Welcome to the Cubs Nursery for 2 to 3 year olds
We Aim to Provide:
*A caring environment where children may explore and repeat experiences according to their needs.
*An atmosphere where every child feels secure, valued and confident.
*A broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, appropriate to the social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development of individual children, including those with special educational needs.
*An approach to learning geared to the needs of young children, emphasising first hand experience, talk, PLAY and having FUN.
*Encourage children to be self-motivated, INDEPENDENT and questioning.
*Enable the children to make an effective, smooth and happy transition from home to Nursery and from Nursery to Main School.
*Involve parents in their child’s education. Parents are invited to take part in regular activity days and are very welcome to discuss their child's development with the nursery staff at all times.
Our day in nursery
Children can choose from any of the areas within nursery. They split into two groups to have their snack or join in with some songs or games on the carpet in the middle of the session. Children can choose if they want to play outside and at the end of the session they have a story and sing songs.
Morning sessions: 8.30am to 11.30am
The main doors will be open between 8.30am and 9.00am and again at 11.15am for collection.
Afternoon sessions: 12.15pm and 3.15pm
The main doors will be open between 12.15pm and 12.45pm and again at 3pm for collection.
Assessment - 2 Year Progress Check
At some point during your child’s first or second term your child’s key person will complete a written report with you on how your child is progressing against the three prime areas of learning:
We track all children's progress regularly using a secure webpage called Early Essence. This enables us to quickly identify children's next steps and ensures all children make the best possible progress. We also use the Every Child A Talker and Every Child A Mover projects to support children with their speech and language development and their gross and fine motor skills.
Some children at our nursery are beginning to learn to use the toilet.
*All curriculum documents are available for parents to look at. Termly, weekly and daily planning is always displayed in the nursery, booklets and leaflets are always available, please ask your child's key worker if you would like to access these.
*We encourage all parents to fill out questionnaires to help us to develop our practise. These are always available in nursery and are also sent home each term.
*Parental interviews will take place in the month before your child is due to start the 3+ Bears Nursery.
*What the children have for their snack is always displayed.
*Parents can look at what their children are experiencing on their online learning journey provided by early essence.
We work very closely with other agencies like Health Visitors and Sure Start workers so we can meet every child and parents individual needs.
We do not expect the children to wear a full school uniform, but we would like them to wear a t-shirt, either red or white and a red school cardigan or sweatshirt. Please see the parent handbook for more information.