“We believe forming good links between home and school are paramount.”
Welcome to Nursery
Our Nursery at King’s Hall School is a friendly, happy and welcoming setting for children aged 2 to 4 years. Every child will have their very own key worker who will focus on their individual needs and support them through their time here with us at King’s.
We have two rooms, Nursery (Room) 1 and Nursery (Room) 2.
Nursery 1 welcomes children from the age of 2, while Nursery 2 welcomes children when they in their pre-school year. They stay here until they make the transition to their Reception year. It is positioned next to our Reception classrooms with whom we share a secure, purpose-built outside area.
Whether your child starts at age 2 or 3, they will be assigned a Key Person who will work in close partnership with you to ensure they feel happy and safe, and that all of their needs are being met. We believe forming good links between home and school are paramount.
We offer the following session choices (but do ask for a minimum of two sessions per week):
Morning (including lunch): 8.00am – 1.00pm
All day: 8.00am – 6.00pm* (*Children may be collected from 3.30pm)
We provide children with the opportunity of a Forest School session every Monday. Your child may wear ‘Home Clothes’ on this day, preferably something that is old as I can assure you they get very muddy even when wearing full waterproofs! • If your child’s waterproof trousers are not always on their peg please do not fret as we tend to store all our waterproofs in one large storage box. I am sure you can appreciate it can become a little hectic when helping children out of muddy boots and clothes. Please ensure they are named and we will send them home each half-term for a wash.
Every Friday morning, we are very lucky to be able to use the school minibus and take the children on a mini adventure. We often go to Vivary Park or Hestercombe Gardens. Due to Covid 19 the nursery trip will be on hold until further notice but will aim to offer this experience as soon as it is safe to do so. I would like to take this opportunity to say how lucky we are at Kings Hall to such wonderful grounds, so on a Friday the children will be taken on an adventure (Welly walk) around our grounds.
Sports Hall Session
Every Wednesday morning, we take the children to the main sports hall where we use equipment, big and small. and provide them with the chance to develop those all-important physical skills. Bats, balls, hoops, music, dance, movement, games and races are just a selection of activities your child(ren) will participate in. It is also worth noting that we share this session with Pelican 2 Nursery.
It is a legal requirement for your child to be signed in and out of the Nursery each day; please can you help us by ensuring you do this. Our Safeguarding policy states that: ALL children require a collection ‘Password’, therefore a Nursery Team member will be confirming this with all parents on your child’s first day. (If you have any questions please ask) Please provide any nappies, wipes and creams in your child’s bag or if it is easier you may bring these in bulk and we are happy to store them at Nursery in our nappy changing area. Please can you leave two sets of spare clothes in your child's bag due to accidents, water play etc. As the weather is getting colder and wetter please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing/shoes to ensure their comfort during the day. Please provide your child with sensible shoes/trainers, a warm/waterproof coat, waterproof trousers and welly boots; this will ensure your child will get to experience all activities.
Moving on to Reception
When the time comes for your child to move up to Reception, we would be delighted to give you a tour of the facilities so that you can see more of the school and what we have to offer for the next stage of your child's development.
Children looking to make the move would normally do so in the September term following their 4th birthday. At this point you would be invited to a Welcome Afternoon. It can be a little daunting moving up to a new class, with new teachers and a new environment. We therefore like to make this feel as easy as possible and start to introduce children to their new teachers and routine during the Summer Term. This transition is often smooth as the surroundings are already familiar and we are part of one big school family.