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Nursery

Bessemer Nursery

Nursery learning is very play-based although each child will still experience whole class teaching during carpet times. The carpet sessions are a mixture of teaching through stories, singing and phase 1 phonics.  We also enrich our curriculum further with a weekly P.E. session in the top hall and a Forest School session, run by the Jolly Foresters, which takes place in our nature garden.

What we offer:

We offer both part time and full-time places, Monday to Friday, during term time only – subject to availability. Morning sessions run from 8:45 am to 11:45am, and afternoon sessions from 12:45pm to 3:45pm. We currently provide places for up to 25 children in each of our nursery classes.

We offer full time places for 30-hour free childcare eligible children. You will need a 30 hour code for us to accept your child for a 30 hour place. You can check your eligibility and receive your code by going to this website https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare?step-by-step-nav=f517cd57-3c18-4bb9-aa8b-1b907e279bf9

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Nursery Timetable examples

Typical Day in Nursery AM:

8:45am Main gates are opened into the playground
9.00am Classroom doors opened – self-registration / name writing with parents
9.05am Reading and formal registration on carpet
9.10am 1st carpet session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.
9.30am Choosing time / independent learning / focus activities
11.30am 2nd Carpet Session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.
11:45pm Gates and classroom doors open for home time
12.00- 12.45pm Home/ Lunch time

Typical Day in Nursery PM:

12.45pm Classroom doors are opened – self-registration / name writing with parents
12.50pm Reading and formal registration on carpet
12.55pm 1st carpet session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.
1.15pm Choosing time/ independent learning / focus activities
3.20pm 2nd Carpet Session Phonics / Maths through songs, drama, stories etc.
3.45pm Gates and classroom doors open for home time