Welcome to our Nursery page! Please see our class page to see what we are up to this term and important upcoming dates.
Below are general details of our Nursery sessions and admittance to our Nursery centre.
Staff in Nursery are:
Mrs Vaughan- EYFS Lead/ Nursery teacher
Miss Edwards- Teaching assistant
Mrs Roberts-Teaching assistant.
Please see the curriculum page for EYFS to see our curriculum in detail.
Here is our lovely learning environment...
We have an extensive outdoor learning environment and take part in Forest school and PE every week.
We have regular parent workshops where we encourage parents to come and take part in exciting learning with their children.
We also encourage parents to learn with children at home through borrowing story books in our lending library, home learning books and weekly nursery rhymes and phonic sounds.
The children's learning is brought to life through visits in our school mini bus and through visitors coming into school.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.40 am until 11.40 am or
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 12.15 pm until 3.15 pm
We also offer 30 hours funded sessions Monday-Friday.
These induction sessions are offered to children at the start of the half-term of the child’s entry to Nursery, forming a bridge between home and school. They provide opportunities for parents to discuss Nursery policy and practice and to talk about their children with Nursery Centre staff.
Consideration for Admission to our Nursery Centre
Within the Authority of Telford and Wrekin, children become eligible for early years provision at the beginning of the term after their third birthday, providing that a place is available - see The Borough of Telford and Wrekin (BTW) Criteria. Talking two's funding also provides provision for rising 3's.
Children living outside Donnington Wood may be admitted to our Nursery Centre providing a place is available. A Nursery ‘Consideration for Admission Form’ may be obtained from the Nursery Centre or School Administration Office and returned upon completion.
The process for consideration for admission to the Nursery Centre is as follows:
Parents complete the Nursery Consideration for admission form, indicating the date of application and session preference (if any). Parents are also asked to confirm whether or not they wish to be placed in the School’s Consideration for Admission Register.
Names are added to the Consideration for Admissions Registers.
Parents are notified of available Nursery places during the half-term prior to entry and are invited to attend taster sessions.
A reply must be received within 14 working days or the reserved place will be offered to the next child on the waiting list.
Parents, however may be offered Nursery places at ‘short notice’ should this be deemed appropriate.
On admission to the Nursery, each parent will be asked to complete the Nursery Admission form.
The LA will help parents to locate a suitable setting for their child by giving information on settings within the 2-mile boundary of a child’s home address. If a chosen setting such as St Matthew’s Nursery Centre does not have any vacancies then the parent will be advised to access an alternative within the area.
There will no appeal process for pre-school settings.
A place in St Matthew’s Nursery Centre will not require the child to attend that mainstream setting on reaching school age (see admission policy 2019/20)
A parent who chooses to send a child to another LA Nursery or non-LA provision will not be discriminated against when school places are allocated.
Our Nursery provides places for 60 children on a part time/30 hours basis. The staffing establishment consists of 1 experienced qualified senior teacher (Nursery Leader) 2 qualified Teaching Assistants plus students and voluntary support.
For more information or to arrange a viewing of the Nursery centre please contact the school office on 01952 386260.