There are two Nursery classes in Beacon Primary School, a morning class and an afternoon class, each lasting 3 hours.
Morning sessions start at 8.40am until 11.40am
Afternoon sessions start at 12.25 until 3.25pm
If your child is absent please ring the school office in the morning to let us know the reason.
The school telephone number is 01922 710874.
Your child is entitled free milk up to the age of 5. Your child will receive this every day. To receive milk at school you need to register with the ‘Cool milk’ scheme either online at www.coolmilk.com or by post. If your child does not like milk or is allergic to milk please let the Nursery teacher know and we can provide a drink of water.
We encourage healthy eating and ensure your child is given a daily choice of fruit free of charge.
Going to the Toilet
Most children, when they come to Nursery, should be able to go the toilet by themselves. If necessary, a member of staff will reassure your child and help them to wash their hands. In case of an accident, parents are asked to provide a spare pair of pants and trousers, which can be kept in a bag on your child’s peg.
Your child will be doing PE once a week. Please could you ensure that your child has a pair of pumps in a labelled draw string bag. Your child will be given a Beacon t-shirt in their house colour to wear for P.E.
Clothing and Weather
Nursery is about active learning and this involves a range of activities both inside and out. Please ensure that your child wears suitable clothes for the various types of play they will be enjoying. We provide aprons to protect clothing but sometimes accidents happen and clothes may get paint or mud on them.
We value outdoor play experiences and therefore use our outdoor area in all weather. Please can you ensure your child is dressed appropriately for all weathers. Everyday your child needs to come to school in a waterproof coat, which you don’t mind getting messy as we spend lots of time outside.
During winter please try to provide gloves, scarf, hat and a suitable coat.
In summer please try to provide your child with appropriate clothing and a sun hat. As your child will be climbing and running no open toe sandals are allowed in nursery. We ask parents to take responsibility for applying a sun screen to all exposed areas of children’s skin before nursery.
Each week a child in morning and afternoon Nursery will get to take Beacon bear home for the weekend. The Nursery teacher will choose a ‘superstar’ of the week to take the bear home to look after. The bear will come home in a bag with a few accessories. We ask parents to write in the diary what the child has done that weekend with the bear and maybe stick in some photographs to share what adventures the bear has been on to share back in class with the other Nursery children.
As part of our commitment to support our parents we are able to offer a wraparound provision. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. These places must be booked and paid for a week in advance. There is a charge of £15 a session plus £2 if your child requires a hot lunch. You can of course provide you child with a packed lunch if you prefer.
Times: Morning session 8.30am - 12.25pm
Afternoon session 11.45am - 3.30pm