Hardwick Green Nursery

Welcome to Hardwick Green Nursery

There are two sessions in our nursery each catering for up to 26 children.

Nursery shares an entrance with the Reception class. There is an enclosed outdoor area that the children have many opportunities to use throughout the year.

Aims of the Nursery

  •  To provide a safe, secure and happy environment in which children can develop confidence and a positive self-image.
  • To encourage children to learn as they play.
  • To value individual children’s needs and abilities.
  • To lay the foundations through play for children’s literacy and mathematical development.

Nursery Stage Staff

These are some of the staff your child will be working with during their time with us in nursery. Please remember if you have any concerns about anything, however small, you are welcome to come and speak to a member of staff.

Teaching Staff

Mrs White (Nursery teacher)

Miss Rigg (Leader of Lerning)

Support Staff


Nursery Hours

Morning Session 8.45am – 11.45am

Afternoon Session 12.15pm – 3.15pm

Attendance

At Hardwick Green Primary Academy we celebrate good attendance and hope the nursery children start as they mean to go on by attending every session in order to maximise the benefits of the nursery years. The children should attend regularly, arrive on time and be picked up punctually.

When bringing your child to nursery please observe the following points:

  • All children must be brought to and collected from nursery by an adult i.e. someone who is over 18 years of age.
  • You must let the nursery staff know if someone other than yourself is collecting your child.
  • When collecting your child we ask that you wait at the nursery door and your child will be brought to meet you.

Please note these points are in place purely for the safety and security of the children.

Key Worker

Your child will be allocated a member of staff as their Key Worker. This allows children to develop a secure attachment to a familiar adult helping them to feel safe and secure in their new environment. It also allows parents / carers to identify a key person with whom they can share important information about their child. There will be opportunities throughout the year for you to discuss your child’s progress with the Nursery Teacher and your child’s Key Worker at termly Parent, Pupil, Teacher meetings.

Assessment

During your child’s time in nursery, staff will observe them at play and make a number of observations. These will then be recorded in your child’s Learning Journey which you will be able to access at any time. Here you will see a range of activities your child has participated in and photographs of them at work and play. All assessments form the basis of a report, which your child will receive at the end of their time in nursery.

What to Wear

Uniform should be worn by all children attending nursery and is as follows:-

                    Girls                                                                                           Boys

Black or grey skirt or trousers                                                         Black or grey trousers

Yellow polo shirt                                                                               Yellow polo shirt

Green sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan                                              Green sweatshirt or jumper

Green and white checked dress for the summer                              Black or grey shorts for the summer

Please do not dress your child in their best clothes. It is worth remembering young children need to be able to get to the toilet quickly and manage their clothes themselves. Shoes need to be safe for running and climbing. Plastic overalls are provided for painting, gluing and water play. Remember that we often play outdoors and children need to be dressed for this depending on the weather. All clothes need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

In the interests of Health and Safety we urge parents / carers to ensure that children wear only the minimum of jewellery. Stud earrings are acceptable. Should parents / carers wish their child to wear jewellery other than the above, then they should discuss this with the Head Teacher.

It would be helpful if your child could bring to nursery a pair of wellies, with their name on, for wet weather and a spare set of clothes in case of accidents. We do ask if your child needs to borrow any clothes from the nursery they are returned the next day, washed ready to be used again.

Health and Illness

If your child is feeling unwell, please keep him/her at home and notify school. The school telephone number is 01642 677968. It is essential that we have up to date contact numbers for your child in case of an emergency.

If you have any worries or concerns about your child’s health or development please mention this to us as we may be able to advise you on whom to contact.

Nursery Fund

We are grateful for your weekly contributions of 50p. Not only does this support the curriculum through baking and cooking but also allows us to buy special pieces of equipment for all the nursery children to enjoy. Please see the Notice board in the nursery entrance for details of our most recent purchases and to find out what we are saving for over the coming term.

Nursery fund will be used to bake with the children.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Snack
Each day the children will have the opportunity to sit down together to have milk and a piece fruit or vegetable – this will vary depending on the time of year and the availability.