On behalf of the nursery staff team, may I take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to
St Patrick’s Nursery.
We aim in the nursery to provide a happy, stimulating environment, where the children will enjoy discovering and learning. We provide a range of experiences and activities to help the children progress in the seven areas of learning which make up our curriculum. The key skills and Early Years Curriculum are delivered through a range of themes, developed through the interests of the children.
For part of each session, the nursery class will be divided into small groups known as key groups. In these groups the children will socialise with the same friends each day. They will have a snack and discuss various topics related to the weekly theme, including their literacy and numeracy activities. One member of staff will work with each key group on a daily basis.
As part of our weekly outside curriculum, the children will take part in “Wild Wednesday” sessions, starting on Wednesday 5th October. These sessions are to encourage our children to explore and discover all of the learning opportunities that take place outdoors. As we are going to be working primarily in our woodland area, could we ask you to provide old clothes, wellies and pair of shoes to change into every Wednesday from this date.
In order to provide extra resources for the children, we operate a nursery fund based on a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week. However, any donations would be warmly welcomed. The money, which is usually collected on Mondays is used to provide items such as cooking ingredients etc.
I hope this has given you all the information you need, but if you do have anything you wish to ask about, please do speak to us and we will be happy to help.
Mrs Bale, Mrs Rivett and Patrycja.