Whitmore Park Primary School Bobby

Nursery

 

We provide a warm and welcoming environment where the pupils are taught by qualified nursery nurses who work under the direction of an experienced teacher. The School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which has seven main areas of learning. The implementation of this curriculum is rooted in the ethos of the School and the experience and beliefs of its staff.

The Foundation Stage

The curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Creative Arts and Design

Our curriculum is in line with the above curriculum guidance and Coventry City Council’s policy for early years education.

As early year practitioners, our role is to help children develop their independence and confidence, and to build upon the knowledge they already possess.

Children do not all learn in the same way or at the same rate, so we aim to provide learning experiences which take account of children's individual needs and interests.

Letters to parents

Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.

Times of a school day

The pupils attend either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions.

We do offer some all-day places.

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08:30-11:30morning session
12:15-15:15afternoon session
08:30-15:15all day session

Morning / afternoon sessions routine

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Entry to the school for nursery sessions is via the gate in the green fence to the left of the school’s main entrance. Pupils are registered on entry to the classroom for either the morning or afternoon session (08:30 & 12:15 respectively). If you arrive later than 08:45 (for the morning session) or 12:30 (for the afternoon session) then please use the main school entrance.

Punctuality

Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.

All day sessions

Children attending the nursery all day may be eligible to receive 30-hour childcare funding which is subject to criteria set by the government, please visit Get Tax-Free Childcare: step by step for further information, or to apply for this funding.

Children who wish to attend the nursery all day but who are not eligible for the 30-hour funding, will be charged at a rate of £15.00 per additional nursery session (£5.00 per hour). You will be invoiced once a month.

Lunch time childcare

If you choose for your child to remain in school during lunch time you be required to pay £4.00 per day to cover the lunch time childcare, this applies to both children who are eligible for the 30-hour funding and those who are not.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide school meals for the children who attend nursery all day, parents will be required to provide a packed lunch.

If your child attends a morning or afternoon session you can extend their session to cover the lunchtime period from 11:30-12:15, the £4.00 per day childcare charge will apply and you will be required to provide a packed lunch.

Teachers

Mrs Ruth McShaneNursery Teacher
Mrs Denise CashianAdditional Teacher
Mrs Natalie JordanTeaching Assistant
Miss Yasmin HiradTeaching Assistant (Mon)
Miss Gemma WilkinsonTeaching Assistant
Miss Tamara BaylissTeaching Assistant (Mon/Tue/Wed)
Mrs Marilyn PatelTeaching Assistant (Thu/Fri)

Our Day in Nursery

On arrival at school, children are encouraged to find their name card and hang it on their coat peg.

There are a wide range of activities awaiting the children when they enter the classroom and they are encouraged to choose where they would like to play.

We have a large outdoor area. The garden is open to the children daily during “Child initiated sessions”. Children are able to work outside if they wish to do so and will need to have suitable clothing-wellingtons and warm clothing in winter; sun hats and sun cream (applied at home prior to the session please) in summer.

 

During the nursery session, the children will have time for free choice play and also participate in adult led activities, stories, games and music.

Curriculum information

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At our school we follow the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)’. The EYFS framework sets the UK standards for the learning and development for children from birth to five. To support our provision and planning for learning and development we follow the ‘EYFS profile’ and we use ‘Early Years outcomes’ to support our judgements.

If you are interested in more detailed information please follow the links below.

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Foundation Years

EYFS Statutory Framework

(updated Apr 2017)

Gov.UK

EYFS profile handbook

(updated Dec 2018)

Gov.UK

Early Years outcomes document

(updated Oct 2014)

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