Nursery 2019 - 2020

Teacher: Mrs A. Gall 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L. Jones 

Christian Value: Friendship

Learning at home

Click on the learning at home tab at the top to find lots of resources and weekly activities to support your child while at home.

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. 


Home Learning

Please download files with activities that you can do at home to support your child or click on the homework link above.  Remember the most important thing you can do is spend time with your child playing games, singing songs and rhymes, reading books and talking about everything.  There are lots of fun things you can do too such as baking, painting, making your own playdough and playing board games or doing jigsaws together.  All of these things will help your child continue to develop while away from school.

Young children can only concentrate for short periods of time so try to do a few activities each day (only lasting 10 - 15 minutes) mixed in with lots of play and physical activities.  Make sure you can get out where you can - your child will need to burn off some energy from being stuck indoors and it is essential for parents well being too!

Although there are lots of free resources online and lots of super videos with songs, stories and physical activities, try to make sure that your child only has short bursts of screen time and ensure that they are supervised whilst using the Internet.  

We look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as possible.

Enjoy spending time together as a family and we hope we find you all fit and well on your return.

Specialist Staff

Lunchtime Support: Miss T Rodreiguez 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 13th Dec- 10.30am-11.30am & 2.15pm-3.15pm Make a decoration

Tues 4th Feb-  10.30am-11.30am & 2.15pm-3.15pm Technology/Internet safety

Thur 26th March- 10.30am-11.30am & 2.15-3.15pm Maths focus

Fri 15th May-  10.00am-11.30am & 1.45pm-3.15pm Make a healthy breakfast snack (Christian Aid Week)

Mon 13th 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 11:00am and run until 11:15am.  Attending church services is one of our tree targets and helps children become a 'Golden Apple'.

Autumn Term: Monday 16th September 2019

                        Monday 11th November 2019

Spring Term:    Monday 13th January 2020

                        Monday 24th February 2020

Summer Term: Monday 18th May 2020

                         Monday 15th June 2020

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.

Files to Download

Nursery: News items

UNICEF Learning, by Mrs Erskine

Parent Guidance Covid-19, by Mrs Erskine

Ideas for Home Learning, by Mrs Erskine

Nursery: Blog items

Nursery: Gallery items

Mini church 11.11.19, by Mrs Carr

Nursery: Events items

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