Welcome to Nursery...
Teachers: Mrs Oskan
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Moulsdale
Welcome to our class page, a useful source of information about life in Nursery. Check here regularly to keep up to date with all of the amazing things the children have been doing.
At Willow Tree Nursery we believe passionately that every child should have the best opportunities to learn happily and reach their full potential. We value the uniqueness of each of our children and celebrate their individual talents and interests which form the basis for our planning and the development of our environment.
Through this, we provide a learning environment that is exciting and challenging for all. One which will promote their wellbeing, independence, self-esteem, sense of community and belonging.
To help your child’s day go smoothly…
School book bags are to be brought to school daily, along with a water bottle to enable your child to stay hydrated.
A change of clothes bag also needs to be left in school with a full change of clothes including underwear and socks (clothing does not need to be uniform).
Our children have access to the outdoors in all weathers, so please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed in practical clothing. This means covering up in the sunshine, and warm coats and jumpers in the cooler weather.
Your child will need:
A pair of wellington boots, marked with their name in each boot.
A sunhat with their name in for the spring/summer.
These are to remain at nursery.
PE is held on Thursdays in the main school building. Children do not need any kit for our PE lessons. We conduct our PE lessons in bare feet and encourage the children to be independent with taking off and putting on shoes and socks. You can help your child by giving them plenty of opportunity to practice this skill at home.
Every week your child will be given a newsletter, reading book and home task, on Friday. The newsletter is to keep you informed of life in Willow Tree Nursery, our highlights, our focuses, and our future plans. The home task is a lovely opportunity to share in your child’s life at Willow Tree. We very much value our parents/guardians as our children’s first and most enduring educators and see first-hand the positive impact your involvement has upon your child’s development. All of the home tasks will be relevant to your child’s current learning journey. Many of them will have no right or wrong answer and can be taken in whichever direction you and your child see fit. The main focus is sharing the joy of learning together as a family and embedding that joy in your child to see them through the rest of their educational journeys. Your child will have a reward card which will be stamped on receipt of their completed home task.
Finally, as parents ourselves, we understand how exciting and daunting it can be for you as parents/guardians as your little one begins their life away from home. If you would like to discuss your child’s wellbeing or learning and view their Early Years Foundation Stage Profile please make an appointment with myself, Mrs Oskan. I will be more than happy to accommodate, answer your concerns and share the joys of working with your precious child. See the dates below for further information about opportunities to learn more about your child’s learning.
Dates for the Diary: At Willow Tree Primary school we are committed to providing your child with the best start to their educational journey as possible. The following are some of the additions we are making to the provision we offer to your family in Nursery this year:
Nursery Surgery- an optional drop in meeting with myself, Mrs Oskan, to discuss your child, raise any concerns you may have, seek advice, or simply come and look at their EYFS profile. These sessions will run from 3pm – 4:30pm and be held on the last Monday of each month. The first surgery will commence on 24th September.
Tuesday Story and Toast- held on the first Tuesday of each month, commencing on 2nd October. These sessions are a wonderful way to celebrate and encourage the joy of reading with your child. Parents and children can enjoy a gentle start to the day sharing a good book together in the warmth of nursery while being served toast by Mrs Oskan and Mrs Moulsdale, siblings are welcome but under the understanding that they are sitting enjoying a book too.
Willow Tree Toddler Club- held each Thursday 2pm-3pm in the nursery building. A fun and engaging play session aimed at getting little ones ready for nursery. Designed for babies and children age 4 and under and also open to families in the community who don’t have children at Willow Tree Primary School. Feel free to bring a friend! The first session will be held on the 27th September all sessions are free to attend.
Wednesday Morning Special Guest – Each child will receive a special invite for one of their grown-ups to come into nursery as the special guest that morning. The session is intended to allow you a fly on the wall view into your child’s life at nursery. It is also a chance for your little one to proudly show you all of the amazing things they do when they are here and introduce you to their nursery family. The session will run from 8:50-9:50 and will give you the opportunity to observe a teacher led session and child led activities (participation in activities optional).
(Invitations with the details of dates will be given out separately).
We hope that you will enjoy the chance to share in your child’s education. All of the above sessions are optional but participation will be of massive benefit to your child.