for sending in photos and home learning is firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not an email to send concerns or questions to- please call the office or speak to one of the Nursery team directly so we can help.
Please don’t forget to bring your box of tissues and £1 (for cooking and playdough) every term.
The Nursery Team
For the first few weeks we will be welcoming and settling the children into the new routines and discussing the importance of rules in the Nursery. Our main aim is for your children to feel happy, safe and settled in their new classroom. We will be promoting independence by encouraging children to put on their coat, shoes and jumpers on independently. If your child still needs help with this at home, we ask you to encourage them to try themselves as much as possible, along with encouraging them to go to the toilet by themselves too.
Our Autumn 1 topic is ‘Why do you love me so much?’
This topic is all about how special each child is and encourages them to talk about themselves and share with the class what makes them unique.
Children will be invited to bring in their family photos and talk about who is in their family. We will celebrate the fact that each family is different.
The book ‘Owl Babies’ will be used as a basis for learning. The story is about a family of owls and helps children to talk about things they may be worried about in a comfortable way
The book ‘You Choose’ will also be used as a prompt for children to talk about their favourite things..
How Can you help?
Ask your child to explain what they did at nursery during the day
- Continue to encourage independent toileting
- Encourage your child to put their coat on themselves
- Discuss who is in your family