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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Nursery and Primary School

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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery Video September 2021

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At Our Lady of Lourdes Nursery we welcome children from the age of  3 and 4 years old. From the age of 3 children are entitled to either the 15 Hour Universal Offer or the 30 Hour Extended Offer of free education/care each week.

 

Your 15 hours free entitlement can be taken over 2 ½ days, either at the beginning or the end of the week. We also offer our parents the opportunity to purchase additional sessions in our Nursery dependant on availability.

 

We also offer a 30 hour full week for those parents eligible. For information about how to claim your 30 hour code please visit: www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare.

 

We are also pleased to be able to offer wrap around care for our Nursery children in our Extended Schools Provision. 

The Extended Schools club operates 5 days a week, Monday – Friday (term-time only).

As of September 2020, opening times and costs are as follows:

 

Breakfast Club:       07:45 – 08:45      £4 per session

After School Club:   15:00 – 18:00      £8 per session

 

If you are interested in a place, please enquire at extendedschools@ololprimary.co.uk.

 

At OLOL we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents and others to meet their needs to help every child to reach their full potential. We believe that all children are entitled to the best possible start in their school life, both intellectually and emotionally, in order to enable them to develop their full potential.

As outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage,

 

'Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.’

 

We adhere to the Statutory Framework of the EYFS and the four guiding principles that shape practice within Early Years settings:

 

A unique child. We recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Children’s attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others; we use our school code of conduct to support praise and encouragement as well as celebrate their successes with rewards via smileys, certificates and , star of the. This encourages and develop a positive attitude to learning.

 

Positive relationships. We recognise that children learn to be strong and independent from secure relationships and aim to develop caring, respectful and professional relationships with the children and their families.

 

 Enabling environments. We recognise that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending the children’s development. Through observations we assess the children’s interests, stages of development and learning needs before planning challenging and achievable activities and experiences to extend their learning.

 

Learning and development. The classrooms are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely and safely. There are areas where the children can be active and be quiet. The classrooms are set up in learning areas where children are able to find and locate equipment and resources independently.

 

We will provide an environment that supports and extends all children’s learning and development, including children with English as additional language and Special Educational Needs.

 

Parents are very welcome, in fact actively encouraged to visit us prior to your child starting Nursery school. For more information please contact Mrs Dillon in the school office or email nursery@ololprimary.co.uk for more details.

 

We wish to welcome you and your child to our nursery and hope that the following information will be useful.

See below for our Admissions Policy and Forms to apply for a place.

Nursery Curriculum Meeting Video

Watch our new Curriculum Meeting video which will inform you all about what is happening in Nursery this year.

Nursery Curriculum Meeting 2020.mp4

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