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 in their final year of nursery (the school year in which they turn 4). 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 Talk about Me!" We have been thinking about ourselves and our families. Our first story was "The Train Ride" by June Crebbin, about a little girl who went on a train to a seaside town, where her Grandma was waiting to hug her. We talked a lot about families and what the little girl saw from the train window on her journey. Our other story was also about a little girl, who saw a cottage in the wood and decided to go inside, even though she didn't know who lived there. Can you guess which story that was? We have enjoyed exploring (and eating) porridge recently!