Welcome to our Nursery. We are proud of the caring and nurturing environment we offer you and your child here at Hensingham Primary School. We have a busy 26 place nursery offering 15 and 30 hours funded places to children the term after they turn 3 years.
Our Nursery is well resourced and benefits from a fenced outdoor area, a superb garden and a large field and woodland area where the children can extend and enhance their learning experiences. The children have access to 2 classrooms where we offer a wide variety of learning and play opportunities covering all aspects of the Prime and Specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage standards for learning and development.
Each individual child has their own unique learning journey which we capture on our electronic system ‘Tapestry’. Tapestry helps us to keep parents informed of their child’s learning experiences, progress being made and the day to day fun and activities that we do.
The key workers across the nursery, nurture and support the children’s progress and next steps by personalising the learning to meet their needs. Our children are nurtured and supported in developing the fundamental skills that get them ready for full time school and help them to be the best that they can be!
Topics and themes are planned to capture the children’s interests and imagination . Staff work hard to ensure that children are safe, happy and make good progress during their time with us.
We pride ourselves on having positive relationships with parents through home visits and value parents as partners, ensuring the best possible start for your child within our nursery. We welcome visits to nursery and are happy to answer questions prospective parents may have.
This half term in Nursery we have lots of exciting things planned! We are continuing with our ‘Food from around the World’ topic. Within this we are going to be artists, connoisseurs and chefs. We will be tasting fruit and vegetables from around the world and then using our culinary skills making them into delicious foods to eats. E.g. Exotic fruit salad and Hearty Vegetable soup. We will use our skills as student artists to make observational drawings of the foods. Also learning about the countries the foods come from, which will lead into food grown in our own country.
Every Friday the children will ‘suit up’ and will be visiting the school garden, whilst in there they will prepare it for growing our own crops. The children will decide what fruit and vegetables they would like to grow.
When working in the garden the children get to take the lead in decision making and organisation of the garden areas. They will help to make decisions on enhancing the sensory area and the story area.