Starting Nursery

When Your Child Starts Nursery School

Please bring your child into the school promptly at the beginning of the session. This is an important learning time when children are being taught in small groups. Please tell the teacher if someone different has your approval to collect your child at the end of the session. Young persons under the age of 16 are not permitted by law to collect your child.

It would be useful for your child to be able to do some things for themselves, such as:

  • Going to the toilet unprompted
  • Putting on their coat
  • Able to drink from a cup

Please do not hesitate to talk to the teacher about any matter which concerns you about your child, they are here to help your child and you! We like to give you our full attention, so if you think it is something which will take a little time, please ask to see the teacher at the end of the session. If you work we shall be happy to arrange a time when it is convenient for you.

Clothes For Your Child

The children are encouraged to try all kinds of ‘messy’ activities, such as working with clay, paints, digging in the garden and finger painting on the table. This is a valuable part of learning, so they need hardwearing, sensible clothes which they will not be worried about getting dirty. They will also need shoes with non-slip soles and which protect their toes. It helps your child if their coats and shoes have fastenings they can manage themselves. In cold weather they will need warm coats, hats and gloves. In summer they may need a hat and clothes which cover their shoulders. Clothes should be marked with the child’s name to avoid confusion in the cloakroom.


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