Our Nursery

Welcome to our Neyland Community School Nursery, supporting children to Play, Discover and Grow. We provide a happy, relaxed, safe environment where children learn through play and structured activities. 

Our aim is to provide a high level of care and education for young children.  We encourage, nurture and support each child in all areas of their development; creating confidence and creativity.  Developing the love of outdoors is a high priority and we have access to many different outside areas for the children to enjoy.

In Pembrokeshire, children are eligible to attend school on a part-time basis from the first term after their third birthday and full-time basis from the first term after their fourth birthday. Please note that compulsory education commences from the term following their fifth birthday.

The date of your child's birthday determines when he or she can start school, regardless of the date when the term starts and the table below shows when your child may be admitted to school. Parents can opt to defer their child's start date anytime up until the child is of compulsory school age; for more information please contact the Admissions Officer at Pembrokeshire County Council.

Child's birthday falls between

Admission Term

1st April – 31st August

Autumn

1st September – 31st December

Spring

1st January – 31st March

Summer

For more information and applications please visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/schools-and-learning.

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Our session times are structured as follows;

Please see information on 'The School Day'. 

After check-in time all children take part in a phonics session. We spend time in phonics developing their listening skills through fun activities., and some children learn letters and sounds when we feel that a child is ready.

Children then have access to both indoor and outdoor provision. We encourage independent learning through play, all adults interact with the children to help build communication skills and develop relationships with their peers.

Children have snack time within the morning sessions. During this time we find the children enjoy chatting to their friends and we take this opportunity to promote good manners and self-care.

Nursery children also take part in a short daily group activity. During this time children are encouraged to develop a range of skills including Physical Development, Maths and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These activities are planned to meet the interests of the children, the children love learning both inside and outside.

The Nursery curriculum is based around the 'Early Years Foundation Phase Framework' which covers 7 different areas of learning. These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning is play-based which means that on the whole, children choose the activity that they would like to do and their learning is supported and extended by adults in the classroom, as part of their play. Learning also takes place in small groups, or whole class sessions.

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Useful Information:

  • Children wear a full school uniform.  Jumpers and coats can be purchased at the school office. Please make sure that all your child's items are clearly labelled.
  • Please also bear in mind that play in Nursery can be very messy! Whilst we take every opportunity to remind children to wear aprons to protect their clothes in play, sometimes children forget or the aprons do not protect every part of their clothes. As such it is recommended that the children keep spare clothes in a bag on their peg in case of any accidents, and we will happily change them in order to keep them clean and comfortable.
  • As we spend a lot of time outside we request that children come to school in a sensible outdoor coat/clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. As the weather is unpredictable we recommend that the children have a pair of wellies in school so we can access our outdoor area whatever the weather. During the summer we ask that children are provided with sun cream and a sun hat to leave at school.
  • Children will bring home a reading diary. The children love going to the reading area to choose a book to share with friends and adults. Each time we share a book with the children we write it in their reading diaries.
  • Unfortunately, at this time, parents are not allowed to enter the school building due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are therefore doing a handover at our classroom door. You are more than welcome to have a socially distanced chat at the classroom door with a member of staff.
  • We love to share with you any achievements the children have made within school as well as hearing about all the successes they achieve outside school. This is done using Tapestry and more information will be shared with you once your child starts with us.