- Class Teacher: Mrs Wagstaff
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smith (supports children across Early Years as well as offering lunchtime support)
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clark – Full time Nursery Nurse
Nursery Sessions and Admissions
Victoria Lane Academy’s Nursery offers provision for children once they have had their third birthday. All children, who are three years old, are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery education at Victoria Lane Academy Nursery. Children can receive either a morning or afternoon place (subject to availability).
Currently both morning and afternoon nursery have places available.
- Morning sessions take place 9am -12pm Monday to Friday
- Afternoon sessions take place 12:30pm – 3:30pm Monday to Friday
We offer the opportunity for children to participate in Nursery Lunchtime, either to enjoy a school lunch or bring their own packed lunch. Places are subject to availability. Nursery dinnertime takes place from 12pm-12.30pm
In addition to the 15 hour free provision, Victoria Lane Academy do also offer free 30 hour Nursery education to those families who are eligible. See Childcare choices website for more information on eligibility criteria.
The 30 hour places are also subject to availability but currently some places are still available.
To apply for a place for your child to join Victoria Lane Academy Nursery, please visit our school office where you will be asked to fill in a basic form to register your interest. Your child’s name and date of birth will then be registered on our school system and you can expect a call from the Early Years Leader/Nursery Teacher, Mrs Wagstaff in the month before your child turns three. This will be to arrange a visit to Nursery and to complete the necessary paperwork.
In the Early Years Curriculum there are three prime areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
There are four specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Nursery School Day
All Nursery children are invited to attend our lunch club in which they can either enjoy a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. Lunchtime runs from 12pm -12:30pm for all Nursery children.
Our areas of learning will change frequently to reflect the children’s developing interests and needs. Children are introduced to a new story each week through which we make relevant links to learning experiences.
Every day in Nursery, children are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of number. We use a scheme called Tentown, through which children learn to count and to recognise numbers.
Our children also enjoy a daily phonics session, which enables them to learn to listen to sounds and to link sounds to letters of the alphabet. We use the Governments advised scheme of Letters and Sounds to introduce the children to the skills required to differentiate sounds. The children then build on these skills when blending sounds to read words.
The children are then encouraged to use their numbers and sounds are throughout their play, for example writing shopping lists, counting and sorting.
Our planning systems ensure that the particular interests and enthusiasms of all children are invested in and celebrated.