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Welcome to Bee Hummingbird Class, our Nursery Provision at Meadlands!

 

Our delightful nursery offers parents a choice of three options:

Fully funded morning place 08.30 – 11.30

Fully funded afternoon place 12.30 – 15.30

Part funded full day place @ £100 per week 08.30 – 15.30

 

The cost of a full day is inclusive of a hot lunch in our cafeteria where food is prepared on site by our award winning caterers.

 

There are 26 spaces available in the morning and 26 in the afternoon. Children may be admitted from the day of their 3rd birthday or anytime thereafter, spaces permitting.

 

Here at Meadlands we run two Nursery sessions: the morning session runs from 8.30am until 11.30am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. We also offer some full time places at an additional cost which includes their school lunch.

Each session has a similar timetable and each half term we have a different topic of focus ranging from prehistoric dinosaurs to pirates to people who help us. We start with the children coming into the classroom and choosing their own activities while we wait for everyone to arrive. Once everyone is here we will have our carpet session. This is done as a whole class and will focus on a range of subjects and interests including phonics, number work and even some special challenges and messages from superheroes and firefighters!

 

The children are then able to go back to choosing their own activity. In Nursery we learn through play and the children are able to explore the different activities we have set up inside and outside the classroom. We are lucky here at Meadlands Nursery that we have two outdoor spaces which we rotate using on a weekly basis. One of the outdoor areas is also covered meaning we can access outdoor learning in all weathers!

 

We teach and assess across 7 different aspects of learning and our classroom areas reflect these. We love learning in the maths corner and book garden but also in the roleplay area where we can become explorers, doctors, wicked witches and brave superheroes! We love to be messy and creative too so there will also be different arts and crafts available to use and malleable play like playdoh, foam and jelly!

 

During the session we will stop and tidy for snack time. We do snack time as a whole group giving time for us to listen and share with each other as a class. We say please and thank you and take turns having the responsibility of being the helper – a job we don’t take lightly!

We end the sessions with story and song time which the children love and enjoy. We love reading our favourite stories but also making them up using puppets and props. We enjoy singing our nursery rhymes using our magic song bag but also look out for new songs to learn together!

 

Our priority in Bee Hummingbird Class is that the children are happy to come in, have fun when they are here and go home having learnt a new skill, word or fact. I wonder where our learning will take us next …

 

Please contact the school office on office@meadlands.richmond.sch.uk if you are interested in a place for your child.

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