Nursery 2021 - 2022
“We Share, We Value, We Respect”
Dear Parents/Carers September 2021
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new parents and children to St. Mary’s School. We hope you all managed to make the most of the summer and are ready for an exciting first year of school. The children have been busy exploring their new classroom and outdoor area during their ‘Play and Stay’ sessions and we are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning and fun!
We thought it would be useful to tell you about some of the things that we do in our Nursery Class and how you can best support your child.
Government guidance states children should only bring essential equipment to school such as: coat, water bottle, bag with a change of clothing in case of accidents (which can be kept on your child’s peg). St. Mary’s book bags can be purchased and are £3.50. In view of this, large bags are NOT required nor permitted. Thank you for your support in this matter.
You will be aware that government guidance states that a full class will now not have to isolate if ONE pupil tests positive for Covid-19.
However, should multiple cases within a given period arise, Public Health will advise on any subsequent actions. These actions will be forwarded to you.
Therefore, please be reassured that all measures in place are to ensure the least possible disruption to your child’s education.
As ever, we thank you for your understanding and support with this.
The School Day
Your child’s start time is from 8.45am to 8.55am and departure time 3:20pm. Your child will be dropped off at the Nursery door, where we will show them to our carpet area. Please collect your children from the Nursery playground at the end of the day.
Snacks are provided for Nursery children free of charge. The children will receive fruit and milk each day. Please also remember that we are a nut free school, therefore any food that the children bring into school should not contain nuts of any kind.
Thank you for all the effort which has gone into preparing your child for the start of the new term. Please ensure that you label all clothing with your child’s name, including shoes.
Reading is a vital element of primary education and it is our aim to promote a love of books and literature from a young age. Once the children have settled into their new school and routines, we will send further information about school reading books. Reading to your child or discussing picture books with them is a great way to promote positive engagement with books.
If your child requires an inhaler, please can you ensure that it is in school, labelled and in date. Please ensure school staff are aware of any medical conditions regarding your child, or any known allergies.
Can I thank the Parents who have kindly donated towards the Nursery fund. The generosity of your voluntary donations is much appreciated and helps to enrich the Nursery curriculum. This can be paid online using parent pay, £40 for the
year. If you wish to pay in smaller instalments, please speak to Mrs Knox or Mrs Dawson in the office/over the telephone.
Home Time Safe Guarding Procedures
If you are unable to collect your child at the end of the day, it is essential that you have introduced us to the other friends and family that will be coming to school, or alternately provide us with a password that can be used by anyone collecting your child.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, please contact me via the school office and I will get back to you as soon as possible, which will likely be by telephone.
Thank you for your support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our school community. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to ask.
Miss S. Agnew Mrs A. Hamp Mrs R. Hancock
Nursery Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
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