Home Page

Nursery

About Our Nursery

  • St Joseph’s nursery group is a small nursery that was set up in 1997 and is situated within St Joseph’s primary school. The nursery serves the local community and is accessible to all children. We have “a team of fully qualified practitioners who are very secure in the knowledge and understanding of how to promote good learning and wellbeing of young children.” (OFSTED, 2014)
  • St Joseph’s nursery follows the EYFS and provides children with all the essential skills they need to begin school.  Children have access to a fantastic outdoor area where they have the opportunity to practice their physical and imaginative play, using resources such as sand and water, our team has a strong commitment to the welfare and safety of all the children, including indoor and outdoor activities.
  • We strive to create strong and positive relationships both with parents and children; it is our aim that all families are happy and content in this vibrant learning environment.
  • We are open Monday to Friday, term time only

     9:00 – 12:00am

     12:00 - 15:00pm

 

If you require any further information or would like to come and visit us please feel free to contact Mrs Heslegrave (manager) on 01254 853473.

 

 
 

OFSTED rating: Good

World Book Day 2017

Baking cakes for Macmillan.

Making Potions!

Our theme for this half term will be: SPRING AND GROWTH 

 

The areas we will be covering are: Growth in animals, growth of flowers and plants, how we grow and change, the seasons, weather, sizes ans shapes in nature, hiberntion, migration, farming, Easter, Mother’s Day, National Book Day, Chinese New Year

 

we will be learning these songs, stories and rhymes:

  • Mary had a little lamb
  • I dig my garden
  • Hop little bunnies 
  • The very hungry caterpillar
  • Chick, chick, chick chicken. 
  • The little red hen.  
  • Three Billy goats gruff. 
  • Titch 

 

The children will be encouraged to explore the theme when they are at home or out and about. Any help and encouragement you can give them will be much appreciated.

 

 

School term and Holiday patterns for 2017/2018

 

AUTUMN TERM 2017

INSET DAY 1 Friday 1st September 2017

School Re-opens Monday 4th September

2017 INSET DAY 2 Friday 27th October 2017

Half-term Closure Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017(inclusive)

School Re-opens Monday 6th November 2017

School Closes at 1.15pm Wednesday 20th December 2017

 

SPRING TERM 2018

INSET DAY 3 Friday 5th January 2018

School Re-opens Monday 8th January

2018 Half-term Closure Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 (inclusive)

School Re-opens Monday 19th February 2018

School Closes at 1.15pm Friday 23rd March 2018

 

SUMMER TERM 2018

School Re-opens Monday 9th April 2018

May Day Closure Monday 7th May 2018

Half-term Closure Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018 (inclusive)

INSET DAY 4 Monday 4th June 2018

School Re-opens Tuesday 5th June 2018

School Closes at 1.15pm Friday 20th July 2018

INSET DAY 5 Monday 23rd July 2018 

 

 

Information for parents:

 

Dinner Time: 

Children who are attending the Nursery have the option of bringing a packed lunch or having a hot school dinner. If you want your child to have a dinner please inform a member of staff at the beginning of the day.(Costs of £1.70)

 

Snack Time:

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack or alternatively they can have toast at a cost of 20p, again please inform a member of nursery staff at the beginning of the day.  

 

 

Important Information for Parents:

 

We feel it is very important that all parent are aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis, especially as infants are in one of the highest risk groups for suffering with the disease. Here is a link to the official meningitis website, where you can find all the information you need to know about Meningitis: http://www.meningitis.org/

 

Here is the link for the St Johns advert which teaches you what to do if your child begins to choke: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/our-campaigns/baby-choking-the-chokeables.aspx

 

We also think that parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms that will show if their child is suffering with a serious head injury.

 

Concussion: This occurs when there has been trauma to the brain, such as if the brain has been shook rapidly.

Sign and Symptoms: unconscious for a short period, short term memory loss, confusion, irritability, mild headache, shallow/normal breathing, rapid/weak pulse, normal pupils which continue to react to light and possible nausea or vomiting. 

 

Compression: This is swelling of the brain.

Signs and Symptoms: if a person recovers well from a head injury but then begins to deteriorate they could be suffering compression, level of response get worse as their condition develops, intense headache, flushed/dry skin, deep noisy and slow breathing, slow/strong pulse, one or both pupils dilate as the pressure on the brain increases and as the condition worsens the person may fit.  


Top