Our Nursery Team
At Cairns we have an excellent non-denominational Nursery facility providing fifty morning and fifty afternoon places for Pre-School and Ante Pre- School children.
Our Nursery provides a welcoming and stimulating learning environment in which children can play and learn, developing their individual strengths and talents. In the nursery the children learn through play and investigation. A broad and balanced curriculum is provided through a variety of topics and the children’s interests. Through purposeful play experiences our children grow in confidence, build positive relationships with others, and develop their awareness of language and number. Parents and carers are encouraged to become partners in their child’s learning and become involved in the life of the nursery.
We have had a busy start to the term with our returning children and all of our new starts. We would like to welcome our new children and their families. We are looking forward to working with you and getting to know the children.
We also have new additions to our nursery staff and would like to welcome Mrs Hutchison, Ms Brown, Miss McAteer and Ms McDougall. They have been working hard getting to know the children and parents and are a welcome addition to our team.
The children have been busy exploring their playroom and through observations of their learning we have a new focus. Our new focus is ‘People who Help Us'. The children shared what they know and what they would like to learn and we have been planning learning experiences for the children to explore the focus further. They have been playing doctor and patient in our doctors surgery and learning how to look after babies. They have been finding out about foods that are good and bad for our teeth brushing their teeth, as well as inspecting peoples teeth at the dentist. They have been writing and posting letters at the post office and finding out more about how mail gets delivered. We have had a visit from the postman and a fireman. The children really enjoyed this, and had lots of questions for our special visitors. We really appreciate our visitors giving their time to help us learn. If there are any parents/carers willing to come and share their work or experiences linked to any of our focusses, please let Mrs Burns know and she can arrange a time for you to visit.
This term we have introduced ‘Sound of the week’. The children are encouraged to say, hear and recognise the sound of the week through a number of activities inside and outside of the playroom. They have learned ‘s' and ‘a' so far. They have had fun searching the playroom for items for our sound basket, forming the letters using a variety of resources, and thinking of words which beginning with the sounds. New sounds are introduced on a Monday.
To keep you up to date with the children's learning the learning board in the cloakroom will be updated weekly. Keep your eyes peeled for what's happening in our playroom and what is planned for the children. We also have up coming events. We have ‘Go Green’ day on Thursday 26th of September and our Halloween party on Thursday 31st October. For more information on these events please have a look at the posters on our events board.
We have a busy term ahead with lots of new faces and exciting things to look forward to!
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