What should my child bring in the Autumn Term?
- Change of clothes (pants, socks, trousers, t-shirt). Please label all clothes and especially the St John's jumper.
- Warm coat (plus hat, gloves, and scarf as it gets colder)
- Wellington boots and waterproof trousers/ suit (for rainy days)
- Blue St John's book bag (or similar)
What does my child need to wear?
- Own clothes with the royal blue St John's jumper.
How can I prepare my child for Nursery?
* Talk about going to Nursery and what fun they are going to have.
* Use pretend play to explore the idea of Nursery.
* Make a game out of self-help skills e.g
- unzipping coat
- hanging coat up
- putting shoes on
- washing hands
- going to the toilet
Tips for the night before Nursery
- Answer any last-minute questions from your child.
- Let your child choose (weather- and school-appropriate) clothes for her first day.
- Make sure that your child goes to bed on time.
- Pick a bedtime that gives your child a good night’s rest before the first day. Keep the bedtime routine soothing and relaxing. Don’t focus too much (or at all!) on the first day of school unless he/she wants to.
Tips for the first day of Nursery
- Wake up early enough so that you and your child don’t have to rush to get to Nursery.
- Make breakfast for your child and, if possible, sit down to eat together—or at least talk as they eat and you get ready.
- Review the day’s routine (what Nursery will be like, how your child will get to school/come home).
- Pack your child’s backpack together.
How are we making sessions covid safe?
* We ask that only adult per child comes to each session.
* We have hand sanitisation and wash facilities for your safety. Please practise using these with your child.
* Staff will wear visors and we ask parents to wear masks as much as possible.
* All parents/ carers stay in the garden - only 1 parent inside.
* We are asking parents/ carers to inform the school office if they have covid.
* We ask that children stay at home if they or parents are feeling unwell.