2 Sep

Nursery Newsletter


St Ethelbert’s Nursery Information.


Miss Taylor – Early Years Leader

Mrs Kember – Deputy Nursery Manager and EYs SENCO

Mrs Woodgate – Nursery Teacher

Mrs Cox – Nursery Practitioner

Miss Hewitt – Nursery Apprentice


Session Times:

We are a term time nursery and are therefore closed during the school holidays.

We offer the 15 and 30 hours of government funding and take ‘rising three’ children.  Children are entitled to the government funding hours in the term after they turn 3 or parents have the option of taking a rising three place and paying for their session (until they are entitled to the government funding) or applying for the ‘Free for 2’ funding online.

Our sessions run Monday – Friday. 9am – 12pm / 12pm – 3pm or 9am – 3pm.

Snack is provided to the children.  This includes fruit, breadsticks/crackers/toast/ yogurts, etc and a choice of milk or water.  Children who attend all day or in the afternoons will need to bring a packed lunch with them to have at 12 pm.

Nursery Term Dates 2018 – 2019

Term 1 Tuesday 4th September to Friday 19th October

Term 2 Monday 29th October to Wednesday 19th December

Term 3 Thursday 3rd January 2019 to Friday 15th February

Term 4 Monday 25th February to Friday 5th April

Term 5 Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 24th May

Term 6 Monday 3rd June to Tuesday 23rd July

There are still 4 more training days to book.



Keeping under fives safe online (ChildNet)

Ofcom research in 2016 showed that almost 40% of 3-4-year-olds and two-thirds of 5-7-year-olds go online. We know that children need support in these environments, to get the best out of using the internet, and there are real advantages in making sure that children are supported in their internet use right from the start. ChildNet has prepared a guide for the parents of under-7s to help them think about the issues involved.



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