Starting your Nursery journey
When starting with us in Ladybirds, you will have the option to choose a morning session (blue ladybirds) or an afternoon session (yellow ladybirds).
Our morning session is as follows:
Our afternoon session is as follows:
Wednesday 8.30-3.15 (we understand for some children they may not be ready for full days, therefore this is optional. If you do not wish your child to attend a full day they can still attend 12.15-3.15)
If for any reason you are unable to collect your child and need to send someone unknown to us, they must be on the agreed list with the office and we also ask that you tell them your password.
Your child will need to wear sensible shoes and have a coat even on days you think maybe dry. We spend a lot of time in the outdoor area so in winter it is very important to bring gloves and a woolly hat.
We have lots of fun and exciting activities which can often be messy. We provide aprons but please send your child in clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. These activities may include painting, exploring with foam, sand and water and gardening.
We create a ‘Learning journey’ on a web based programme called Tapestry. This collates photographs and observations of your child’s achievements. You will be given log on details during the first half term and will have the opportunity to add photographs and observations to your child’s learning journey.
We have a library in the entrance to nursery where your child can choose and take home books to share with you each week.
If your child is unable to attend nursery, please contact the office as soon as possible to let us know they will not be in and why.
Here is a nursery checklist of items your child will need to bring to nursery;
-Spare clothes including underwear, trousers/leggings/skirt, t-shirt/top/jumper and socks. This is in case your child has an accident or gets wet. The bag can stay at school.
-Nappies, wipes and nappy sacks to be left in nursery. If your child does not have their own supply of these in school staff will unfortunately have to contact you to come and bring these.
-Water bottle every day containing water only, juice is not permitted.
How you can help your child at home
Sing songs and nursery rhymes
Talk with your child about the activities you do at home such as celebrations
Read stories, share books, show your child how to hold a book correctly and turn the pages. Have a visit to Bradford library and borrow some books.
Encourage your child to move in different ways such a, walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping and climbing.
Practice dressing and undressing, including putting on their own coat.
Use scissors and hold a pencil correctly.
Practice writing their name
Recite numbers in order to 10, count objects, encourage them to compare groups of objects and say if they have more, less or the same.