Welcome to our nursery. Here is some initial informatiom.
Wormit Nursery staff are:
Mrs Spalding, Mrs Wilson, Miss Webster,
Miss Dodds, Mrs Gordon
Everyone has settled well, enjoying the opportunities to explore the nursery both indoors and outdoors. The children have been introduced to their keyworkers (keyworker list on cloakroom window) and have helped come up with suggestions for appropriate ways to be respectful to each other and the nursery environment. We will compile a book with all their suggestions.
We had a visit from our Development Officer, Mrs Elaine Cunningham, on Thursday and Friday. She spent time on these days getting to know all the children. She will visit us on a regular basis over the nursery year.
Our Nursery Teachers will be in this week. Mrs Wills on Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Chadwick on Thursday. The Nursery Teachers will visit us every 3 weeks.
- Please remember to read the nursery handbook that has already been given out. It contains lots of useful information about nursery. If you have mislaid yours or have not been given one, please ask a member of staff.
- It is important that you sign your child in and out every day and to note on our clipboard (hanging on the wall above the signing in/out sheet) if your child is being collected by someone else, i.e. another relative, childminder, another nursery. This allows us to ensure that the appropriate person is collecting your child.
- We would encourage you to use our one-way system, by using the door on the left of the cloakroom to bring your child into the nursery room and exiting through the door beside the snack area. This gives staff the opportunity to see parents/carers every day and to pass on information, if necessary.
- Please remember to regularly check the plastic pockets beside your child’s coat peg and the blackboard in the cloakroom for any information.
- As per the nursery handbook, our sunscreen policy in nursery is that children will have access to outdoors throughout their session. It is therefore important that your child is sent to Nursery in the morning with sun cream applied (when necessary during the better weather). Please mark on the Sign-In Sheet with a tick if your child has sun cream applied. A bottle of Tesco Soleil Kids Sun Protect Spray – Factor 50 (dermatologically tested) will be available in Nursery for top ups throughout the day. If you think your child may be allergic to this product, then please make sure you supply sun cream for your child. This must be handed in to a member of staff and not kept in their bag. It will be labelled and kept in a safe place. Staff will then use this on your child to top up, if required.
As children’s safety is of the utmost importance, can you please ensure that you bolt the outside gate on both sides at all times (only adults should bolt and unbolt this gate) and that the latch on the nursery door is always on.
- In nursery, we have a welly rack where you can leave a pair of wellies for your child. They will use wellies when playing with water/mud outside and on our visits to the forest/shore.
- £7 snack money is now due for Term 1 (7 weeks). Can you please place the money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and hand to any staff member.
- In mid-September we will be having our ‘Settling In’ Parent Chats (details of dates and times to follow). In the meantime, if you have any questions or problems that you wish to discuss, please speak to your child’s keyworker or any member of staff.
- Lunch ordering will continue in nursery next week. Further information to follow.
Can you help?
- Because we only have 3 Early Years Officers in the morning, we will always require an additional adult to accompany us to Forest Kindergarten/Shore. If you can help us out in this respect, it would be greatly appreciated. We visit the forest on a Tuesday morning once all children are in (more detailed information to follow).
- We are also looking for anyone with ‘green fingers’ to help keep our garden neat and tidy and to help the children plant flowers/vegetables/fruit throughout the year.
- In nursery, we focus on areas such as ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ (Education Scotland – aiming to better prepare children for the world of work) and the children are encouraged to talk about jobs people do, linking directly with their play. We would welcome any parents/carers to come in and talk about the jobs they do.
If you can help us out with any of the above, please speak to a member of staff.