|Early Years Foundation Stage|
Enjoying art - nursery with reception Early Years Outing
From the beginning great emphasis is placed on music and sport. Children in the Foundation Stage take part in singing, percussion, music and movement and games lessons with specialist teachers. They also have their own music and drama productions at least twice a year supported by the children in Transition and join in the whole school Sports Day in the summer term. Parents are always invited to attend these very enjoyable occasions. The Nursery programme is interspersed with interesting visits and trips to exciting places.
Christmas 2009 Nativity 2010
We learn to play games
The Nursery Class is open Monday to Friday during the school term and attendance can be booked for any or all sessions subject to availability.
Children attending morning sessions require a fruit snack with a drink and children attending lunchtime sessions require a packed lunch with a drink.
We measure ourselves We learn to bake
A child is eligible to attend the Nursery Class from his/her third birthday. The maximum number of children attending per session is sixteen, although due to the popularity of some morning sessions a waiting list has been opened with a view to increasing attendance to 24. Subject to availability, a child can be enrolled for any number and combination of sessions. The Nursery Class aims to offer a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. A partnership with parents is promoted and the Nursery Teacher is available before or after each session to talk with parents.
Learning music Seeing the world Life skills
Government funding for 2 full academic years is available for all children attending the Laleham Lea Nursery and Reception Class from the beginning of the term following their 3rd birthday to the end of the term in which they have their 5th birthday.
From September 2010 free nursery education is funded by the Local Authority up to a maximum of 15 hours per week, with a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 8 hours on any one day as well as a maximum of 11 hours in any 2 days. All sessions booked in excess of Local Authority funded hours are charged at a flat rate of £4.75 per hour and are payable in advance no later than the first day of every term.
Eligible children are also entitled to Local Authority funding in the Reception Class . This reduces the termly school fees proportinately to the length of each term. For 2010/2011 termly fees in Reception are: