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Photographer

The photographer is here this Friday (6/10/17) to take individual pictures of the children. Children who do not usually attend on Friday may be brought in at 9.00am to have their picture taken.

 

30 Hours of Free Childcare

The national rollout of 30 Hours of Free Childcare commenced on the 1 September 2017. To be eligible for 30 Hours of Free Childcare, both parents (or the sole parent in a single parent family)will need to earn on average the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage and no more than £100,000 per year. Parents will need to click here to determine if they are eligible for this funding from the term after their child’s third birthday.

At Westlands Nursery we are offering parents the opportunity to take their funding in two different ways; either up to 5 days 9-3, or up to 3 days 8-6. We are offering up to 15 places per day to 30 hours funded places. Please speak to Claire if you need further information about this.

 

The focus for learning this term has been:

Caterpillars – settling, sensory and talking about colours as we have several children in that room that are showing an interest in colours, the focus of learning in that room will remain pretty much the same next term as we have a couple of new babies joining us as well as a new room leader who may have some new ideas, but I know is keen to offer as many sensory experiences as possible.

  

Ladybirds – this term the ladybird room has been focussing on settling new children and activities to help them get to know each other. Next term they will be looking at Autumn and Autumnal celebrations such as Halloween and fireworks night as well as some time looking at ‘under the sea’.

 

Bees and Butterflies – this term the children have been looking at traditional tales, next term they will be focussing their learning on stories by Julia Donaldson.

 

Lending Library

We have a lending library in the main entrance, children are welcome to borrow a book to share at home.

 

Ofsted

We were inspected by Ofsted on May 10th 2017.

I am pleased to announce that we were judged as ‘Good’ in all areas. We are really pleased with this judgement and the positive report we received.

Staff have worked really hard throughout a challenging year with many changes and it was lovely to have that recognised by Ofsted’

The report can be found here

Term 6

14-06-2017

This term the children are learning about:

The Caterpillar room are learning about summer  and have played in sand, gloop, water and with ice cubes! They have had lots of fun exploring sensory toys too.

The Ladybird room are looking at insects and have caterpillars that they are feeding an watching develop into butterflies! They will also be looking summer and weather over this term

The Bee and Butterfly rooms are looking at ‘countries around the world’ they have already had afternoon tea with scones they made themselves as part of learning about England and tasted a variety of tropical fruit whilst learning about Africa.

 

Newsletter

7-02-2017

To read the latest Newsletter click here.

 

World Book Day – Thursday, 2nd March 2016 

21-02-2017

Books are a great source of information and learning for children and we would like to celebrate World Book Day with yourselves and your children. 


On Thursday, 2nd March 2017, parents are welcome to come into nursery to spend some time reading with your child(ren).  The sessions will be at 11.15 a.m. – 11.45a.m. and 3.00p.m.-3.30p.m.  


The children are encouraged to dress up for the whole week as their favourite book or character from a book and bring the book in with them so we can read a selection of these at story time. 


We really hope you will come along and join in with this fun but educational time with your child in nursery

 

Stay and Play

25-01-2017

Our next stay and play day will be held on Wednesday, 1st February 2017.

The sessions will be as follows:

10.45-11.45 or 14.30-15.30.

Please make sure you let your child’s key person know if you are planning on attending either of the sessions.

 

Snow Fun at Westland Nursery

16-01-2017 

Our Butterfly and Bees had a wonderful time playing and exploring in the snow on Friday.  For some of our children this was the first time they have ever experienced snow so it was very exciting for them.


Our planning reflected the change in the weather and the children were talking about feeling cold outside but how it was warm inside.

Newsletter

6-1-2017

Please fnd the lastest newsletter here.

 

End Of Term 2

16-12-2016

Well another busy term is coming to a close. 

The children have had a wonderful time creating lots of Christmas cheer and making lots of goodies.  The Christmas Carol Concert was a great success with the children joining in and signing along with their beautiful voices.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and entrusting your children into our care

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and we very much look forward to seeing you all back in the New Year.  We return on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

From all the staff at Westlands Nursery

 

New Class Pet

21-11-2016

Wet and wintery times are here at Westlands Nursery (be sure to bring a coat everyone!) but we never expected it to be slimy!

Well, thanks to our new class pet things sure are a tad slimier, especially when we get it out for a bit of investigating!

The children are enamoured with our as-of-yet unnamed class pet and we are all eager to see how it will grow from the miniscule specimen it currently is to the enormous African Land Snail it is destined to become!

Though unnamed, we do know our new snail pal enjoys cold showers under the tap, with favourite foods of lettuce and cucumber and enjoys very short but very long walks around its enclosure; watched by all the fascinated children!

In fact, so fascinated that we've been using bugs, slugs, snails and all sorts of creepy crawly things as inspiration in our play and development! What fun!

 

The Snail and the Whale

29-09-2016

Westlands Nursery is filled to the brim with such tremendous fun that we simply had to let you all know!

Our Topic as of late has been the wonderful book: "The Snail and the Whale" and, oh my, we have been enjoying it as the inspiration in our learning!

Not only have we been creating some beautifully decorated snails using shiny and glittering bits and bobs, but we've even baked our own salt-dough snails for painting later!

Aren't they brilliant!

More fun is always soon to come as Westlands Nursery; so keep an eye out here for all the latest!

 

Welcome Back

15-09-2016

Welcome back to one and all as we begin a fantastic new year at Westlands Nursery!

We've so much fun set in store for this year, with our older children knowing just some of the excitement to expect and our newest children having all the good times to be discovered as a fabulous surprise!

Be sure to keep an eye on our website for calendar events and all the latest news for what is set to be the best year of Westlands Nursery yet!