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Welcome to our Afternoon Nursery Page!

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all of our latest news and photographs.


What a fantastic start to the new school year! All the children have settled in so well to their new school routine and are looking so smart in their new ‘big boy’ or ‘big girl’ uniform.


In nursery we are committed to ensuring full coverage of the EYFS Curriculum, as well as acting upon current research into effective Early Years pedagogy when planning purposeful, first-hand experiences and opportunities.


During our afternoon session we enable children to be active, independent learners by providing a safe, stimulating and exciting indoor and outdoor learning environment, in which children are encouraged and supported to develop critical thinking skills in order to achieve their maximum potential.


This page will be used to keep you up to date with photographs of all our fabulous learning that takes place during the afternoon session. I aim to keep this page updated regularly with our current topics and any important information. However, if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to speak to me at the start or the end of each day.


Thank you for your continued support, Mrs Duke.


Useful Information

  • Snack money is £1.50 per week and to be paid on a Monday morning if possible please or at the start of each term. Children receive snack twice a day and any extra money is spent on baking/playdough ingredients and messy play activities.


  • Home Time – the Nursery door will be opened at 3.00pm until 3.05pm for children leaving nursery at 3pm (Please note if you pick up your child later than this time you will be charged £2 for the child care cost of the 3pm-3.30pm session). The Nursery door will then close until 3.20pm when it will be opened for children leaving at 3.30pm. This is to enable parents to pick up nursery children from school first before older siblings. We hope this does not cause any inconvenience to our parents but opening and closing the door can be very disruptive to our nursery children who are still learning and it also takes a member of staff away from the children at these times.


  • School App – please can all parents ensure that they have downloaded the school app. The school app is a really important school to home communication link as we often send out reminders and important information on this. Information about downloading the app can be found on the ‘parents’ section of the school website or you can search ‘St George’s Catholic’ in the app store. Please make sure that you have push notifications enabled to receive any updates relevant to our class.


  • Unfortunately this year due to coronavirus our lending library and busy bags are no longer available to borrow in our nursery cloakroom. Afternoon Nursery are now sending home a Home School Communication book to provide your child with a weekly activity instead. This book will be sent home at the end of each week and we kindly ask that your child brings the book back to school the following Monday in time for our circle time activity. 


  • Stay and Play - Stay and play sessions are unfortunately cancelled this year as we are following Government Guidance and not allowing parent's into the school building at the moment. 



Please take a look at the resources below to support your child’s learning at home.

Our First Week in Nursery!

We started the term by reading ‘While we can’t hug by Eoin McLaughlin’ which is a story about coronavirus. This was a great introduction to the changes that have occurred over the last few months and enabled the children to talk about their news and changes that they have noticed in school. This was really beneficial to all of the children as it gave them time to talk about our worries and concerns in the strange times we are currently living in.


After our story and circle time activities the children realised that we didn’t need to worry and all of the new rules and extra hand washing routines are in place to keep us safe. The children have really adapted to the new rules and routines - I am very proud of them!


Below is the book 'While We Can't Hug' read aloud so you can share the story at home with your child. 

Autumn Term 1

This term our topics include ‘This is Me’ with a book focus of 'Only one you by Linda Kranz'. Then we will celebrate 'Autumn' and towards the end of the term we will have another book focus of 'Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson'. 


This term we will be reading a selection of stories related to our current topics. It would be great if you could order and share some of the stories with your child that we will be reading over the upcoming weeks. Children love to read and complete activities on stories that they are already familiar with from home. Below are a selection of the stories we will be focusing on this term.

This is me!

During this topic we have been learning all about ourselves with a focus especially upon the prime areas of learning (communication and language, physical development and PSED). Below are a variety of photographs of some of the activities we have enjoyed. 

17.09.2020 - Home School Communication Books

A big thank you to all the parents for helping your child to complete their home learning activity last week and for bringing the book back to school promptly. All the children have really enjoyed sharing their work with their friends. Using this book really helps your child's communication and language skills and it encourages them to share their news confidently.


We will continue to send these books out on a Friday with any news about our current topics and a home learning activity in it. We kindly ask if it is returned to school on a Monday in time for our weekly circle time news activity.