Early Years Base-Nursery

Welcome to Howes Nursery

Nursery is part of our Early Years Base and we offer a caring, stimulating and safe environment for children to learn and play both indoors and outdoors.

We provide care for children from age 3 upwards.  Sessions run (term time only) every morning from 9.00am – 12.00pm.  We are able to take up to 26 children.

We are based within the school building and have a wonderful outdoor area for the children to learn in and explore.

Meet the Early Years Base Team

Miss Price (Teacher)

Mrs Devall (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Wildsmith (Nursery Nurse)

Healthy Eating

We provide children with a healthy snack each morning and a drink of milk/water.  If your child has special dietary requirement a snack can be brought in from home.

EYFS – A Parent Guide

In the Early Years Base we work from ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’ and we track each child’s progress throughout the school year.

There are seven areas of Learning and Development Communication and Language:

  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Creative Development

Settling In

Home visits take place during the first week of September.  This will be an opportunity for us to meet you and your child in a setting that is familiar to them.

We employ a staggered entry approach to allow children to have time to settle, get to know their teachers, other children and the routine.

No cost

The term after your child’s 3rd birthday you are entitled to a grant for 15 hours a week free Nursery education. This can be used for our Nursery sessions, so there is no cost to you.

Uniform

Whilst school uniform is not necessary for Nursery children, school sweatshirts are available for sale from the school office if you would like one.

Illness

If your child is unwell and cannot attend a session, please phone to let us know. If your child has suffered sickness, diarrhoea or a fever, please do not bring them to for 48 hours.

Show and Tell

Children have the opportunity to bring toys from home at certain points throughout every term.  A letter will be sent home when these opportunities arise.  Please refrain from bringing other toys into school to avoid items being lost of damaged.

We currently have spaces in our Nursery – Please contact us if you would like to consider taking up a place with us.