EARLY YEARS’ NURSERY

The Nursery at White Court School aims to provide a secure and caring environment for children aged 3-4.  There are clear routines and a structure to each session, which encourages a smooth transition into the Foundation stage at White Court School.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which is a National Curriculum for children from birth to 5 years of age.

Learning is divided into seven areas of Learning.

  • Physical Development
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

From a variety of topics we generate activities to develop children’s learning and understanding.  We encourage a child initiated approach allowing each child to explore their individual interests both inside and out, with children of their own age.

At White Court Nursery our aim is for your child to develop a range of skills to build the foundations for many years of learning, through playing, exploring and most importantly by having fun!

Mrs Rose Hounsell is the Nursery Manager and along with other members of staff has a wealth of experience working with young children at White Court School.  Mrs Kelly Ranger-Green is the Deputy Manager.

To enable us to build good relationships with Parents/Carers, we offer an open morning in the spring term prior to the September that your child is due to start with us.  You will have the opportunity to meet the staff and see the current children enjoying their Nursery experiences.

During your child’s time in Nursery you will be invited into school to share your child’s learning journey with them, as well as being able to take part in craft afternoons.
In the Summer Term before they start, you will be invited to spend some time in the Nursery setting to allow your children to familiarise themselves with the staff and surroundings.  In the Autumn Term you will be offered a parents’ evening appointment to discuss how your child is settling into Nursery.

We feel it is important to work closely with Parents/Carers to ensure that their child’s experience at White Court Nursery has a positive impact on their development.

Useful Information:-
How to apply:-  Registration forms can be obtained from the school office.
Telephone number 01376 331801

Uniform

  • Blue sweatshirt with Nursery logo, which can be obtained from www.YourSchoolUniform.com
  • Jogging bottoms or grey trousers/skirt/pinafore.
  • Pale blue polo shirt.
  • In warmer weather girls can wear blue/white summer dresses.
  • A book bag
  • A pair of Wellies

Session times:-
Morning session – 08:45 – 11:30
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 15:15

All 3 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of Government funding which you will be able to utilise at White Court Early Years’ Nursery. This can be used in a variety of different ways:

3 full days 9.00am to 3.15pm, 5 morning or afternoon sessions and 1 full day, 2 full days and 2 morning or afternoon sessions.  These will be allocated on a first come basis and at the discretion of the Head Teacher and the Nursery Manager.

It is possible to split your 15 hours of funding between settings, but we would ask you to use at least 10 hours of funding with us. This enables your child to have time to form good relations with both staff and their peers, as well as being able to access the rest of the school facilities.

If your child is eligible for thew new 30 hours funding, the extended 15 hours may be used to pay for lunchtime supervision, breakfast and after school clubs.

Lunchtime
If you choose for your child to attend Nursery for full days, they will stay for lunch.  You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch and a drink.  There is a small charge of £3 per day to cover the cost of lunchtime supervision.

White Court Early Years’ Nursery follows the whole school policy of being a nut free area.

Snack Time
We ask Parents/Carers to make a voluntary contribution each week of £3.  This money not only helps towards the cost of snack, but will allow us to provide ingredients for weekly cooking sessions, art and craft materials and a variety of resources to support the development of the EYFS curriculum.

During snack time your child will be encouraged to become independent by pouring their own drink (we offer milk or water), helping to prepare snack and washing up their own cups and plates.  This is a social time for the children, where they can talk about what they have had for breakfast or some other news that they may like to share.