Nursery: 2 Year Olds

Home Learning Information

See the Home Learning section  on the Main Menu for detail on home learning activities for your child.

​Welcome back to Term 4

We have enjoyed having new friends join us in Tulip room this term and there will be more joining over the coming weeks so look out for new faces and please help make them feel welcome and part of our lovely tulip room.

We have had lots of rainy days already and as most of you are aware we do not let the weather deter us from exploring the outdoor areas, therefore please can you ensure that your child comes prepared for the wet and colder weather, wearing extra layers when needed and that they have wellington boots to use at nursery if possible.

We really value the importance of real life experiences for the children and would love your help to extend our resources at nursery to real life objects. We are looking for donations of items such as china plates, cups and bowls, metal and wooden items such as utensils as well as telephones, mobile phones, computer keyboards, hairdryers (they don’t need to be working as we will be removing all plugs and wires for safety). We are also looking for things such as wooden logs, planks and other great open ended resources.

If you are able to help in any way please speak to a member of the team.

Lunches

For the families that attend a 12pm session, whilst we understand that your children will become hungry before nursery we would like to encourage you to give them a mid-morning snack so that when they arrive at nursery they are ready to sit down with their friends for lunch.

Polite reminder about packed lunches. We discourage any sugary drinks, No FIZZY (flavoured water is fine). We also provide milk and water during the session.

No chocolate please (chocolate on biscuits is ok) 

Please see our healthy meal leaflet for ideas or speak to a member of staff if you would like some advice.

The adults in our room are:

Michelle Frankcom – Room Leader

Katherine Silverthorne – Early years practitioner

Gemma Warren  – Early Years Practitioner

Abi Griffiths- Lack – Early years practitioner (Maternity Leave)

Dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 4th and 11th March – Parents review meetings.
    (Please see your child’s key person to book in if you haven’t already done so)

  • Big Pedal Week—30th March

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    Thursday 2nd April – Trip to Noah’s Ark
    (Details will be emailed to all parents. If you have any questions then please see a member of Tulip room team)

  • Friday 3rd April – last day of term

Look at what we have been doing!!

Our keenness to climb and use our gross motor skills is not just limited to the outdoors and we have been using the toddle boxes inside to support our need to be regularly active and physical. This has also provided us with great opportunities to support one another, building on our relationships and friendships within Tulip room.

Painting

We have been exploring our creative minds by using powder paint mixed with water to paint our own versions of a particular flower that is currently out in full bloom. Can you guess by the colours that we are using what flower we have been painting our versions of?

Exploring insects

We have been using the magnifying glasses to get a closer look at the pretend bugs and insects outside. Next on our exploratory list is to go on a real life bug hunt.

Water Play

The rainy days certainly haven’t been dampening our natural desire to explore and we have been using the rain and fresh water to splash about and have fun outside.

We have been enjoying more activities….

Here are a few photos of some of the lovely exploring that the Tulip children have been doing recently…

These are our pictures from the end of year celebration tea party. It was lovely to have so many of you attend and we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

2 Year Old Nursery

Two Year Old Places

We are now offering a limited number of paid places for our Two Year Old Nursery room. You can choose a mixture of mornings and afternoons but there must be a minimum of 3 sessions per week.  £20.00 per 3 hour session (9am-12pm, or 12pm-3pm), £40.00 for the whole day (9am-3pm).​ Please see Stuart Huggett in the Two Year Old Nursery if you are interested or wish to reserve a place for when your child turns two.

Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order