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
Happy New Year and welcome back to Nursery for the start our Spring Term.
Our theme is ‘Around The World’ and each week will have the following focus:
Wk Beg 08.01.18 United Kingdom, England, Hartley Wintney and our local area
Wk Beg 15.01.18 China – celebrate our own Chinese New Year!
Wk Beg 22.01.18 Australia
Wk Beg 29.01.18 Antarctica
Wk Beg 05.02.18 Easter & Spring
We will also continue to work towards the children’s next steps and follow their interests to ensure their learning is engaging and motivating.
It would be wonderful to share any connections you may have with any of these countries. If you have photographs or knowledge about anything we are covering, please do let me know. We are always looking at ways of bringing learning alive and it is wonderful if we have visitors who can talk to us about places they have been. If you think you may be able to do this, we would love to hear from you!
We are very excited to welcome a full-time member of staff onto our team, Miss Abigail Bacon. She has had a great first day and is enjoying getting to know both Children and Parents. Our existing staff; Mrs Thurston, Mrs. Bishop-Visser, Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Kirkpatrick complete our Nursery team and will continue to work on the same days they currently work.
We are now looking for a permanent member of staff to cover 2 mornings per week (Monday & Thursday)
8.30am-1.15pm. They must be EYFS trained with good recent experience of working with young children. If you are aware of anyone you think may fit the bill, please ask them to contact us.
Should we experience extreme weather I would like to remind you that you should check the Main School website in the first instance for announcements to any changes to the Nursery day; www.greyhouseschool.com
A text/email will be sent should there be any emergency changes to the day.
As the temperature has now dropped we would be grateful if you could supply a named warm coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots so that we are all able to go out and play, whatever the weather.
To avoid any items being lost please name everything the children bring to Nursery! We would be grateful if you could place a change of clothes in your child’s bag so that they can be changed if required.
Carol Service Collection
It now seems a long time ago but your generosity has allowed us to donate £208 to the Oak Centre at Royal Marsden Hospital.
If your child is not yet toilet trained please also ensure that there is always a supply of pull-ups, wipes and nappy sacks in your child’s bag. We do have a small supply of these at Nursery but they are only used in emergencies. From January 2018 we will be making a charge of £1.00 per session for those children who do not provide a supply of changing materials, should it be required.
It is always great to hear about what your children are learning at home. Please feel free to take one of our ‘wow’ moment slips, hung up by the door, to inform us if they have learnt something new or have exciting news to tell us.
A reminder that, as our Nursery continues to grow, we are now operating a waiting list for all of our morning sessions. Afternoon sessions are also filling up quickly, so please do let us know if you hope to increase your child’s sessions in the future.
Should you wish to enquire about changing any Nursery sessions or adding adhoc sessions, we ask that you complete our purple form requesting your change in writing. When we have received your form we will look at our ratios and staffing before we let you know if this is possible.
Mrs. Moolgaoker is available in the Nursery office from 9.00am-3.00pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and deals with all Nursery administration & funding queries. In her absence please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as possible.
If you 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.
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 and cherry tomatoes 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. This is a real risk which is regularly reported in the news. Please provide a freshly filled, named, daily water bottle.
If your child id unwell and unable to attend Nursery please phone the Nursery office on 01252-843418, so that we are aware that they will not be attending. Please inform the Nursery staff regarding absences for doctors’, dentists’ and similar appointments. We would be grateful if you could inform us of any other absence in writing, an email will suffice.
I would like to thank you for supporting your children at Nursery and wish you all a Happy New Year!