We believe that Nursery School is the first stage in your child's education and we hope that all our children and their families will find it a happy and positive experience. We aim to provide a happy and caring environment in which the needs of each individual are met.
When the children first start Nursery school, they will join a small group of twenty six children. Each group has two key workers and a teaching assistant who will support the children's learning during their time at Nursery School. All members of staff will always be willing to discuss any queries or problems you may have.
Talking with and listening to the children will feature greatly in our daily routine. We aim to build good relationships and to develop the children's self esteem and self-confidence. When a child feels valued and respected, he or she in turn will value and respect others.
Everyday activities may seem simple, but they enable children to practise what they have already learnt and also to extend their learning.
The introduction in September 2000 of the curriculum guidance for the Foundation Stage for children aged 3-5 indicates the importance the Government is placing on Early Years Education. This was replaced by the Early Years Foundation Stage document in 2008.
The Early Years Foundation Stage encompasses all that we aim to provide at Great Coates Village Nursery School.
Nursery Session Times
Morning Session 8.45am - 11.45am
Afternoon Session 12.35pm - 3.35pm.
Whilst we do not have a statutory school uniform, we do have various items of school wear with our school logo available to purchase through the office.
May we also please remind you to dress your child in sensible footwear and clothing which is easily washed. The children will be learning through doing at this stage of their development. This means that they will experiment with a wide variety of materials including glue, paint, sand, mud and baking ingredients. We do insist that the children wear aprons but accidents can happen!!
We would also ask that ALL clothing is clearly marked with your child's name.