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Welcome to Dovecote Nursery

At Dovecote Nursery we plan our learning activities according to the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ curriculum 2017, and provide experiences in the seven areas of learning.  All our planned activities are taught through fun, play-based activities and we try hard to tailor things to tap into the children’s interests so that they will be highly motivated to engage with what we offer. We value children as individuals and have an emphasis on the Prime Areas of learning, such as ‘Communication and Language’, ‘Understanding’ and Making Relationships’, so that children are emotionally ready to access the full curriculum. Please take the time to read our booklet and contact our office if you have any questions or want to arrange a visit. Regards, The Nursery Team

Nursery session times

Our Nursery session times are:

Morning 8.50am -11.50am in the Nursery.
Afternoon 12.20pm -3.20pm in the Nursery

Full Time - Part Time?

We offer full time to ALL N2 children and those that qualify for 30 hours funding.
Morning sessions are only for those that do not wish to be full time, are N1, want to split funding with a child minder, or do not qualify.

All children will receive a welcome pack, including a book bag, book, colouring book, crayons, a free uniform voucher and funded children also receive an extra uniform voucher and free school packed lunch.

If you require any information or are unsure if you qualify. Please pop in to speak to our friendly office staff, who will be happy to help.

You can download an application form here.

Focus Story

Our focus story for the first part of this term will be ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. We will be learning about space, planets and the moon. We will be making our own giant space ship using fruit boxes and pretending to be aliens and landing on planets

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Later on in the term, we will also be looking at ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ giving us the opportunity to learn about dinosaurs, eggs, fossils and volcanoes.

We will finish the term by exploring children’s interests. We will speak about our favourite things and build them into a fun filled last few weeks of the year.

At home you could…

Watch Aliens Love Underpants on YouTube and talk about it.

- Go on a pattern search around your home. Talk about the patterns you find e.g. stripy or spotty.

- Look at baby photos and talk about the things that happened when they were younger.

Phonics

We will spend this half term recapping the sounds we have been learning over the course of the year.

Display Space

As the weather gets warmer, please remember to apply sun cream and provide a hat for your child before they come. Those children who are staying all day can also bring in some extra sun cream so that it can be re-applied. As always, please make sure that sun cream and hats are labelled with your child’s name.

We engage in lots of outdoor water
play in the summer and children
are learning to keep dry. Naming items of clothing
 will help us keep track of them if they have been changed.

New Classes

Towards the end of this half term, the children will be finding out what class they are going to be in and who their new teacher will be. It would be great if you could start talking to them at home about this exciting change. It is also an opportunity to discuss all of the wonderful things that they have learned and what they can do now that they are older.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that has named their child’s coats, hats, cardigans and jumpers. This is making it much easier to keep track of their items. We are currently extremely short of socks. Any donations would be welcomed.

Thanking you for all your help and support, The Nursery Team

Nursery Booklet and Newsletters

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