Ivy Bank Nursery
Welcome to Ivy Bank Nursery
Nursery is the first stage of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the first stage of your child’s education. We cater for children aged 2 1/2 years up until they are 4 years old and ready for the transition into a Reception class. We follow the statutory framework to ensure your children are safe, happy and develop as life long learners. To meet the needs of all children we closely follow the ratio guidance. For children under three there is at least one member of staff for every four children and for children three and over there is at least one member of staff for every thirteen children.
The Nursery News is sent out by e-mail each week as part of the school Newsletter. It will keep you informed about what activities your children have been doing throughout their time at our nursery.
Our Nursery Team
At Ivy Bank Nursery we aim to provide a happy, secure, friendly, stimulating environment where children learn and have fun together, supported by an enthusiastic and professional staff team.
Our Nursery is led by qualified Early Years staff:
- Mr Walker is our Nursery Teacher
- Miss Davenport is our Teaching Assistant in Nursery 1
- Mrs Cantrell is our Teaching Assistant in Nursery 1
- Miss Turner is our Teaching assistant in Nursery 1
- Miss Brooks is our Teaching Assistant in Nursery 2
- Mrs Nesome is our Teaching Assistant in Nursery 2
- Mrs Cairns is our Nursery Administrator and Lunchtime Assistant.
- Mrs Talbot is our Lunchtime Assistant.
- Miss Forshaw is our Lunchtime Assistant.
Our Nursery class is made up of N1 (our 21/2 year olds) and N2 (our 3-4 year olds). Activities are planned and delivered to support your child’s current level of development and to encourage them to be creative and independent learners whilst following their own unique interests.
This is a time for new beginnings, making friends and learning lots of wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing. In the Nursery, we aim to build upon all the good work you have already done with your child during their early years. Developing your child’s Personal, Social and Emotional skills will help them to feel confident and to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning.
Here at Ivy Bank we are lucky enough to have a nursery that has access to a woodland walkway within school, plus an outdoor area. As we are outdoors every day we recommend children bring wellies, coats, sun cream and hats dependent on the weather. We also advise a spare set of clothing as we sometimes have messy play.
Our curriculum has been devised to meet the needs of the children and the learing requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Links to our curriculum, The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Development Matters documents can be found below: