Letter from Sally Rowe
We ask Parents and Carers to read a letter from Sally Rowe, who is Children's Services Executive Director. Please see the link below for the letter.
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.
Working From Home Parents
Please see the link below for advice for parents who are working at home with young children.
Government Advice Regarding Home Learning for 2 - 4 Year Old's
Please see below for the government's guidance for helping children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19). Click on the box below for the new government guidance.
Healthy Screen Time for Children
Martin Lewis MSE has recommended the following website for active, healthy screen time for children.
Please click on the link below or copy and paste the link in a new browser for the video.
Monday 18th May
Please see below links for useful home activities:
Monday 11th May
Please see below link for advice the NSPCC have put together to help families during lockdown:
Please see the link below for a story to help children who are worrying about the coronavirus:
Monday 4th May
Please see a useful home activity booklet for parents and also some more links below:
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
Activities to build brain power: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/look-say-sing-play/
Home learning workbooks: https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
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
New Government Guidelines
Please see new guidance issued on the 20th March 2020
To be eligible for your child to have a continued nursery place next week, both parents need to be employed as Keyworker/s in the following jobs:
- The National Health Service
- The Armed forces
- Teachers, school staff and childcare staff
- Care home workers
- Social workers
- Police officers, community support and civilian staff for the police
- Prison Officer or other probation staff
- Local Authority officers directly engaged in contingency planning for Covid 19.
- Environmental health officers
- Highway Agency traffic officers
- Supermarket staff and supermarket delivery drivers
- Employees of key infrastructure industries such as gas/electricity
Please contact nursery by Friday 10 am to secure a place
New Government Guidelines on Coronavirus
New guidance for households with symptoms
· If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
· if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
· for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
· A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
· A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
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.
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.