Welcome to Wharton's Nursery...
Our Nursery Team includes:
Mrs Richardson- Class Teacher and EYFS Lead
Miss Clancy - Class Teacher and Interventions Teacher (currently on maternity leave)
Support Staff- Miss Janet, Miss Joanne and Miss Done
Lunch Staff- Miss Janet and Miss Debbie
Our Nursery Routines...
After our stay induction and initial stay and play sessions our part time hours are...
Once the children have settled and are happy in our setting, the children will begin to start full time placements. The full time hours are from 8:25am-2:30pm.
All of our nursery sessions are planned with a balance of child initiated and adult led activities (including carpet times). Although we run our setting with stories, themes and topics, we very are very much inspired and led by the children’s ideas and interests. With this, all of our resources are introduced throughout the year to support children in the seven areas of learning both through self-directed play, and with adults supporting and extending their play.
Each day and within all weathers, your child will have access to the indoor and outdoor areas of provision. During our short carpet sessions, the children enjoy and listen to stories, learn to sing songs, take part in phonics and mathematics activities. They also have the opportunity to listen to adults and to listen to each other for information and ideas.
Squiggle Time and 'Flipper Flappers'- We use part of each day to cross our mid-line to prepare our children for mark making and writing. These are active sessions and show clear progression throughout the year! The children really enjoy this physical session which develops with a specific programme throughout Nursery up until the end of Year 1!
Disco Dough- Each morning we start the day by diving straight into strengthening our fine finger muscles and developing our gross motor movements. We complete this every morning by warming up our hands and developing onto manuipulating each muscle in our hands to support each childs development. This supports balance, muscle development, communication, mark making and handwriting and much more!
During Morning snack time, all children have toast with water or milk and during afternoon snack, the children have fruit and a drink of juice or water.
At 11:45, we prepare for lunch and go into the infant Hall to eat our lunch. If your child has a school dinner, please ensure you pre order your child's lunch on the School Grid site. Packed Lunch friends eat with the other children - please ensure that all food sent into school does not contain any traces of nuts.
At lunchtime children are encouraged to eat using knives, forks and spoons. Social eating and drinking are an important part of personal, social and emotional development.
Nursery Areas of Provision...
Each area in Nursery is carefully laid out to allow children to access the resources they need to play, linking both their own learning needs and interests to the current Nursery theme.
A phonics area, with phonics resources currently linked to one of the 7 aspects includes books, musical instruments, puppets, talk buttons, mirrors and microphones.
A mark making area, with resources for drawing, writing and mark making which includes flat working spaces, vertical easels and belly writing to strengthen all areas of the body to prepare your child to mark make and begin to form letter shapes.
Our role play area is a domestic home corner. We use this style of role play as it is an area that most children have prior language, knowledge and modelling of to encourage and enhance imaginative play. Later in the year, we enhance the role play with both topic and child led ideas.
A mathematics area is filled with puzzles, puppets, rhymes, numbers, scales, colour sorting and much more!
Our wet and dry sand area is open ended to explore textures and to manipulate different types of sand for different purposes. The area contains various resources such as spades, buckets, sticks and small world toys, sieves, spoons and more.
The wet and messy area contains various resources such as slime, gloop, jelly, water, beans etc. This area enhances sensory play. It includes a variety of resources such as funnels, containers and small world toys, which allow children to pour, fill and empty containers and play imaginatively.
A painting and creative area for children to access a range of tools such as glue, paint, chalk, textiles, collage, scissors, hammers, hole punches, stamps and more is used to enable and encourage children to use their own imaginations and become expressive learners.
Our calm and sensory book tent contains books related to our current focus, as well as a wide range of information, fiction and poetry books to choose from. This area also includes microphones, writing opportunities, finger puppets and small world figures to engage story telling.
The large construction areas include large and small construction toys, transport vehicles, small word figures, natural materials, tools, and role play opportunities. Included in this area is reading, writing and mathematics opportunities.
The Nursery Team