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Special Information

If your child is leaving Nursery at the end of the Autumn term notice must  be given in writing by  Friday 22nd October 2021 

Term dates

Existing children start back     Thursday 2nd September 2021

We are holding a settling in play session for all our new children on Friday 3rd September 2021 from 10am to 11am, parents stay for this session

Staggared start for new children from Monday 6th September  2021

Nursery shut on Thursday 9th September the community centre is being used for voting on this day

     Half-Term       Monday   Monday 25th - Friday 29th October 2021                             

Term Ends   Thursday 16th December  2021

Spring  term starts on Tuesday 4th January 2022


Dates for the Dairy

Week Comencing 6th December we are hoping to hold our Parent mornings a chance to have a chat with your child's key worker

Arrangements for:

Drop off - Parents of those children already attending, please wait outside as before the summer break and wait for the doors to open. Please allow your child to enter on their own as they have already developed their independence. New children may enter with one parent/carer to the reception area only, until they are confident to enter independently. Please say goodbye to your child in this area, where. They will be taken to the cloakroom area and continue with the routine of washing hands before going to play with the toys. Parents must leave via the kitchen exit door.

Pick up - This term one parent/carer will be allowed into the nursery setting to collect their child using the one-way system which the Community Centre has asked us to use. Parents will be invited in, a few at a time. Please enter through the main doors at the front, follow the arrows down the stairs (left side), collect your child from the mats and leave the main hall using the other stairs and exit via the kitchen exit door.  Children will be ready sitting on the mats. Please collect your child from the mat, where they will remain seated until they have been told by a member of staff to stand up. This will allow an opportunity to talk with your child’s keyworker and sign any forms that are needed such as an accident. Please allow your child to walk independently and not be carried. Please hold their hand on leaving the building as the exit door opens out, to the main road.



We use a Staff Buddy System for when your child’s keyworker is occasionally unavailable to speak to. In this situation, please speak to their buddy or to Carol or Nicky who will pass on any messages or information.  These are the keyworkers and their buddies.

Nicky – Karen

Zoe – Nicky

Karen – Nicky

Gill – Amanda

Amanda – Gill

Sign of the Week

Makaton is a language programme using signs, symbols, and speech to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. This helps to slow down the pace of talking and provide extra visual clues about the meaning of words.

Today over 100,000 children and adults, use Makaton symbols and signs. Children with language or learning difficulties and children with English as an additional language benefit from using these Signs and Symbols. However, all children will be involved in learning this skill, as it promotes inclusion and supports interaction and friendships between children.

Children will be introduced to the signs and symbols by visual clues and actions, during their Story time. They will be used throughout the session in daily routines, in songs and stories. Please support your child with learning this new skill. A great way to learn new signs is on The CBeebies TV Show “Something Special” with Mr Tumble or on “Singing Hands” Website.

The sign for the following week will be named on the Story time observation each week.‹›×

Our children move on to a variety of different schools and these schools use different learning schemes to support reading.

 For this reason, we support learning with a range of these schemes.

From an early age, children benefit from using these phonic sounds. It helps to develop their oral motor movement to support their pronunciation of words.

Each week during Story time all children will be introduced to the name of a letter and the ‘phonic’ sound using the action from the Jolly Phonics scheme.

The name and phonic sound will be named on the Story time observation for the following week.

Family Book

Please could you send in photos of family members, friends, and pets that we can keep. This may be just of parents and siblings, but can also include other relatives and friends, who your child is familiar with and who are important to them. Please name them on the back and their relationship to your child. We will use them to make a “family book” that will be used to develop their learning and they can share with us and their friends.

 Nursery Policies

It is important that you read and contribute to policies of the setting, these policies are regularly reviewed and a folder containing them all  is available for all parents to read, if you are unsure about anything contained in them, please do not hesitate to ask questions. 


Suggestion Box

We are constantly reviewing our practice and welcome suggestions from parents, if you or your children have any suggestion you would like considered these can be  placed in the ‘suggestion box’ in the entrance hall.   Suggestions made can be anonymous if you so wish.  A note book and pen are provided for your use.


Parents as Partners

As part of our Parents as Partners initiative we would ask that all parents contribute to your child’s Learning Journey with photographs and comments.   Also when you go on a visit to theme parks, farms etc can you bring in a leaflet that can be placed in your child’s learning journey, and that your child’s key worker can talk about it with them.   Thank you to those parents who have already contributed, we have enjoyed receiving your contributions. We are also planning introduce some home learning activities which we hope you will enjoy with your children. You are also important to us we can always make ourselves available if you need to talk to someone.

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Ollie Owl

Ollie Owl is Rectory Lane Nursery’s mascot and enjoys going home with the children or going with them on trips. All the children will get the chance to take him home at some point this term.


If you change your address, telephone or mobile telephone number please remember to let us know so that we can keep the emergency contact details for your child up-to-date.   We also are required by the local education authority to notify them of any change of address.


The nursery telephone number is 07930878133


A reminder to all parents not to put food, drink or medication (inhalers etc.) in children’s bags. Any medication needs to be handed to a member of staff on arrival. Please do not put food or drink or sweets in children’s bags or pockets this is very unfair on the other children especially those with intolerances or allergies if they discovered them.



We are pleased to announce you are able to purchase clothing with our logo direct from:, uniform is optional.

Mobile phones

Please can all parents carers and anyone accompanying parents do not use your mobile phone in the building. Do not enter the building until you have finished and please do not take any calls until you are out of the building.


Please like our Rectory Lane Nursery page on Facebook we will post relevant information and reminders on there.

Absence from Nursery

If your child is not attending nursery on their set day for whatever reason could you please notify us by 9.30 am so that we can mark the register accordingly.   If they contract certain illnesses we also have a duty of care to notify other parents.   A return has to be made to the local education authority each term indicating the level of absence for each child and if we are not notified of the reason then this has to be recorded as unauthorised absence; if the level of unauthorised absence is high then this could affect the child’s entitlement to funding. We also care about the children and plan activities for them, so we like to know if they are not attending and that they are al right. If we do not hear from you the key workers will ring you, just like the schools already do. If texting is easier the Nursery mobile number is 07930878133



Please do not put your child in their ‘best clothes’ to come to nursery as a child gets most out of their learning experience when they are allowed to get messy.   The ideal clothing is tops, trousers / jogging bottoms and closed in footwear that enables them to be able to run, jump etc; please note that as some activities involve the removal of shoes can children please wear socks. We request that children wear shoes with a velcro fastening.

Also can you please ensure that your child has a coat etc on their peg – we do go out to play in all weathers.   A bag with a spare set of clothes on their peg is also useful in case they get wet through play or have a toileting accident.   If your child comes into nursery wearing Wellington boots can they please bring a pair of shoes to change into.

If your child has pierced ears can you ensure that they only wear small studs to school; there has been evidence lately in other schools where children who wear other kinds of earrings have had accidents to the ear lobe when the earrings have been caught on clothing.


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