Hillcross Primary School
Nursery Staff Team
Ms Hitchcock: Nursery Teacher
Ms Young: Early Years Practitioner
Ms Ephgrave: Early Years Practitioner
Ms Bright: Early Years Practitioner (Friday)
Ms Barber :Early Years Practitioner PPA Cover
PE Competition Leader
Ms Ibrahim: Early Years Support Staff
Please note that school uniform is compulsory in Nursery. Please click here for more details.
Due to the safety measures in place as a result of COVID-19, procedures for the arrival and collection of children from school have been amended. Please refer to the Parental Guidance on the COVID-19 page of the website which can be found on the Noticeboard drop down menu.
Children in Nursery are required to wear school uniform, please see the uniform information page for details. All clothes should be easy to manage and ensure children are as independent as possible. They will require a coat and sensible footwear for each session (no plimsolls or open toed shoes please) Please name all items of clothing and footwear.
Nursery will not be participating in a set P.E session this term, however all children will be involved in a daily outdoor physical development session in the EYFS outdoor playground. We recommend that Nursery children come to school dressed in the 'casual uniform' option each day. This is to ensure they are dressed comfortably and in clothes in which they are able to manage during toileting times, as well as ensuring their safety during the outdoor learning which is available each day. All children are encouraged to participate in an active session each day which may include bike riding, climbing, balancing, running, hopping and jumping. Please ensure that your child is wearing black trainers. Plimsolls are not recommended as they are not suitable for wet weather or outdoor sessions, nor do they offer appropriate support for young children's feet if worn across the full day,
Water Bottles & Snacks
Children must bring a water bottle to school because The cafe will be unavailable for children to use whilst safety measures are in place. Hillcross School water bottles are compulsory. Children should have a water bottle with a lid that matches their house colour. These should contain water only. School water bottles will be available for purchase via Parentmail. A payment item has been set for all families if you need to purchase a bottle, please indicate the quantity you require and which house your child/ren are in. From Thursday 3rd September to Monday 14th September we will review this payment item daily so that we can send water bottles home within 24 hours of ordering. After this date, we will view this once a week. The cost of a water bottle is £1.50 and each additional lid is 50p.
Every child aged 3-5 yrs is entitled to free milk provided by the Government. If your child is unable to drink milk please speak to a member of the team.
Children are also provided with a piece of fruit as part of the government school fruit and vegetable scheme. This will be handed to the children by a member of the nursery team due to Covid-19 safety measures
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Accompanying School Trips;
- EYFS Christmas Show (Autumn 2);
- EYFS Easter Performance (Spring 2);
- Sports Day (Summer 1);
- PTA & Volunteering in School
We will do our best to find alternative ways to enable parental involvement whilst applying the safety measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 .