My Nursery Booklet
Please take a few minutes to read this together.
Hello and welcome to Our Nursery Class. Whilst you are at nursery you will have your class Teacher Miss Lindsay and Nursery Nurse Mrs Hewitt that will play with you and help look after you.
Miss Lindsay and Mrs Hewitt will be your key persons and will always help you and make sure you are happy and have someone to play with and something to do. They will add pictures of you to tapestry which is like a book on the computer and your adults will see you having lots of fun, mummy and daddy can fill out a page on here to tell us all about you and give us lots of information about what you like and don’t like to do and how clever you are!
If your Mummy, Daddy or special adult wants to speak to your key person at any time, they can come into the nursery and make a special appointment (just like we do if we need to see the Doctor).
When you come to nursery you will see lots of pegs and you can put your coat and belongings on the one that has a butterfly with your picture on. Make sure your name is on all of your belongings though!! Try and remember that when it’s cold you will need a coat and maybe even gloves and a hat, but when it is hot you will need a sun hat and sun cream on.
At nursery we like to have lots of fun and sometimes we take our shoes off to put on our wellies, please make sure you wear shoes that are easy to put on all by yourself and bring some wellies to hang on your special peg.
When arriving at nursery, please try to make sure you arrive on time, so you don’t miss any play time fun.
At snack time you are able to have a drink of milk or water and lots of fresh fruit and veg as well as other food to taste, but you don't have to eat it if you don't want to. Although you can have a drink of water anytime, as this is right by the door, so you can help yourself.
Sometimes we might have a piece of birthday cake. If it is your birthday (or near your birthday) you can bring in a cake to celebrate with your friends.
Before snack you will have to wash your hands, find your name on one of the snack tables and help yourself to fruit. We all take turns at snack to collect the names and everyone gets to have a chat and socialise together in a small group.
At nursery you will do lots of learning, through play, with your friends and with adults in the nursery. You will be playing inside and outside everyday and taking part in adult led activities.
At nursery we have lots of books in the book corner where you can sit and read about all sorts of things. We have story-time everyday. We also have a tape/CD player and you will be able to listen to music and stories here.
If you want to learn your letters at home, it is best to learn the letter sounds.
At nursery we love writing because it is fun and you get to make all sorts of markings, not only on paper but in sand, dirt, paint, glitter …. everywhere!!
If you want to learn to write your name, it’s very important to use a capital letter at the start. Do not worry if you can’t because learning is the best part. We all write all of the time in our play, we might write letters or shopping lists.
There are lots of things that help us to write, things like tracing over pictures, colouring, cutting, drawing, making models and using play dough. At nursery you need a bag with some spare clothes in case you get wet or have an accident. But remember, you will sometimes get messy at nursery so don’t wear your best clothes most of the children wear the school uniform of black and white. Elastic waists are best so you can easily manage to go to the toilet by yourself!
We all need help sometimes and the Teacher and nursery nurse are here to help you, just say “help me please.”
Sometimes we might need help with our buttons, zips, turning the tap on or when we are in the toilet.
The nursery toilets are easy to find and right near the the three bears cupboard.
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES
At nursery you will be doing lots of activities, including drawing, painting, building, exploring our environment, small world play, imaginative role play, riding on bikes, scooters, playing on the climbing frame, play dough, sand and water play, computers – including using the iPad, dressing up, playing in the sensory kitchen, gardening, cooking, playing games and many other fun activities too!
You will learn lots of new things and make lots of new friends too!
You will have the opportunity to celebrate lots of festivals and celebrations as well.
All of your learning is based around a special curriculum called THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS), which means at nursery we make sure your learning is fun and helps you learn lots too!
Your Mummy, Daddy or special adult can find lots of information on our website and if they google.
We hope this helps you and your family settle into nursery life.