Welcome to Nursery!
Nursery are taught by Niki, Dawn and Dinusha. They are supported by Sue, Leander, Jo and Colet. Nursery teachers can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org (This email address is not for admission queries)
As per school policy, the year group emails are always checked before and after session times. Urgent messages during session times should be directed via the main school office to ensure we receive them promptly.
We are all very excited to be starting a new school year and to be welcoming all our new families to the Earlsfield community. We know how important the initial transition period is and we look forward to working closely with all of you to ensure that your children feel safe and secure in the Nursery environment. We very much look forward to seeing their smiles, hearing their laughs and having fun with the children as they explore their new space and meet their new friends.
Throughout the first half term we work hard to support the children so that they feel confident to express their needs, navigate around the Nursery space and develop positive relationships with the adults and the other children. We are very aware that the settling in period is different for every child and for every family. With this in mind, we ask that you are respectful of others as we work to support individuals throughout this time, and hope that you will inform us of any issues or concerns you may have in the first instance. It is really important to speak to us as we have a range of experiences in this area and we are sure we will be able to find a solution by working together.
As the children get comfortable in their new space we explore different aspects of their learning focusing largely, in the first term, on how to share their new space and resources co-operatively; as well as to give them the tools to be heard and express their emotions. They will be learning and playing in a group of 52 children so learning to share is of key importance! During this time we also start thinking about the children's own interests which will then inform our planning for the following terms. Every year is very different to the previous one and we can't wait to get to know you and your children!
We will use this space to share the learning that will take place as we move through the year. As always, if you do have any concerns or questions please feel free to email us on the address above.
At a glance information
In the Nursery we operate an indoor/ outdoor curriculum which means that children can access the outside space when they choose too. This promotes independence as the children are able to make choices and explore many new experiences each week.
As the doors are always open please support us by ensuring your child is always dressed appropriately for the weather. This includes both applying long lasting sun cream at home before Nursery on very sunny days and always ensuring they have a jumper and coat in school as the weather can change. We have wellies in the nursery that the children wear in the mud kitchen so they do not need to bring their own.
If you have any questions or concerns, please use any of the following to find your answer:
Check the Frequently asked questions in the brochure sent with your admission paperwork.
There is a wide range of information available on our school website, please use this resource in the first instance and familiarise yourself with where key info is found.
Email the teachers directly through our year group email address email@example.com.
Throughout the year the children will have music sessions with our specialist music teachers; Mr Robin Hopcroft on Wednesday and Mr Felix Glen on Friday. Alongside music, the children will be involved in Wellbeing sessions in the form of yoga and meditation. These sessions will encourage the development of focus, attention and control over their bodies. Music and yoga will be taught on a weekly rotation to enable all of our children to engage in these sessions.
We are here to work with you to give your children the best start to their education at Earlsfield. As always, if you have any questions please do get in touch with us directly via, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information to remember
Click on this link to watched the information session recorded by Niki Sanders, Nursery Leader
Click on this link to watch the current Nursery drop-off and pick up arrangements video:
Please remember that all children need to have a spare bag of clothes on their peg in case of accidents. These are to stay in Nursery until needed.
See below for current session times: