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Grangetown Primary

Foundation Stage Nursery

Welcome to our class web page, for Nursery 2022-23. We have a lovely class of ___ children, who love coming to school to learn and play with their teachers and friends. 

Our staff

In Nursery we work to a ratio of 1 member of staff to 13 children. We have two part time teachers (Mrs Hanlon & Mrs Mitchell) and a teaching assistant (Miss Davison). The children are also supported over lunchtime by Miss Pickering our Reception teaching assistant.

Miss Hanlon

Miss Hanlon


 Mrs Mitchell 

Miss Davison

Miss Davison


Session options

15 hours

We offer morning or afternoon sessions (3 hours) 5 days a week for 39 weeks of the year or we can also offer 2 1/2 full days over 39 weeks. We usually encourage this to be at the beginning of the week or the end of the week. Some parents also choose to pay for top- up sessions costing £14 per session (3 hours). A childcare contract must be signed before these sessions can begin. If flexibility is needed please speak to a member of staff as we can usually accommodate.

30 hours

Our 30 hour children access the setting for 5 full days (6 hours per day). To access this amount of hours we must be given a code. You will need to apply for this the term before they start and then reconfirm every 3 months. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

All children who attend Nursery for full days will need a packed lunch or given a school lunch if requested. A school lunch will cost £2.20 per day.

Session times

Morning– 9am– 12pm                  Afternoon- 12.15- 3.15pm

Full days– 9am - 3.15pm

What the children need to bring

Water Bottle: Please provide a named water bottle each session for your child to have access to at all times. We also provide milk or water at snack times and lunch time as well.

Spare clothes: Tops, underwear, trousers/ skirts, socks and bottoms. This is particularly important when your child is toilet training but it is also useful for all children to bring a spare set of clothes in case of getting wet/muddy etc.

Nappies/Pull-ups and wipes: If children are still in nappies for medical/ other reasons we ask that enough wipes and nappies are provided for the day.

Sun cream: In the summer we ask for all children to arrive to nursery with sun cream already applied and if they are staying for a full day session we ask for a bottle to stay at nursery to allow it to be reapplied in the afternoon.

Please ensure all items including coats and jumpers are clearly labelled

Your Child’s Progress

Sharing your children’s progress and achievements are vitally important to us. There are a range of ways that we communicate your child’s progress with you:

  • Monthly newsletters/ weekly updates
  • Half termly parent pamphlets- this sets out what we will be learning during that half term
  • Termly parent/ teacher consultations
  • Yearly school report
  • Tapestry– Our Online Learning Journeys: When you filled out your registration forms it would have included a letter about Tapestry and an accompanying consent form. We will create a secure account with the details you provide that enables us to upload photographs, observations and reports relating to your child’s time with us. As a parent this allows you to view exciting achievements via a computer or smart phone.
  • Open Door Policy: All of our staff are happy to answer any queries or questions during drop off and pick up times. More lengthy meeting can be arranged usually for that week or you can also email and phone us at any time.
  • Class Dojo - we also communicate to our parents via Class Dojo and this may be little reminders or short messages.

This Years Activities  

Autumn Term

We've welcomed the recent Wintery weather and we have been loving our Muddy Monday sessions and Forest Friday sessions in our fabulous outdoor area. We've found wriggly worms and jumped in the biggest muddy puddles. We loved making our own bird feeders from apples, bird seed and peanut butter too. We also had such a fabulous time at Mowbray Park and we got on the bus to get there too.

Nursery Autumn 2



What a fabulous first half term we have had and well done to everybody as we have really settled well into nursery and we have had many firsts as well. We loved performing for our grown ups at our first Harvest Festival and we really looked the part singing our Autumn favourites Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and Big Red Combine Harvester. One of our core texts is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we used talk for writing to rehearse the story. We learned all about the life cycle of a butterfly as well as caring for our very own caterpillars. We watched as they grew and transformed, before we finally released them during our first trip. We walked along to Backhouse Park, spotting the autumnal changes and it was magical letting our butterflies go.

Nursery Autumn 1



We've had a great first week in Nursery and we have been getting to grips with our new routines. Just look at how busy we've been! We are looking forward to getting stuck into some fabulous activities that we have planned this half term.