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, Miss Weatherall and Mrs Elvin. Mrs Beale works in nursery on Friday mornings during the Summer term.
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 is "Let's Talk about Animlas!" We will be showing curiosity and interest as we find out about different sorts of animals. We start by thinking about animals which are suitable to keep as pets, and which ones aren't! We will then move onto thinking about farm animals and our story is "The Gobble Gobble Moooo Tractor Book" by Jez Alborough. The children will be able to join in with the noisy story and enjoy acting it out with friends. Our final story of this year will be "Walking Through the Jungle" by Julie Lacome. This will coincide with our visit to Twycross Zoo on July 14th, when we can go and look at the real animals from the story.