The Nursery at Lynch Hill School caters for 120 pupils who are split into two sessions.
We provide for 60 pupils in each session from Monday to Friday. Children are admitted to Nursery the term after their third birthday.
Children arrive at 8:30am and join their key worker on the carpet. The doors close at 8:40am. The children spend ten minutes with their key worker, engaged in directed learning and preparing them for the morning of provision ahead. The children return to the carpet at 11am for another short, interactive session with their key worker. The doors re-open at 11:15am and all children are collected by 11:30am.
Children arrive at 12:30pm and join their key worker on the carpet. The doors close at 12:40pm. The children spend ten minutes with their key worker, engaged in directed learning and preparing them for the morning of provision ahead. The children return to the carpet at 3pm for another short, interactive session with their key worker. The doors re-open at 3:15pm and all children are collected by 3:30pm.
The Nursery is committed to providing a stimulating environment where children are able to explore and learn. We base our resources and activities on the children’s interests and plan daily to account for their successes and achievements. We work to ensure the children have an abundance of rich opportunities to develop their basic skills and valuable social skills.
Within the Nursery, there are opportunities provided for children to learn through play and adult led activities. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is used to assess children’s development against the three prime areas:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
These are the areas of learning that we focus on in Nursery as they provide the fundamental base which learning in later years is built upon. When the children are secure in these first three areas of learning, we are able to introduce the four ‘specific’ areas of learning which are; literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design.
As the Nursery curriculum is based on play, we are able to make the most of links between the prime and specific areas of learning and adopt a cross curricular approach.
In Nursery, we evidence and assess each child’s progress regularly. Through observations, we compile a ‘learning journey’ for each child which shows their development throughout Nursery. This is passed on to our Reception team so that they are able to continue tracking progress and complete the learning journey.
Parents are encouraged to share information relating to their child’s interests, hobbies and successes outside of school. We also endeavour to share information regarding children’s progress as regularly as possible, including a parents’ session and an end of year report.
Nursery children spend lots of time exploring and playing in the garden in all weathers. For this reason, in addition to their usual school uniform, we also recommend that children have access to their own pair of named wellington boots and a named waterproof coat. These items can be kept on your child’s peg and will be available whenever they need them.