Welcome to Newburgh Nursery. Our Nursery is part of our Early Years Foundation Stage along with our Reception class - Crane. Mrs Duthie is our Reception teacher and oversees the Early Years Foundation Stage along with our Nursery staff Mrs Verrill, Miss Renner and Miss Menarry.
We are an Outstanding Nursery for 3 & 4 year olds. Our latest Ofsted report is here.
Please scroll down this page to see our twitter feed which gives you a flavour of the activities the children have enjoyed over the last few days. There is also our home school liaison which parents receive every other week. This lets you know what our Nursery children will be looking at and gives you ideas of how you can support with this at home. You can also find our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and some useful websites, apps and information. Under Statutory Information there is also more information about what children learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage along with photographs of learning in action at Newburgh.
At Newburgh Nursery children are encouraged to develop key skills in preparation for school including letter and number recognition, mark making, creativity and independence. Skillwise sports run one pre-school session per week with Nursery children to develop key physical development skills. Nursery children also participate in Forest School every Friday afternoon.
We offer up to 30 free hours per week via the Early Years Free Entitlement Scheme and we accept childcare vouchers. The cost of places is:-
Full day - £26.00
Half day - £12.00
Half day including lunch time - £14.00
Recommended Reading List
Useful Websites, Apps & Information
EYFS Useful links and information:
Hungry Little Minds.-Many little things light up hungry little minds. Children take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. This website is full of simple, fun activities for children, from newborn to five.
https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf -Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.
Small Talk-Ideas and activities from the National Literacy Trust
I CAN-For more information about children’s communication
A Better Start – for more information about building young brains
NSPCC -Provides free ‘brain-building tips’ for children
Bilingualism Matters provides information about children learning more than one language.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists can provide support if you’re worried about your child’s speech and language development.
EYFS Suggested Websites and Apps to Support Learning:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories#filter CBeebies storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little ones. The library is always growing with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies favourites.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/playtime-island -CBeebies Playtime Island contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies most popular characters.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/- Teach Your Monster to Read is a phonics and reading game that helps children learn to read. The app covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying small books.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/-Phonics Play is filled with lots of phonics based activities including games which focus on developing the vital listening skills needed when learning to read.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks-Children learn how much fun counting can be by singing along and help the Numberblocks to solve problems.
https://www.phonicshero.com/phonics-app/-Phonics Hero teaches children to read and spell using phonics. The app includes over 850 fun and varied games. Using a step-by-step approach, children learn the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words and how to conquer sentences.
https://www.fonetti.com/-Fonetti is a listening bookshop that provides young children with a patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey, but with the added benefit of tracking progress, identifying reading challenges and highlighting to their adult carers where support is needed.
https://lingumi.com/ Lingumi provides a course focused on spoken and communicative English. The app provides sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help the child grow their grammar and get them speaking.
https://www.kaligo-apps.com/ Kaligo is a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet. A self-paced approach enables children to progress their own speed according to their ability giving corrective feedback
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/-A national charity that provides children with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/-As a school which values the joy of nature and the outdoors, we recommend this website for lots of interesting, fun and educational activities to do as a family.
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy
Special Educational Needs & Disability Local Offer
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Local Offer can be found here