A very warm welcome to Knights NurseryThe Early Years team here at Knights Primary extend a warm welcome to our Nursery children and parents. We are delighted that you have chosen our friendly, caring Nursery as the starting place for your child's education.
We offer a spacious, stimulating environment for children aged 3 to 4 years. Mrs. Allison leads the class and is ably supported by Ms. Southard. Our highly qualified and experienced team work together and with colleagues from the school and outside agencies to provide the best possible start for every child in their care.
The large nursery unit set within our EYFS and Key Stage 1 block is complemented by extensive outdoor learning spaces. Our children benefit from a creative, fun and safe space that enables them to learn through play and exploration, whilst striving to achieve their Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Learning through play is vital in the early years so we encourage play indoors, outdoors and through local visits and Forest School. This helps our children explore and develop into curious, independent learners.
Looking for a nursery place for your child?
We are currently taking applications for pupils eligible to join our nursery after their 3rd birthday. Admissions will take place in January, April and September 2024. We are offer 15 hours fully funded provision per week. Nursery sessions take place between 8:45am and 11:45am daily.
If you would like to sign up for your free space, please visit our admissions page or drop into the school office.
Come and visit us!
Nursery open morning and our popular Stay and Play sessions are a great way of finding out about the team and introducing your child to our setting. Please sign up to join us on any of the following dates:
Nursery Open Mornings
Friday 8th December, 9:30am
Friday 15th December, 9:30am
Stay and Play
Friday 8th December, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Your child's learning journey starts here...
The Prime Areas of Learning, as well as the Specific Areas of Learning are led by the overarching principles which shape practice in our setting. The four guiding principles are:
- Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
- Children are learning to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
- Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual needs and interests and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from strong home/school partnerships;
- Importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.
The four Specific Areas in EYFS are:
3. Understanding the World
4. Expressive Art and Design
Our Nursery Curriculum
Curriculum News for Parents and Carers
Useful Information for Parents and Carers
Fruit Time and Milk
Each day the children are provided with free fruit delivered to the school. They also have the option of water or milk. Each child is entitled to free milk until they are 5 years old. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Early Years is a very busy and messy place! Do not be alarmed if your child comes home in paint or glitter. We try to ensure that the children are having as much fun as possible.
We cook with the children once a week; this will be something as simple as decorating biscuits to making pizzas or scones. For this to happen continuously we do ask for a cooking contribution which covers the costs of cooking and messy play ingredients. A £1 a week voluntary contribution is requested from parents.
Our Early Years team are paediatric first aid trained. If your child does have a minor injury, you will be told when you pick up. If it is a head injury or an injury of a serious nature you will be informed straight away by telephone.
Please check that your mobile and email address are up to date as letters and notices are sent online.