NURSERY

Children Starting In September

On your child’s start date they will only stay for 3 hours. You are welcome to stay for the first hour to help your child settle in.

From the second day they can stay for the time which you booked.

If you have booked any extended day hours they will be available from your child’s second day at school.

Eligibility for free provision 15 or 30 hrs

All children are entitled to 15 hours’ free provision, regardless of household income.

30 hour code.

If both parents and carers are working or if you are a single parent or carer who is working, you may qualify for 30 hours free chidcare.  Please follow the link and read Haringey Council’s guidelines on how to apply: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and-families/childcare-and-early-years/childcare-costs/free-early-learning-education/30-hours-free-childcare

Also you can check your eligibility by visiting HMRC website HERE, School requires proof of eligibility.

Nursery visits

An oasis of love, laughter and life in the heart of the community

 

Coldfall School has had a nursery for children aged 3-4 years for over 20 years. Our Early Years provision has a long-standing track record of being graded as Outstanding by OFSTED. We offer an effective, nurturing environment in which children thrive and develop all the early building blocks and characteristics for future learning.

 

Information For Parents and Carers of Reception Children September 2023

Nursery Application for Admissions in 2024-2025

Parents who are interested in a Nursery place at Coldfall Primary School starting in September 2024 are invited to complete this application form. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on 1st March 2024. Parents and Carers who have applied on time will be notified if their child has been offered a place by 1st April 2024.

 

Guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Spring Term Curriculum 2024

Nursery CURRICULUM PLAN

Week beginning:

 

Tuesday 9th January

In English, we will read a range of non-fiction texts on the weather and seasons.

In Maths, we will talk about and identify patterns we see.

In Science, we will be describing the weather and the seasonal changes we see.

In PSHE, we will learn the NSPCC ‘Pants Rule.’

Monday 15th January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Rainy Day.’

In Maths, we will talk about and explore 2D shapes.

In Art, we will discover the artwork of Kandinsky and use this as inspiration to create our own.

In DT, we will make our own rain sticks.

Monday 22nd January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Windy Day.’

In Maths, we will continue to talk about and explore 2D shapes.

In DT, we will make kites.

In Computing, we will follow instructions and make a bird feeder.

Monday 29th January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Snowy Day.’

In Maths, we will use positional language.

In Geography, we will learn about the similarities and differences between countries.

In Science, we will be describing the weather and the seasonal changes we see.

Monday 6th February

 

Valentines Disco 10th February

In English, we will read ‘The Sunny Day’ and ‘Wow! Said the Owl’

In Maths, we will describe a sequence of events, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then…’

In Science, we will talk about the differences between day time and night time.

In History, we will share family photos of special celebrations.

In R.E, we will learn about the different special occasions our friends celebrate.

Wider Curriculum

In PE lessons the children will use key step gymnastics, developing core and upper body strength, learn the correct landing position and how to use age appropriate apparatus.

In Green Learning the children will continue to explore the woods and learn about the wildlife and plants they see.   They will take part in RSPBS Big Schools Birdwatch.

We will continue to use ‘Tales Toolkit,’ an oracy based resource that enhances children’s speaking, listening and communication skills by allowing them to use their imagination and create their own stories.

We will continue to use ‘Letters and Sounds’ a programme which helps to develop speaking and listening skills to make a good start for reading and writing.

In Music we will remember and sing entire songs. We will begin to play instruments with increasing control to express feelings and ideas. A musician from the Groundswell Art Project will be visiting us as part of a creative music making in the Early Years project.

In PSHE, the children will consider challenges and facing them. They discuss not giving up and trying until they have achieved their goal. The children will be encouraged to think about jobs that they might like to have when they are older and will be taught to associate what they learn now with being able to have the job they want. They will also talk about achieving goals and the feelings linked to this.

In Spring 2, the children will learn about their bodies: the names of some key parts as well as how to stay healthy. They will talk about food and that some foods are healthier than others. They will also discuss the importance of sleep and what they can do to help themselves get to sleep. They will talk about hand washing and why it is important. The class will also discuss ‘stranger danger’ and what they should do if approached by someone they don’t know.

Half Term

Monday 19th February

In English we will read ‘Owl Babies’

In Maths, we will describe the position of objects.

In History, we will look at our baby photos and learn how we have grown and changed.

In Science, we will explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties.

Monday 26th February

 

 

In English, will read ‘The Gruffalo’ and join in with the repetitive refrains.

In Maths, we will discuss routes and locations, using words like ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’.

In Science, we will observe our natural environment. We will collect and explore natural materials.

Monday 4th March

In English, we will read ‘Jack and The Beanstalk.’ We will take part in National Story telling week using our ‘Tales Toolkit’ story bags.

In Maths, we will describe a sequence of events, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then…’

In Science, we will plant a bean and predict what will happen next.

Monday 11th March

In English, we will read a non-fiction text, ‘A Seed in Need.’

In Maths, we will describe a sequence of events, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then…’

In Science, we will continue to observe how our bean grows.

Monday 18th March

 

 

 

 

 

In English, we will read ‘Rabbit’s Spring adventure’ and go on a spring hunt, describing the changes we can see.

In Maths, we will talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and mathematical language.

In Computing, we will create a rabbit run.

In Science, we will begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

Monday 27th March

 

*Outdoor Maths lessons week.

In English, we will read ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and ‘An English Year.’ We will focus on listening to a story and answering simple questions.

In Maths, we will talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and mathematical language.

In History, we will share family photos of special celebrations.

In R.E, we will learn about the different special occasions our friends celebrate. We will celebrate Easter and Holi.

Supporting Learning at Home 

Please share stories and nursery rhymes with your child every day.  Give your child lots of opportunities to colour, cut and draw in order to develop their fine motor skills. Please read our weekly newsletter and try out the Home Learning activities suggested each week. You may wish to use this overview to see what your child is learning each week so that you can discuss this learning with your child at home.

 

Extended day for Nursery and Reception

The extended day for our nursery runs from 8.00am-6.00pm with Reception aged children from the three Reception classes also having access to this provision in the nursery classroom if there are available spaces.

The staff team members and ratio for these hours are the same as for the core hours to ensure that provision is seamless and children feel nurtured and well supported by adults they know.

Breakfast and after school snacks are provided by the school kitchen and brought into the nursery classroom on trolleys. Breakfast consists of healthy cereals, fruit and toast; after school snacks could be sandwiches, pizza, pasta, salads, fruit or other options depending on the menu for the week. Children drink milk or water.

Please contact our Admin Team for further information, or to book a place.

Reception children:

There will be a limited number of places available in Foundation Stage Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club for Reception children. You will receive information about booking places towards the end of the summer term.

Morning provision begins at 8am and runs until the Reception children go to class as 8.55am

You can book after school care from 3.30 pm until 6 pm. (Although you can pick your child up before 6pm the session can only be booked as a block session of 2.5 hours).

Prices (per Day)

Foundation Stage Early Birds £ 8.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 3.30pm (Nursery only) £ 4.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3.30pm – 6pm £ 20.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 6pm (Nursery only) £ 24.00

 

Our Facilities

The nursery operates in a fully equipped self-contained nursery classroom with designated areas for play, sleep, stories, arts and crafts, role play, games and puzzles. There are also en-suite toilet facilities.  Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.

The large outdoor play area allows children plenty of opportunity to spend time outside, develop their physical skills and enjoy lots of fresh air. There is a climbing frame, sand pit, water play, art area, growing area and lots of space to run around or ride bikes or scooters. 

How the Day is Structured

Our staff has a great commitment to meeting every child’s needs and ensuring they have a happy and creative time with us. On our nursery staff we have a fully qualified lead teacher and nursery nurse as well as a number of teaching assistants with Early Years expertise. Each child’s Key Person will be their class teacher, who will work alongside the TA or NNEB to form positive relationships. There is a ratio of at least 1 adult to 13 children, but this may be higher depending on overall numbers of children on our books at any one time.

When the children arrive they are welcomed, registered and begin their session with a whole class story, song or game.

During the day there are several whole group carpet sessions for story, singing, new learning and reflection time; opportunities for small group work or 1:1 activities with an adult and free choice activities from a range of learning areas (eg role play, sand and water play, construction, arts and crafts, English and Maths games).

There are set meal and snack times during the day. There is also plenty of opportunity for outdoor play and learning during every session. If children are tired after lunch, there is a quiet, cosy corner for a nap.

Towards the end of the day, there are quieten- down activities, such as a story and time to talk about the day before parents collect their children by 6pm.

Meal times
At meal times the tables will be laid for the children to eat in the nursery classroom. Food is cooked in the school kitchen and delivered on hot trolleys. All our meals follow the Department for Education’s nutritional guidelines. There is a healthy well balanced menu offering a daily meat or vegetarian option and catering for reasonable dietary requirements. Meal times are seen as an important part of the day when we enjoy our food together and develop habits of healthy eating and good table manners. At lunch time children may have a school meal or bring in their own packed lunch.

Miss O'Mahoney

Lead Practitioner

Mrs Pilagosian

Teaching Assistant

Ms Coffman

Nursery Nurse

Ms Parlayan

Teaching Assistant