Nursery 2023 - 2024

Teacher: Mrs A. Gall 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L. Jones 

1:1 Teaching Assistant: Miss H. Porter

Christian Value: Friendship

There are two nursery sessions each day, morning and afternoon as follows:
Morning session     8.30am – 11.30am
Afternoon session 12.15pm – 3.15pm

We also offer 'Beginninng of the Week' and 'End of the Week' sessions which run over two and a half days. 

30 hour places are available and run over four and a half days.  Parents are given the opportunity to pay for wrap around sessions (where available) at a cost of £10 per session. 

Specialist Staff

Lunchtime Support: Mrs N Slocombe

Class Prayers

Welcome:      Dear God,

                      Please help me to be a kind friend in the Nursery.



Home Time:   Jesus, friend of little children, be a friend to me;

                      Take my hand, and ever keep me

                      Close to Thee.




UNICEF Rights and Responsibility: Article 31


Children have the right to relax and play.


New Parents

The first day at nursery can sometimes be a bit worrying for children (and parents/carers) especially if they haven’t attended a preschool setting before.  We offer a stay and play session before your child starts so that they can meet staff and see our classroom.  On their first sessions we suggest they attend for 1 hour so that they can settle and have a positive first experience.  Arrangements for the following days can be made with a member of staff. We aim for children to be staying for their full session by the end of their first week.  If you have any important information to share about your child, such as medical conditions, likes and interests, or any questions about nursery please see a member of nursery staff.


Wonderful Weather

It is important for all children to wear sensible footwear and coat as the weather gets wetter and colder. We encourage the children to bring their own wellington boots to use outside; these can be passed to a member of staff. When children are this age they are still learning to dress and undress independently, so we ask for them to wear shoes with velcro fastenings so they are easy to take off and put on. Please remember to name all clothing and footwear.



At St. Oswald's we place a high emphasis of the importance of good attendance, starting in Nursery.  We encourage pupils to achieve attendance of 96% which is national average.  There are lots of ways that we encourage and celebrate good attendance: text are sent home weekly to update parents of their child's attendance,  termly 100% certificates and prizes.  The children work toward their TREE targets (see key information section for more information) - one of the targets to be a golden apple at the end of the year is to achieve 96% attendance.  

Nursery can be one of the first places that your child may mix with other children and they often catch lots of coughs and colds from each other.  If your child is suffering with a cold it is important that you still bring them in to Nursery so that they can continue to build their resilience to illnesses.  If we feel that your child is too poorly to be in school then we will contact you to collect them.  

Please contact school and leave a message if your child will not be attending their session due to illness.



We encourage parents to support their children in learning the importance of arriving punctually for school.  Starting these good habits in Nursery will ensure that your child continues this routine throughout their school life and into adulthood.  At the start of our session children find their name and later in the year start to 'sign in' - this gives them the opportunity to practice recognising their name, mark making and developing their fine motor skills.  It also helps children settle into class and aids with seperating from parents.  If children don't arrive punctually they are missing out on these key skills which provide foundations for their future learning.  Please support us and your child by ensuring you arrive at 8:30am for morning sessions and 12:15pm for afternoon sessions.  


Stay and Play

We love to invited parents to join in with our sessions and 'stay & play' is the ideal time to do this. Each 'stay and play' session has a theme linked to the areas of development and parents are able to spend time looking at their child's learning journey and observations.

We will let you know when we are running out stay and play sessions again.

Mini Church

Each half term the children are invited to join in with our Mini-Church session where they can take part in a short church service at St. Oswald's Church. Parents are warmly invited to join in with our service and can enjoy refreshments afterwards.

Services begin at 11:00am and run until 11:20am.  Attending church services is one of our tree targets and helps children become a 'Golden Apple'.  The dates for this years services are below.

Monday 12th September 2022

Monday 7th November 2022

Monday 9th January 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023

Monday 24th April 2023

Monday 12th June 2023



Online Safety

An Important Note to Parents and Carers.

Please be aware of online safety when our children go on the Internet. The link below offers information and advice about keeping our children safe online. It also has a valuable reminder of the importance of keeping passwords secure.

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Stay n Play, by Mrs Webb

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St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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