Information concerning admission to Middlesbrough primary schools can be found via the following link: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions
The nursery will contact parents when a place is available in order to initiate transition and induction procedures. A list of children requiring a nursery place is kept by the nursery teacher and parents should give names to the school office staff at the earliest opportunity to ensure a place is allocated. The current nursery capacity is for 26 children and children attend for half a day, usually either mornings or afternoons. There is some provision for flexibility within our nursery setting, for example two and a half days a week. In order to access this, parents need to speak with the nursery teacher or head teacher, however certain criteria must be met. E.g. Flexibility is used to support working parents.
We know that children starting nursery and full-time school need good preparation and so do their parents! We help children by having transition days when children attend their new class, meet staff and get to know the classroom and routines. We also organise an opportunity for parents and children to come and have a school dinner in our dining hall before starting full time school, as well as ‘Stay and Play’ sessions when parents can stay and participate in activities with their child and meet staff.
Parents can help their child start school smoothly by making sure children arrive on time, wear the appropriate uniform and by discussing their child with staff to ensure we know as much as possible to help children settle in. The school also holds a ‘Consultation Time’ before the Autumn half term.
This must be arranged through the local authority. If successful a meeting with the head teacher and new class teacher will be arranged by the school.
Please make sure you have agreed an appointment time.
Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.
For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!
Children can dress up as their favourite book character or come in their PJs with their favourite bedtime story.
Reception children will take part in Yoga Bugs every Thursday. Please ensure they have their PE kit with them on these days and earrings are taken out if they have them.