Starting Nursery 2024
Welcome to the Nursery new starter page where you will find all the information about our Nursery at St Bridget's.
Meet the staff
Miss Vaughan, Nursery teacher
Miss Dougan, Nursery Teaching Assistant
Miss Lawson, Nursery Teaching Assistant
Mrs Byrnes, Nursery Lunchtime supervisor
What to expect:
Our Nursery is for children aged 2 until they move into Reception. We have an engaging and fascinating indoor and outdoor provision, which includes areas such as a creative area, water and sand area, music area and stage, reading area, writing area, home corner, construction and small world. We play out in all weathers and have waterproofs and wellies for children to wear when they go outside in the rain and snow and also to get messy in the mud kitchen and water. Children are taught through whole class carpet sessions as well as taking part in focussed activities, one to one activities and have lots of time to learn in our provision.
In Nursery we follow the framework of Development Matters where the children can be learning about the world around us one day and how to be imaginative the next. We have lots of circle times, which develop speaking and listening skills and help to build on children's social skills and making relationships. We are the foundation of the school in that we promote children to be independent with their eating, toileting and basic needs as well as supporting them to make friends and have lots of fun!
Our Nursery class is a place for children to feel happy and safe, as well as learn through play. We have a fun and ambitious environment and our Nursery children are always at the heart of our teaching and learning as we give them the best start to their school life.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood"- Fred Rogers
Morning session- 8:45-11:45am
Afternoon session- 12:15-3:15pm
Children are welcome to attend for the hours they are entitled to, whether this is 15 or 30 hours or parents can pay for sessions. Parents can decide what sessions they would like their children to attend and these can be a combination of morning or afternoon sessions or full days.
Sessions are priced at £12 each (£4 an hour) and lunchtime is £3, which includes a hot dinner and pudding.
Our Nursery children wear full school uniform which is a white polo shirt, a burgundy school jumper or cardigan and grey/black trousers, skirt or pinafore and black school shoes.
Applying for Nursery:
To apply for our Nursery, the application form can be found below. Once completed the form can be sent by post, email or dropped off at the school office. Parents are very welcome to ring school and arrange a visit to Nursery, where they can look around our provision and meet the staff. Children are encouraged to come on this visit too.
If children are accepted for a place in our Nursery, the Nursery teacher will then send out an acceptance letter and invite children in for a stay and play session. This is a time where we will also set a start date for your child to begin their Nursery journey.
Nursery application form 2023