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 development of the learning environments.
Through this, we provide a learning environment which is both exciting and challenging for all. One which promotes their wellbeing, independence, sense of community and belonging.
To help your child’s day go smoothly…
Please bring your child’s water bottle (with their name on) to enable your child to stay hydrated.
A FULL change of clothes in a labelled bag (this does not need to be uniform and should be left in on your child’s peg.) Please include underwear and socks!
Our children have access to the outdoors in all weathers, so please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed in practical clothing. This means wrapping up with strong shoes and waterproof coat in colder weather and covering up on hotter days.
Your child will need:
- A pair of wellington boots, marked with their name in each boot.
- A sun hat and suncream with their name on, for spring/summer.
These are to remain in nursery.
PE will be arranged once the children have settled into our setting. More information to follow. As some sessions might be conducted in bare feet, please prepare your child by encouraging them to be independent with taking off and putting on their own socks and shoes. This is a really good self-help skill to teach at home, as part of their daily routine.
Reading books are usually given out each week, however, due to current guidance linked to the Corona virus we are unable to send books home at this moment in time. Please try to read with your child at home every day. A book before bedtime is a lovely way to settle your child into a routine and prepare them for sleep. Talking about the pictures and predicting what might happen next are all good skills to help your child with their reading. Reading is a priority in our nursery and so we have made our reading areas inside and outside as engaging as possible. We have a ‘story of the week’ and will be teaching lots of reading skills each day, during our shared reading sessions in nursery.
Home tasks will be given out each Friday. We very much value our parent/carers as our children’s first educators and see first-hand the positive impact your involvement has upon your child’s learning. All our home tasks will be appropriate to your child’s learning journey and linked to our learning focus in nursery. Many of the tasks will have no right or wrong answers and can be taken in any direction which your child chooses. Other tasks are about experiencing new things, with a focus on learning together as a family and consolidating prior knowledge gained in nursery.
The newsletter is paperless and available weekly on our class page, keeping you informed about the fun we are having in nursery, the highlights and achievements we have made and our future plans.
Finally, as parents ourselves, we understand how exciting and daunting it can be for you as your little ones begin life away from home. If you would like to discuss your child’s wellbeing or learning journey please make an appointment with myself, Mrs Lawrenson. I will be more than happy to accommodate, answer your concerns or questions and share the joy of working with your precious child.