Raffle tickets are now on sale for the Christmas Hamper donated by the Governors.
Our latest Newsletter 5th December is now available to view.
We work to the Curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It states ‘Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators, when parents and practitioners work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning’. We aim to share children’s development with their parents and wish this to be a two way process. We will therefore be asking you to tell us about your child and asking you to come to the Nursery to find out all about us. The personal development and well-being of the children is the highest priority in the school.
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.
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. Please check the Birthday Photos gallery on the Our Galleries page for a photograph of your child on their birthday.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 which are available from the school office. We also stock a small selection of nearly new T-shirts & Sweatshirts at a reduced price.
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 & dancers. 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 go to the Our Policies & Procedures page of this website.
Regular newsletters are sent out to all parents & posted on this website on the News & Events page. Please make sure that you read these as they contain important information and dates.
You may apply online or complete a common application form provided by Slough Borough Council while your child is at Nursery. These are normally completed in December/January before your child is due to go to Infants School. Please check the Slough Borough Council website www.slough.gov.uk for more information.