Hello and welcome to nursery, My name is Mrs. Hurley and the TA's are called Mrs. Parkinson, Miss. Hastie and Mrs. McNicholas.
We are very excited to meet our new children and look forward to supporting them throughout their journey on getting ready for reception.
We focus on a different topic each term providing a stimulating, vibrant, fun and caring environment for each child to grow and develop confidence and reach their full potential.
We encourage independence, speech, social skills and self regulation. See below on ways to support your child develop these skills.
Every Thursday your child will come home with a book of their choice, please read with your child and ask them questions about the pictures and about the story. Return the book the following Thursday to receive a new book and write in the diary provided.
Jo Jingles is a fun and exciting music and dancing session for the children to take part in, the sessions are Thursday Morning and Tuesday afternoon.
For the moment swimming will be on a Tuesday morning, If there is more demand we will look at providing an afternoon lesson. Lessons are held at Gorlands in Longridge, they provide transport with fitted car seats and cost £5 per week. There are 10 spaces available.
The topic for this term is Getting to know you/Marvellous me - we will be spending the first few weeks allowing your child to settle into the nursery routine and giving us time to get to know each other.
We will discuss and learn through a variety of activities the parts of our body, who we live with, about our families and how to keep healthy.
How you can support your child
Let them help get dressed in the morning
Ask them to put on their own shoes and coat
Ask open ended questions and allow time to answer (at least 10 seconds)
Give choices - would you like an apple or a banana?
Read lots of stories or even make up your own!
Listen to your child and ask how their day went at nursery
Give lots of praise
Encourage them to use the toilet and wash their own hands
If you have any queries I have an open door policy so please come and talk to me or one of the team
Mrs. Hurley :)