Nursery 2019 - 2020

Teacher: Mrs A. Gall

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L. Jones 

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

30 hour places are available and run over 4 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: Miss C Ready and 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. You are very welcome to stay and play with your child on their first day, usually for an hour. Arrangements for the following day can be made with a member of staff. It is important to us that children have a positive first experience of nursery. 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 welly 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 send home weekly to update them of their child's attendance, certificates sent home for weekly 100% attendance and 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 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.

Fri 14th Dec- 10.30am-11.30am & 2.15pm-3.15pm Make a decoration

Mon 11th Feb-  10.30am-11.30am & 2.15pm-3.15pm Technology/Internet safety

Thur 4th Apr- 10.30am-11.30am & 2.15-3.15pm Maths focus

Fri 17th May-  10.00am-11.30am & 1.45pm-3.15pm Make a healthy breakfast snack (Christian Aid Week)

Mon 15th July-  10.00am-11.30am & 1.45-3.15pm The Barnardo's big toddle (park visit)


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 11:15am and run until 11:30am.  Attending church services is one of our tree targets and helps children become a 'Golden Apple'.

Autumn Term: Monday 17th September 2018

                        Monday 12th November 2018

Spring Term:    Monday 4th February 2019

                        Monday 25th March 2019

Summer Term: Monday 20th May 2019

                         Monday 17th June 2019

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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