Hello and Welcome to Milford Nursery!
We have a dedicated team of staff in Nursery, led by Mrs Simons, our Nursery Teacher.
Mrs Wallace is our Senior Teaching Assistant and the rest of the team is made up of Miss Faulks and Miss Weatherall. Mrs Elvin works in nursery on Friday mornings.
We welcome children into nursery after their third birthday, usually at the beginning of the following term, depending on when their birthday falls. They can however start at any time after that if parents feel they would rather wait a little longer.
The times of our nursery sessions are
We offer full time places (30 hours) for children who are eligible.To find out if you are eligible, please visit https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare and fill in the application. You need to let us know as soon as possible if you wish to apply for a full time place.
We run a waiting list and can take children’s names from birth, we will then contact you around your child’s 3rd birthday to invite you for a visit and give you a starting date. Please call in or email school for an application form. We look forward to meeting you.
In Nursery, the children are organised into three groups, Owls, Penguins and Hedgehogs. There are 3 and 4 year olds in each group. Our group times over the week include story time, singing, phonics, maths and social games as well as snack and milk every day.
The rest of the time in Nursery, the children can choose to play indoors or outdoors in our lovely big garden.
Our activities are mainly based around stories that we look at closely for around 3 weeks, and these are connected to different themes each half term. We send regular newsletters home, so families know what the children will be doing each half term.
This half term, our topic has been "Let's Pretend!" We have been been exploring different natural materials and talking about different kinds of journeys. Our first story was "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen. The children loved remembering and retelling the story and acting it out with friends. Those bear hunters overcame a lot of challenges! On World Book Day the nursery children and staff all dressed up as explorers and bears. We went on our very own bear hunt in the hall. Our other story this half term was The Three Billy Goats Gruff, who also went on a journey across a river. They had a bridge to cross though, and their challenge was the big hairy troll who lived underneath it!