Our Nursery is open to children from the term of their third birthday. We believe it is the ideal preparation for those children who will continue on through their primary education at Sherford Vale School.
Mrs L Lancaster Miss K Holgate Mrs S Wright
Nursery Manager Nursery Assistant Nursery Apprentice
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The nursery is overseen by a specialist early years practitioner who is part of the wider staff team and the curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all children up to the age of five; in keeping with the National Early Years Curriculum guidelines.
This is achieved through weekly joint planning and times of shared working across the Foundation / Nursery areas.
Priority will be given to voucher holders for the nursery in the first instance. Additional sessions will then be allocated depending on availability. Please note that these remaining places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Session times are as follows:
Breakfast session: 07:30 to 08:45
Morning session: 08:45 to 11:45
Lunch session: 11:45 to 12:15
Afternoon session: 12:15 to 15:15
After school session: 15:15 to 17:00
Twilight session: 17:00 to 18:00
These sessions are available with and without vouchers, staying for the lunch session is optional. Children eat lunch in the Nursery classroom and are supervised by nursery staff during this time.
The cost per hour is £4.00. Lunchtime sessions cost £2.00. A school meal can be purchased at £2.35 per day.
Our Nursery provision matches the term dates for the Main School.
You will be billed for all non-funded sessions at the nursery at the beginning of the month. Details of how to make payments will be on the bill as well as when you need to make the payment by. Fees must be paid in advance via Parent Pay.
Dropping off and collection of children
This will take place from the Nursery entrance to the left of the main reception at Sherford Vale School.
If your child is staying for lunch they may bring their own packed lunch or can choose to have a school dinner. School dinners can be ordered on a daily basis FOR £2.35, menus are available on Parent Pay and on our school website. School dinners must be paid for in advance via Parent Pay.
Children may wear their own clothes to the Nursery but you may also wish to purchase a Sherford Vale School sweatshirt or t-shirt to wear on top of/over their own clothes. You will be notified when they are available, after which you will be able to purchase them from our uniform provider The Schoolwear Shop, 105 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, PL1 1SD. You can contact them directly on 01752 252025.
A mid-morning snack and a mid-afternoon snack will be provided for the children. This will include a drink (milk or water) and a healthy snack; normally a piece of fruit.
We encourage children to keep hydrated by drinking regularly. Please provide your child with a water bottle and label it with your child’s name.
As part of our curriculum we provide children with plenty of opportunities to play outside. We would ask that you provide your child with a pair of Wellington Boots for use in the outdoor area. Please peg the Boots together and label them with your child’s name. These can be left in the Nursery on a permanent basis.
Spare change of clothes
Please could you provide your child with a spare change of clothes everyday including pants and socks. During the summer months, children will also require a hat.
If your child is using nappies when he/she starts nursery, please discuss this with the nursery staff.
Parents are asked to supply nappies and wet wipes on a daily basis. A record is kept when the child is changed during the Nursery session. Once it is appropriate to begin toilet training please discuss this with Nursery staff.
To enquire about Nursery availability or for any further information please contact the School office on 01752 891795 or email email@example.com. Nursery enquiries will be responded to as soon as possible and may be up to 3 working days.