NHS Coronavirus Symptoms

Please see the link to check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Translated Guidance COVID-19

Please see the link for translated guidance for COVID-19:

https://www.walsallforall.co.uk/post/covid-19-translatedguidance

Safety at Home

Please see the useful poster below on keeping children safe at home. 

Healthy Eating

Pease see the file below on the importance of healthy eating.

Promoting Positive behaviour

Please see the useful poster below on how to promote positive behaviour.

Toilet training advice for parents

Toilet training advice to train your children before they start nursery.

10 top tips to encourage children to read in support of Reading Together Day

To support the very first Reading Together Day, the Department for Education have published tips for parents and carers of primary-aged children to help you encourage and support your children to read. They contain ideas on how to plan reading opportunities at home and make reading enjoyable and engaging, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Summer Activities for Parents and Children

Please see the links below for fun activities you can do with your child during the Summer holiday! 

http://www.mywalsall.org/walsallearlyhelp/Summer20/

Walsall

https://sport4kids.biz/camp-venues/walsall-activity-camp/


Cannock
https://sport4kids.biz/camp-venues/cannock-activity-camp/

Letter from Public Health Walsall

Please see the file below for the letter from Public Health Walsall:

Information During Pandemic

Nursery Place Admissions for September 2020

Parents and Carers who would like to enquire about your child's place for September 2020, please see our Contact Us page. Here, we ask that you fill out the information, including the contact number that is best for Nursery to use to contact you.

Home Learning

Monday 29th June

Please see the link for a maths website to help your child with numbers and counting: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Please see the link for a website that may be helpful for parents who have suffered a bereavement: https://www.winstonswish.org/

Monday 18th May

Please see below links for useful home activities:

https://www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow/media/pdfs/Story_sequencing_full_pack.pdf

 https://fun-a-day.com/

Monday 11th May

Please see below link for advice the NSPCC have put together to help families during lockdown:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Please see the link below for a story to help children who are worrying about the coronavirus:

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

Monday 27th April

Maths Factor: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Interactive videos to support physical: www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Phonics games, early reading skills: www.phonicplay.co.uk/freeindexhtm

Monday 20th April

Ideas for activities: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

(Offer code Parentstwinklhelp. Email and password set up needed for free account)

Numbers and counting:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows

Monday 6th April

Monday 23rd March

Coding for children: www.Tyner.com 

Teacher devised early years activities and practical ideas: https://abcdoes.com

Monday 30th March

Maths adventures: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Listening to stories and talking about the characters and the events:  https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Head Teacher's Welcome

We are all very proud of our diverse school, which is situated in the heart of our local community in Walsall. 

We welcome you into our school and look forward to working with you!

“The children enjoy coming to nursery. All staff work closely together to plan a highly relevant and varied range of activities that meet children’s interests and learning needs extremely well!!”  Ofsted 2014

We are all passionate about teaching and learning and we provide the best possible start for all of our children.

We value the importance of working closely in partnership with all our families.

Working together, our children will thrive and achieve success in our nursery school.

A. Patel

Headteacher

Our Values and Ethos

Alumwell Nursery opened in the early 1970's to serve the local community. It is maintained by Walsall Council. The nursery has its own governing body and Head Teacher Mrs Armela Patel.

 The nursery is situated along Primley Avenue and sits next to Alumwell Infant School.  Along Primley Avenue there is also Alumwell Junior school and further along,  West Walsall E-act Academy. 

Our nursery is a large open area where children are free to explore the exciting activities and resources available to them.  Children can flow between inside and outside where we have a large grassed area and two canopies.  Outside is open to children in all weathers giving them the opportunity to fully develop their sense of the world.

We aim to provide a valuable experience for children who feel enthusiastic and confident about learning giving them an excellent foundation in which to grow and learn through their childhood.  We do this by carefully matching teaching and learning opportunities to every child’s needs and interests and by making the environment exciting and stimulating.  Every child is important to us and so we strive to meet their individual needs.  This is best done by working in partnership with parents.  We encourage parents to be actively involved in the life of our nursery.  We are very proud of the multi-cultural nature of our nursery and we work hard to promote community cohesion as we develop children’s respect for themselves, others and their environment.

Each child is allocated a key worker and spends valuable time with them in their family group at the beginning and end of each session.  We have five family groups: Red, Orange, Green, Yellow and Blue. Key workers are known as Group Leaders and parents have the opportunity to speak to their child’s group leader each day when they bring and collect children from nursery.

For every child to feel happy and secure in coming to nursery we have a proven transition programme whereby every child will have a home visit prior to starting with us.  This is usually done by our Parent Support Adviser and a member of staff from Alumwell Nursery. Each child is then invited in to nursery to meet their Group Leader and share important information.  We then have open days for parents and children to join a nursery session and to meet other parents and children.