Hello and welcome to Little Doves Nursery!
Our friendly and inviting Nursery which has many areas in it that allows children to make progress to their next step of their learning. Our areas are set up to support the Early Years Foundation Stage enabling children to make significant developmental progress in a playful environment. We now offer funded and paid places at our nursery. There is a choice of AM, PM and full day sessions. Below is the documentation needed to enquire about a place at Little Doves. There are 2 enquiry forms, one for the paid places and one for the funded places. I have also added a document that allows you to check the criteria for accessing the funded hours for our setting. Either of the forms can be download for you to fill in, then please email it back to Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org
The staff in Little Doves are;
Becky Gill-Nursery Manager
Karen Fitzgerald- Nursery Assistant
Caroline Ashton- Nursery Assistant
Caron Hawley- Teaching Assistant
We have set up the provision to cater for all 7 areas of the EYFS and we use playful interactions to help the children learn and develop.
The EYFS is split up into these 7 areas;
The Prime areas are;
Personal, social and Emotional,
Communication and Language
The specific areas are
Knowledge and Understanding of the World,
Expressive Arts and Design.
Welcome Back to Little Doves.
We hope you have all had a lovely Summer break and you are all ready for a new fun Autumn term. We would love to see what you have been doing over the holidays so don't forget to put your adventures onto Tapestry. We would like to say a massive well done to our new children who have joined us, they have settled really well and are exploring their surroundings.
This term we will be looking at ourselves and drawing pictures of us. We will be using mirrors to talk about what features we have and the number of eyes we have etc. We will be using paper plates to create our faces using different sticking materials.
The book we will be looking at is 'The Gingerbread Man.' We will be encouraging the children to repeat some familiar phrases from the stories. We will also make some gingerbread biscuits for the children to taste. To continue with the cooking we had great fun last year making some Winter soups and we are going to make them again this year. The children really enjoyed tasting their own creations.
We will also be looking at the changes the Autumn season brings by going on nature walks, looking at the different coloured leaves Autumnal objects like conkers and acorns. We will be doing some Autumn pictures based on some things we find.