Our latest Newsletter 23rd May 2013 is now available to view.
Nursery will be closed for the half term from Monday 27th to Friday 31st May
and re-open on Monday 3rd June 2013
Some children have special needs, which may take many forms. Where possible we encourage these children to attend Cippenham Nursery School and to take part in all Nursery activities. The school requests the right to share information when it is in the best interests of the child.
To view or download a copy of our Special Educational Needs Policy please click on this link.
Help your child to be independent in dressing, washing and going to the toilet. Encourage your child to talk with you and try to answer all their questions.
We encourage children to borrow books from our library regularly to develop a love of stories and an interest in reading. In the drawers beneath the books you will find a library card for your child. Every time you borrow or return a book please note the date and title on this card. We hope you will enjoy choosing and reading a library book with your child everyday.
A story sack is a bag containing a story book, tape, visual aids and other educational items to make a story come alive. You will need to attend a short training sessions to use this library.
Children should not bring their own toys or games to Nursery and any wheeled toys ridden to school should be locked in the cycle shelter. The equipment is here for everyone to share and care for, ‘their special toys’ are not.
We will celebrate your child’s birthday at the Nursery during group times. As we are a ‘Healthy School’ we ask you not to bring any sweets or cakes. Children might like to give the children in their group a sticker. Thank you.
To learn about different cultures and beliefs, we plan work around various celebrations. If your family is celebrating a special event let us know and we can try to incorporate it into the nursery life.
No smoking on the premises, including the outdoor playground.
For health and safety reasons dogs are not permitted in the school grounds.
Children’s activities at school are often messy, dirty or wet! They include painting, using clay, digging in the garden, cooking, water play and other outdoor activities. For this reason, please ensure children wear suitable clothes. Children should be provided with coats, clearly named, which they can fasten themselves, and with trousers with elastic tops such as tracksuits. Clothes and shoes should be suitable for climbing in the garden (no long skirts, thick soles,/heels or unfastened shoes or sandals). If your child wears earrings, please provide studs for Nursery, as there is a danger of ear lobes being torn during play. Children will need a waterproof coat and Wellingtons for outdoor play. We do not have a school uniform, but we do sell Nursery School T Shirts and Sweatshirts.
Controlling headlice in all schools is a problem. Please check your child’s hair regularly. A good way of preventing spread of headlice is to use conditioner after every wash and comb through with a fine toothcomb. Please report any case of headlice to your member of staff and treat the whole family before returning to school. (Either with lotions from the Chemist or the combing method).
We depend on a voluntary contribution of £1 each week. This money is used for extra special things that happen in our Nursery life. It covers fruit for the children, cooking ingredients, celebration treats, trips to Burnham Beeches, football coaching and special visitors, eg mobile farm. Each classroom has a money box available for this to be collected weekly. We are pleased to accept cheques for a term’s contribution of £12 made payable to Cippenham Nursery School. If we do not collect enough contributions, we may have to start charging for these facilities individually.
To view or download a copy of our Charging & Remissions Policy please click on this link.
Regular newsletters are sent out to all parents. Please make sure that you read these as they contain important information.
You May apply online or complete a common application form provided by Slough Borough Council while your child is at Nursery.
If you have any queries or problems you are always welcome to discuss these with the Headteacher. Formal complaints should be referred to the Chairman of Governors. Please click on the link on this page to see details of our Complaints Proceedure or a copy can be obtained from the school office. Parents can make a complaint to Ofsted if they wish: 08456 014772.
To view or download a copy of our Complaints Procedure please click on this link.
Cippenham Nursery School is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with this commitment, we encourage employees and others with genuine concerns about any person linked with the school and/or others (EG Parent/carers) to come forward and voice those concerns.
To view or download our full Whistleblowing Policy and procedures please click on this link: Whistleblowing Policy