We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.
Nursery Yearly Overviews
To see our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum please click here.
At our Queen Edith Nursery we are pleased to be able to offer 4 different 15 hour packages:
Morning Sessions – Monday to Friday 8.45 to 11.45 am
Afternoon Sessions – Monday to Friday 12.30 to 3.30 pm
First half of the week Sessions
8.45 am to 3.30 pm – Monday and Tuesday
8.45 to 11.45 am – Wednesday
Lunch supervision will be provided on Monday and Tuesday at a cost of £3 per day. Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.
Second half of the week Sessions
12.30 to 3.30 pm – Wednesday
8.45 am to 3.30 pm – Thursday and Friday
Lunch supervision will be provided on a Thursday and Friday at a cost of £3 per day. Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.
As there are only a limited number of spaces available for each package places will be offered on a first come first served basis. To apply for a place, or to find out more about Nursery Admissions please contact the office at Queen Edith (01223) 712200.
Funded 30 hours sessions:
We are a government funded nursery and are now offering 15 and 30 funded hours to qualifying families.
Monday – Friday 8:45am – 3:30pm
Lunch supervision will be provided at a cost of £3 per day. Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.
The nursery’s catchment area includes families living in the Queen Edith area.
At Queen Edith Nursery we follow the Cambridgeshire Admissions Policy for all Nursery aged children wishing to attend our setting. For the complete policy please consult: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20059/schools_and_learning/363/apply_for_a_school_place/3
We accept applications from children over 3 years of age. Parents are required to provide proof of their child’s date of birth and home address as part of their application.
For applications received for a child seeking admission in the term after their third birthday, where more applications are received than places are available, places will be allocated in accordance with the following over-subscription criteria:
Children who have a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care plan that names the school will be admitted (for fifteen hours only) before the over-subscription criteria are applied. Those children with a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plan that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment to determine an appropriate place.
- Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order;
- Children with a high level of need who have been referred by a Social Worker, Health professional, Pre-School Specialist Support Teacher, Special Needs Officer or the Traveller Referral Team;
- Children with a sibling at Queen Emma School that live in our catchment area
- Children in our catchment area (in age order. Oldest first)
- Children with a sibling at Queen Emma School that do not live in our catchment area
- Children out of catchment area (in age order. Oldest first)
If the child does not get a place they will be put onto a waiting list in the above criteria NOT according to the date of application. When a place becomes available the next eligible family on our waiting list will be contacted to establish whether the vacancy will suit their needs. The closing dates for applications are:
Information and application forms are available from the Nursery, the County Council website and from the LA Admissions Team.
Pupil’s Eye View
Spring Term 2020
Children in nursery have had a busy half term with learning centred on a number of themes. We began by learning about rainbows and enjoyed painting, making crepe paper rainbows, sharing information books about weather and using Purple Mash to decorate rainbows on the ipads. Children then enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year celebrations. They played maths games, made red and gold banners, danced a dragon dance, looked at and tried Chinese writing and had a turn to eat noodles with chopsticks. Our Talk for writing story has been The Train Ride by June Crebbin. Children have really enjoyed learning around the theme of trains. They have painted large boxes to make their own train, designed large and small trains with shapes, sang train songs, written a train ticket, enjoyed role play around trains and stations, made their own sandwich lunch and written their own Nursery stories using the structure of the Train Ride. We were delighted to end our half term with a visit from Mr Dama who came to talk about his work.
Children in Nursery have enjoyed their first term. They have settled in well and have started to make new friends. Our learning has focused around “Dear Zoo” and the traditional tale of “The Little Red Hen”.
We have enjoyed activities such as making our own play dough, decorating cakes for our Books and Buns parent event and making decorations from bread for Christmas. Children have been developing skills in the prime areas of: Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language.
The children have enjoyed being introduced to the 7 habits through our Learning Characters “Responsible Rhino” and “Go for it Gorilla” this term. We look forward to introducing further characters during the year.
The autumn term concluded with our Christmas celebration when the children sang to their grown – ups and re-told our class version of the Little Red Hen.