Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

Celebrate, Inspire, Nurture, Succeed


Nursery Bears 3 - 4 Years

Welcome to Cotmanhay Nursery

Nursery Bears

Keeping in Touch


The last few months have been very strange for us all and we are all adjusting to a different way of living. I want to reassure you that we have followed all guidance to ensure that your child’s time in nursery is safe and most of all FUN! Please could I ask that you help the nursery staff by being as supportive as possible as we all adjust to a new way of working.


If you have any queries or wish to speak with a member of the team you are very welcome to telephone school on 0115 9302064, the best time is after 3.15pm. Alternatively we have a nursery email address, which you can use at any time.


Also could we please ask that you continue to promote good hygiene and regular handwashing with your child and if your child becomes unwell with any illness (head colds, sickness, diarrhoea etc) that you keep them at home until they are better and all symptoms have passed. The nature of how young children play closely together means that any infections and viruses can be easily passed on to others. If your child does become ill whilst in nursery we will contact you and ask that you collect your child, therefore please make sure your contact details are up to date at all times.


Thank you The Bears and Cubs Teams xXxXx - Mrs Bailey - Bears - Mrs Haddon - Cubs




We are part of the SMILE4 life project and encourage children to brush their teeth everyday. Staff are fully trained by health professionals. This project aims to promote good oral hygiene routines from an early age and has been shown to improve children's dental health.


All of our children are currently taking part and they each have an individual toothbrush in nursery. As part of the nursery routine the children brush their teeth daily. In order to make this time fun and enjoyable for the children we play a short song for the children to brush their teeth to. To enjoy this song at home click the link below.






Physical Development


Physical development is a prime area of the Early years curriculum and is spilt in to two main areas; 


Moving and Handling - encouraging children to develop skills relating to control and coordination of large and small movements. Large movements includes running, jumping, climbing, throwing, catching, balancing, crawling and riding wheeled toys. Small movements includes hand-eye coordination, holding and using pens and pencils correctly, manipulating materials such as play dough, using scissors and holding and using book, tools and equipment correctly. 


Health and Self Care - children understanding the importance of good health and healthy routines and being able to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs such as hand washing, using the toilet independently and dressing. 


In Bears Nursery we are constantly developing our physical skills, the children love to use and practice their large movements in the nursery garden and they use their small movements all the time without realising it! 


We regularly use the school hall for short PE sessions and the children love our dough disco sessions. 

Today would have been graduation day for our Brilliant Bears. We are all so very proud of each and everyone of you, you are all amazing and we have missed you all so much. Keep working hard and “Reach for the Stars”. 🐻😘🌟

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