End of term
Wow! Where has the last term gone? We have enjoyed lots of fun times with the children as they have settled into the nursery.
The last day of nursery before the break is Tuesday 18th December. All children are invited to the Christmas party on Wednesday 19th December between 9am and 11am.
The first nursery session of 2019 is Thursday 3rd January.
We hope that everyone has the opportunity to spend some time with their families over the break.
Is your child due to start school in September 2018?
For children who were born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 it is nearly time to apply for their school place. We will be giving all parents a leaflet explaining the process of applying for a school place. Should you have any questions or require any help with the process please ask Yvonne or Sandy.
All applications must be made by Tuesday 15th January 2019.
We cannot stress how important it is to give 3 preferences for schools and we strongly advise that parents include their catchment school in the choices.
We would recommend that you contact schools directly to arrange to take advantage of their open days.
Maidenbower Infant School will be holding open mornings as follows:
Tuesday 25th September 9.30am and 11.15am
Thursday 27th September 9.30am and 11.15am
Tuesday 16th October 9.30am and 11.15am
Thursday 18th October 9.30am and 11.15am
Tuesday 27th November 9.30am and 11.15am
Thursday 29th November 9.30am and 11.15am
Please book a space on your chosen date with the school office.
Autumn Term 2018
We have enjoyed meeting all of our new children and seeing all of our returning children. We hope that the children have enjoyed their first few days in the nursery. They are settling well and getting to used to the staff and our routines.
For parents who have children that are due to start infant school in September 2018, we will keep you informed of the dates that you need to apply for a school place for your child once we have the details. We would recommend that once you have this information that you contact your local school to arrange a familiarisation tour.
Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. This premium is paid to us for children who qualify under the Early Years Pupil Premium criteria.
We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
For the academic year 2017/2018 we received £852.24 and have improved the quality of our provision for the children by:
Providing Musical Hands Sessions throughout the year to develop self-confidence and communication skills.
Providing Yogabug sessions during the autumn term to improve self-confidence and attention skills.
Providing football sessions during the summer term to develop physical skills alongside listening and co-ordination skills.
Sourcing new resources to further develop a stimulating outside area to allow the children to use their physical skills.