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Teachers: Mrs Ervine and Mrs Lead
Teaching Assistants: Ms Daniels, Ms Newing and Ms Andrews

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.


To our dear Fledglings,

We hope that you and your families are keeping well and you are continuing to find plenty of things to keep you busy at home, in your gardens and as you begin to venture out in the local area.

This term at school, we would have been finding out all about ‘The Seaside’ together, so here are some activities to do with this topic that you may like to try at home.

We are missing you all lots and can’t wait to get back to school and have fun with you all again.

With love from, Mrs Ervine, Mrs Lead, Sarah, Jane, Davina and Kim xxxxxx


Below you will find extra links to websites and documents which will give you additional guidance on organising some focussed learning at home if you choose. 

Starting with a Story - visit White Rose Maths for some activities based on stories.


Term 4

  • Projects, Plans and Routines – We have started this term with a mini ‘pancake project’. We began by learning all about Shrove Tuesday and why we have Pancake Day. We then listened to the story of ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ and made our own pancakes for snack too. Next week it is Book Week at school and the children will be listening to lots of stories, making their own books, reading dens and celebrating World Book Day (Thursday) by coming to school dressed in their pyjamas. Remember to bring a teddy and a favourite book to school with you too!

As the term progresses we will also be discovering what happens in the beautiful season of Spring; we are planning to keep watch over the newly fitted ‘bird-cams’ to see if any birds are nesting in the nature garden and hopefully we will find some frogspawn in the school pond that we can watch as it hatches and grows.

  • Reception Reading and Phonics Our daily phonics sessions will continue to take place during the morning for our Reception children. We are still working on phase 3 sounds and words and there are lots of diagraphs and even triagraphs to learn! Thanks to all our parents for supporting your children so well with both our phonics and reading work, it is making such a difference to the progress they are all making.
  • Spare Clothes, Welly Boots and Water Bottles – Please remember we are a very hands on and messy Early Years Setting! The children WILL be getting dirty as they play and learn in Fledglings. It is very helpful if you can provide a spare set of clothes for your child to change into if they get wet or dirty. Please also send in a pair of NAMED welly boots that can stay at school.

We are also asking that children please bring a NAMED bottle of water with them into class each day. This means that they can take their own bottle outside with them on warmer days and we can encourage all of the children to drink more…especially during the afternoon sessions. Thank you.

  • P.E.Reception children will continue to take part in a P.E. session on Friday mornings. Please make sure your Reception child has a P.E. kit in school for that day, remove their jewellery and tie back long hair. Thank you.
  • Bike Groups – Bike groups take place most mornings for Nursery Children, weather and playground availability permitting. Children are very welcome to bring in their own bikes and scooters to use for bike group and it is helpful if they park them outside the Fledglings gate so that we can see them. It is also helpful to send in helmets if they have them (named) which they can hang on their pegs.

Please click on the link below for details of our price list and session times.

Nursery price list June 2020


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Free Early Years Education Guidance

At Fledglings we are pleased to be able to offer up to 30 hours of free childcare per week over 38 weeks. All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education. These free sessions funded by Local Authority equate to five sessions of three hours per week. 

Delivery patterns of free early education available at fledglings

Sessions

Times

Weeks Per Year

Price

Morning Session

9.00 am – 12.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only

Free

Afternoon Session

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only

Free

Further information on eligibility and extended entitlement can be found on the government website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk).

Please note that funded universal hours claimed at the beginning of each term will be fixed for the whole term (i.e. Autumn Term 1&2, Spring Term 3&4, Summer Term 5&6), any adjustments can only be made at the beginning of the next new term i.e. Autumn, Spring and Summer.

Please note that the Free Early Education does not include lunch. Lunch meals are available at additional cost of £2.30 per meal.

If you take up extra childcare over and above your child’s free entitlement, you will only ever be charged for the extra hours. Additional/non-funded hours can be paid for at a rate of £13.00 per session. Invoices will be emailed to you at the beginning of each month and fees are to be paid within 14 days of receipt of invoice. Payments can be made by cash, cheques, childcare vouchers or online bank transfers.

To claim the Free Early Education the child’s legal documentation, i.e. birth certificate or passport will be required on registration.

Payment of Fees

No deposit or registration fee required. Invoices will be issued on a monthly basis payable in advance. The account should be settled by the end of the second week of the invoice period. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, childcare vouchers or bank transfer. The fees may be subject to periodic reviews, increases will be notified at least one month in advance.

Fees cover all non-funded sessions for which the child is enrolled including any sessions not attended by the child for instance due to illness/holiday. One calendar month’s notice will be required to cancel a place/or reduce sessions, failure to follow to provide this notice will incur the usual fee of £13 per session. Please note that no notice period is required for Free Early Education places.

Non-payment of fees will result in the following actions by the nursery: Children in receipt of Free Early Education will only be able to attend nursery for their Free Early Education. Hours outside of this entitlement will not be available to access until the outstanding amount has been settled. Children who do not receive funding will be requested to not attend the setting until the outstanding amount has been paid.


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