We are excited to be able to offer your child the opportunity to start their school journey with us in the beautiful grounds of The Homestead at West Green.
Children aged from 2 ½ to 4 years old will be given the support and encouragement they need as they begin to experience the wider world.
They will have the opportunity to explore and discover, engage in new activities and gain new skills in a safe and secure environment.
Our Nursery staff are experienced, and committed to the values already well-established at The Grey House School allowing for continuity and a smooth transition for those who wish their children to continue their journey at The Grey House School.
Children may be listed for entry at any stage and a waiting list will operate, based on date of registration. Please use the Enquiry Form on the Admissions tab of the website to register your interest.
Parents and children will be given the opportunity to visit prior to entry. Please contact the nursery to make an appointment to look round or email us on email@example.com or telephone 01252 843418.
Morning and afternoon sessions run: 9.00/9.15am - 12.15pm and 12.15pm - 3.00/ 3.15pm with the possibility of additional lunch hours being added to sessions at an additional cost, along with the facility to add additional sessions.
Children staying for lunch will need to bring a packed lunch. A morning snack and drink will be provided.
Children are entitled to 15 hours free provision starting the term after they reach 3 years old. The cost of provision before they reach 3 and for any additional hours will be charged termly. The fee structure will be announced during each Autumn Term, and will be effective from January of the following year.
We follow the seven areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Expressive Arts and Design
Understanding of the World
Welcome to our Summer Newsletter! Once again we are enjoying a really busy term. The children were engaged by our seaside topic before half term and are now interested in learning about growth in plants and themselves.
We have taken full advantage of the sunny weather and have been planting bedding plants in our raised beds and cress heads for the children to take home.
They love learning outside so please ensure that they always bring a sunhat and water bottle to Nursery, especially during the warmer weather.
We are busy writing end of year reports for all of the children and these will be sent home at the end of term. Those children who require a two year check will also have a meeting with their Key Person and we will be contacting you shortly to arrange this.
Every child at Grey House Nursery has a Learning Journey where we stick photographs and assessments that inform us of their progress during their time here. These are always available in the office for you to see. We thought it would be interesting for you to see what they have been up to on a regular basis and plan to have certain weeks when your child’s Learning Journeys is available for you to look through at drop off and pick up times. Our first Learning Journey dates are: Mon 3rd-Wed 5th July from 9.00am-9.30am and 3.00pm-3.15pm each day.
Please could you provide a small cold pack in your child’s lunch box to ensure that their lunch stays at the correct temperature until lunch time.
Many children are delighted to see grapes, cherry tomatoes, cocktail sausages and olives as a choice in their lunchbox. It is always lovely to see them eating healthily but please could you ensure that they are cut into quarters to avoid any risk of choking. Please provide a freshly filled, named, daily water bottle.
Our Themes for the rest of term are….
Wk commencing 12th June Growth in plants and humans.
Wk commencing 19th June ‘Some things change and some things stay the same’
We will be covering transition for those children moving onto School in September.
Wk commencing 26th June – Summer fun!
Wk commencing 3rd July – More Summer fun!
Dates for the diary
Summer Stay & Play: Thursday 29th June 9.15-10.00am
Learning Journey week: 3rd-5th July 9.00-9.30am
Last day of term: Thursday 6th July
Summer holiday: Friday 7th July – Wednesday 6th September Nursery closed
Autumn term begins: Thursday 7th September
Our flexi drop off and pick up slots from 9.00-9.15am and 3.00-3.15pm are proving popular. The children are busy completing activities until 3.00pm. On the rare occasion that you need to collect earlier than 3.00pm please let us know and we can ensure that your child is ready to be collected.
If you ever have any questions about how your little one is getting on at Nursery please speak to their Key Person or Mrs Chalmers the Nursery Manager. We will always be keen to listen and answer any queries you may have.
We will be very pleased to hear from Early Years practitioners regarding any future vacancies we may have at our Nursery.
On Thursday 30th November, optional Flu Immunisation will take place in school for Form K, I, II, III and IV and full information has been sent home regarding this. The designated Specialist Community Public Health Nurse is Shaeron Matthews and if you have any queries or concenrs, she can be contacted on 01420 88336; email hp-tr.EHSchoolNursingAdmin@nhs.net; website - www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/schoolnursing