Grassmoor Primary Nursery Information
Nursery Opening times: 8.50am - 3.15pm
Morning sessions: 8.50am - 11.50am
Afternoon Sessions: 12.15pm - 3.15pm
Grassmoor Nursery is a 52 place Nursery in 2 sessions, with 26 children attending mornings and 26 attending afternoons. We offer both 15 and 30 hour nursery places
The Early Years Foundation Stage
Your child will be learning through a programme of teaching and learning set down by the Government Department of Education called the ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ [EYFS].
It is expected that children will learn by:
These are called the Characteristics of Learning
The stage covers 7 areas of learning and development.
Personal, Social and Emotional development.
You can find out more about the EYFS by visiting the following website
Our aim is to create and provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment for our children and hope to create the feeling that we are an extension of the family. Our primary concern is the children's well-being and through a structured and loving environment. We help them to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and also encourage them to mix socially.
Good attendance is valued by our school and it is essential if pupils are to take full advantage. Attendance registers are filled in at the beginning of each morning and afternoon sessions. Parents should inform Nursery of the reason for any absence by sending a written note of explanation, a personal verbal message or a telephone message.
Snacks and drinks - During each session your child will be given a drink or milk or water and a piece of fruit. Sometimes, they will have other foods that may have some relevance to the week’s learning. The children will be expected to collect and put away their snacks and beakers independently.
Most of the activities in the Nursery involve painting, gluing and water as well as playing with materials such as clay, plasticine and play dough etc. The school has a simple school uniform which includes a white polo shirt and a royal blue school sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo. These can be purchased from the school office.
As we also spend part of our day outside, please ensure that your child has a suitable coat and footwear every day. Your child also needs to wear clothing that can be easily removed when going to the toilet this will help your child to avoid any distressing accident.
If your children has only recently been toilet trained please bring a bag with sets of spare clothes in case they need changing.
Oral hygiene – After snack time each child collects their own toothbrush and cleans their teeth in order to promote good oral hygiene habits. Our Oral Health Toothbrushing Assistant , Mrs Foxall, is fully trained and accesses both the morning and afternoon children.