Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

Nursery Prospectus

 

 

Please contact us at nursery@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk for any enquiries. 

Nursery Information and Welcome Pack

 EYFS Learning Environment Photo Gallery

The Aims of the Nursery

Gloucester Road Nursery aims to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment which provides the best possible nursery education for each child.

We aim to encourage very good relationships with parents in order to enhance the educational opportunities for each child.

We aim to develop each child’s confidence and independence while encouraging thoughtful and courteous behaviour.

We are an integral part of Gloucester Road Primary School community and follow the same the same rules where children strive to be their BEST.

B-Be your best

E- Everyone stays safe

S- Show respect

T- Take care of everyone and everything 

 Funding & Nursery Fees 

Free 15 hours childcare

Every 3 and 4 year old is entitled to receive 15 hours free childcare funding per week (570 hours a year).  Every child is entitled to receive this funding from the term after their third birthday and this will remain in place until the start of their Reception year at school.

When will my child be eligible for the funding?

Birthday falls between Term funding starts
1st April-31st August September
1st September-31st December January
1st January-31st March April

We also accept 30 hour funding for eligible families. Please contact us for more information.


If you choose to pay for Nursery hours or your child attends more than the 15 hours free funding you will be charged at a rate of £3.50 per hour for children over 3 and £4.50 for children under 3 (We accept children from the age of 2 years 9 months).

 

Snacks- Children are provided with a snack during the morning session. Parents need to pay 50p a day if their child attends a morning session.

 Please email us directly at nursery@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk for more information or for an application form.

CURRICULUM

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by the Nursery helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development. The curriculum, which we follow, is The Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines (DFES 2012); this is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to age five.

There are 7 areas that are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

Communication and language;

Physical development; and

Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

Literacy;

Mathematics;

Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

 

Each session incorporates individual, small group and whole nursery activities. This is planned to accommodate structured teaching and learning through experience and investigation and social and creative opportunities. Each of the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is fully covered through careful planning. Although we place a strong emphasis on phonic pre-reading and numerical skills, we encompass a wide range of topical themes and personal interest projects. The nursery is well equipped with a variety of resources, including the new areas that have been created;

  • A malleable area
  • Role play area
  • Writing
  • Number area
  • Reading area
  • Construction

Outside

  • Water
  • Sand
  • Large Construction
  • Music area
  • Role play
  • Activity area