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.

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.

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.

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.

Nursery waiting list 2022-2023

The closing date for submitting an application for Nursery 2022-2023 was 28th February 2022.

If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for a place, please email the school: office@coldfall.haringey.sch.uk

 

Guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Summer Term Curriculum 2022

YEAR GROUP: Nursery

TERM: Summer Term 2022

Topic title(s) and summary overview 5th  and 6th half term

Summer 1: Once Upon A Time- Nursery will be reading a selection of classic traditional tales such as ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ The children will be encouraged to learn and join in with retelling the stories, using puppets and masks to act out them out and describe the characters and settings.

Summer 2: Amazing Animals-Nursery will learn about animals and their habitats. We will enjoy a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts such as ‘Mad About Minibeasts,’ ‘Animal Bop’, ‘On The Farm,’ and ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We will develop our minibeast garden and the children will help to care for Orwell the tortoise.

Please note that our main focus will be building on last term’s learning and ensuring the children feel safe, happy and secure. We will be preparing children for the transition into Reception.

Please read the sections below to find out what your child will be learning in the summer term.

Communication and Language (C&L)

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Communication and Language is broken down into three aspects:

·         Listening and attention

·         Understanding

·         Speaking

To ensure your child really excels in communication and language we will be immersing the children in the following activities:

Rhymes and rhyming/songs

Action songs

Retelling traditional stories using puppets and props

Developing their oracy and storytelling skills using ‘Tales Toolkit’

Role play including small world fairy tale castle and vet sets

Circle Time and Key Group Time to encourage speaking and listening in small groups

It is our belief that children need as much exposure to these activities to ensure they develop into the best learners that they can be.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is recognised as one of the building blocks of success in life. It supports children’s development by helping them to interact effectively and develop positive attitudes to themselves and others.

In order for your child to develop successfully in this area we will:

Talk freely about our homes and communities

Play with friends and continue to develop relationships at school

Continue to consolidate the rules and routines of the setting (including behavioural expectations)

Continue to share

Continue to show kindness towards others

Work collaboratively

Develop listening skills by listening to our teachers, stories, songs and each other

Continue to learn how to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise, saying sorry etc.

Talk about how we are feeling during circle time activities

Develop an understanding of the school’s values through stories, role play and circle times

Physical Development (PD)

Physical development is as the title suggests about how babies and young children gain control of their bodies, but it also includes how children learn about keeping themselves active and healthy and how they learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely.

To support your child in developing in this area they will participate in the following activities:

Playground games including races and obstacle courses

Travelling in different ways

Climbing and jumping using the ‘A’ frames

Constructing models using a range of different materials-building castles, houses for ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and bridges for ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’

Bikes and scooters

Balancing

PE lessons with Ms Duggan and Mr Browning

Develop their gross motor and fine motor skills- Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers (pincer grip), traces own name, leading to name writing

Handle scissors safely and correctly

Catching a large ball

Continue to manage self-care independently

Literacy (L)

Being able to read is the most important skill children will learn and has far-reaching implications for lifelong confidence and well-being. Literacy is often thought of as the ability’ to read and write’ but it also includes being able to speak and listen.

To develop early reading and writing your child will be taught and immersed in the following:

Immersion in a broad and rich language experience

Letters and Sounds-a programme which helps to develop speaking and listening skills to make a good start for reading and writing. We will be introducing a sound of the week in Summer 2 as part of our transition to Reception

Continue to read a range of text types (fiction and non-fiction) and encourage the children to join in with key phrases and repetitive language

Handling books carefully and enjoy looking at them independently

Opportunities for and purposeful contexts to encourage mark making through play

Maths (MD)

Mathematics is all about understanding and using shape, space, measures and numbers to solve everyday problems. Helping children to enjoy Mathematics is probably one of the most important things that adults can do so that children realise that mathematics is a way of finding things out and solving problems. In order to do this, we will be using concrete apparatus (Numicon) and immersing the children in a number rich environment through songs, play and activities.  In the course of this, your child will learn to:

Participate in daily counting activities and songs

Recognise numbers in the environment

1:1 correspondence of number to object, up to 5 and then 10

Explore Numicon-become familiar with the size, shape and colour of the numicon pieces ready for Reception

Number of the week

Find how many by grouping

Talks about 2D shapes and names them: triangle, square, rectangle, oval, circle, pentagon, hexagon

Begin to use positional language (e.g. behind, on top of etc)

Understanding the World (UW)

Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment. To help your child understand the world we will:

Learn about animals and continue to care for our own Nursery pet, Orwell.

Talks about things we have observed in nature -exploring nature by visiting the nature trail and allotment.

Forest Schools sessions with Ms Bunston

Explore and talk about forces we can feel e.g. pulling the turnip in ‘The Enormous Turnip.’

Participate in cooking activities including baking gingerbread men

Safely use and explore a variety of materials e.g. designing houses for ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and building strong bridges for ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’

Expressive Art and Design (EAD)

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe

Your child will:

Learn and perform a range of old and new songs

Singing sessions with Miss Vetch, learning ‘Songs of the World.’

Explore rhythm, dance and moving to music

Play with musical instruments (e.g. drums, tambourines, maracas etc)

Dress-up and engage in imaginative play using ‘props’

Create masks, puppets and models from junk

Explores colour and how colours can be changed

Draws lines and shapes to represent a real or imaginary object, person etc.

Uses natural objects to create artwork

Explore a variety of materials

Special Events

Queens Jubilee

How parents can be involved in home learning

Please share stories with your child every day. Give your child lots of opportunities to colour, cut and draw in order to develop their fine motor skills. Check your Tapestry regularly and read the weekly Nursery memo. Please be familiar with the seven areas of learning (as stated above) and think about how you can support your child at home in developing in these areas.

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 or porridge, 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:

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. Children are allocated a key worker who works with them on a 1:1 basis, although all the children are well known by all the staff. 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 children arrive they are welcomed, registered and encouraged to find an activity they enjoy.

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 Nichols

Nursery Nurse

Miss Regis

Teaching Assistant