Newdale Nursery is part of Newdale Primary School and opened in September 2012 (previously Sure Starters Nursery).
The nursery is located at the front of the school and offers an ideal environment in which children may develop in safe nurturing surroundings. There are separate areas for younger toddlers (Ladybugs) and pre-school (Mighty Oaks), catering for children from two to four years of age. There is a secure outside play area and on site parking accessed at certain times of the day.
We have the expertise of Newdale Primary’s Early Years Co-ordinator and teacher who plans our Pre-School Curriculum through the Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals. We have an early years teacher in both morning and afternoon sessions.
The Nursery is Term Time only and opens at 7:45 am and closes at 6:00 pm Monday to Friday each week . Exact dates are published in the nursery calendar each year. We close for 5 staff training days over the school year.
Parent/carers can book up to 2 weeks of holiday (pro rata) free of charge. For holiday bookings/change to sessions/cancellations, we require 2 weeks notice.
After school club
We offer a breakfast club session 7.45am-8.30am.
The nursery operates an after school club session from 3.20-pm -6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Children for this session are collected from the rear nursery garden gate (follow the Delivery sign) for Mighty Oaks until the Nursery administrator opens the gates.
Uniform is available to purchase, at Baker & Sons, on the High Street in Wellington.
We encourage the children to choose a book each week and share it with family members. We ask that each Monday or the first day of the week they attend to change their book. Please can parent’s sign books in and out as we keep a record of borrowed books.
P.E, Forest learning, drama and cooking sessions
On a Tuesday we offer cooking and forest school sessions, on these days we would ask for children wear comfortable clothing.
In the Forest Learning sessions where the children are taken outside to a nature area where we carry out activities, we provide waterproofs but we need you to provide wellies, coats, gloves and scarfs.
Cooking sessions are done in the Nursery. Children experience these sessions on a rota and by the end of the year have experienced them all.
Arriving and collecting children from Nursery
Nursery session in the morning starts at 8.30am -11.30am, the afternoon session is 12.20pm – 3.20pm, we kindly ask you to wait outside the main entrance for Ladybugs and rear nursery garden gate (follow the Delivery sign) for Mighty Oaks until the Nursery administrator opens the gates. This is the same process for collecting your child, at the end of the session.
We would ask you to make sure you speak to your child’s key person when dropping off and picking up your child to ensure the key person has acknowledged you and your child.
Toys and belongings
We would also like to ask that children keep their toys at home as we can not take responsibility for broken toys. However, we do appreciate that on occasion children may want to bring an item in to share with the group.
Children who are stay for lunch can either bring in a packed lunch or a hot school lunch is available at a cost of £2.45. This is to be paid via your child’s Parent Pay account.
Please can you provide a change of clothes in a named draw string bag which can be left on your child’s peg as children participate in messy activities or may have an accident.
Please note the car park is only available to staff and disabled badge holders.
You can read Nursery’s policies on our policy page
Nursery Ofsted Report
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