Fledglings Nursery Class
Hi Nursery Parents,
It has been super busy here at the all new Grove Nursery. It has been a pleasure to get to know the children and staff who previously came when the setting was known as the Rainbow playgroup; great to see some children from Arbury Preschool, where I previously managed, and of course all the new children and families. You are all welcome here and I hope you will see some positive changes over the coming weeks as we work on our very long to do list. The Grove Primary School Head, Miss Shaw, and her team are very keen to have Nursery as part of the school and we have had a warm welcome when going to the hall for lunch and accessing the school.
I have a few changes to report to you starting next week as we have reached October. I am pleased to report we currently have 24 children enrolled, and will soon be operating a waiting list for sessions.
From Monday we will be opening 30 hours meaning we are open 9am to 3pm daily, term time only. (No more early finishes on Monday and Friday for us!)
Children who have 30 hours funding can attend full time using their code, or if funded for 15 hours they can use this and if you wish you can pay additional sessions.
Each day at noon we are welcomed down in the main hall and have a table where the children have their lunch. They are welcome to continue to bring packed lunches but from Monday we can offer school lunches at a cost of £2.30 per day. Menus are displayed on the notice board by the main entrance door to nursery. You pay via 360pay and the school office have sent you a link to set this up.
If you wish your child to wear the Grove school jumpers (green in colour) these are available to purchase from school. They priced at £9.25 and available in sizes 2-3, 3-4 and 5-6 from the office. You can pay on Pay360. Alternatively they can wear the green coloured uniform sold in most supermarkets, or of course own clothes. Please make sure they wear clothes you are happy to be returned in paint, gloop and mud. And PLEASE LABEL all clothes.
I am delighted we are signing up to the online app called Famly. This not only replaces paper learning journals for children it means you have instant access to messaging the nursery, photos of events, reminders and we log nappies, sleep, snack etc in real time. From the app if your child isn’t going to be in you can press a button and it tells us if they are holiday, sick or other reason. We have instant access to registers, contacts and can let you know accidents etc. It’s a great all around system and please engage in the messages we sent out to all parents. We will let you see what all the children are doing, topics and save the dates! We also send out our ‘’wish list’’ which might be items you have lying around at home that we are looking for, and also advertise any fundraising we are doing. You will shortly get an email asking you to sign up.
Please save our phone number in to you phone so you know it is us If we call. 01223 778008 is direct through to the nursery.
I hope you feel all these changes are positive for your children and their learning journey with us.
We operate an open door policy so please do ask any questions you wish.