Saplings Nursery Reception

Early Years Childcare at The Willows

We are pleased to offer flexible early years childcare arrangements across our nursery classes with options for mornings, afternoons, early week or late week sessions. Early week sessions run from Monday morning to Wednesday lunch and late week sessions run from Wednesday lunch to Friday afternoon.

There are currently vacancies in sessions for Saplings (2-3 year olds) and Nursery (3-4 year olds). These are open to funded children or can be paid sessions

Sessions are £12. For children attending 2 sessions in a day (morning and afternoon), Lunch is charged at £2 per day for children who stay for a full day.

Bookings can be made via the school office and are set for a term at a time. If your childcare needs are not covered in the session options above please contact us to discuss the alternatives we can provide.

EYFS Curriculum and Assessment Policy

Rhyme Challenge

Every year, we take part in the Rhyme Challenge, a fun and interactive way to improve speech and language in our youngest children.

Rhythm and rhyme are two of the fundamental building blocks of phonological awareness. In order to support the learning of these skills we are aiming to learn a new nursery rhyme every week. Each week the nursery rhyme will be embedded into our play and learning in the classroom. The children enjoy singing and reciting the rhymes and will build up their knowledge of a range of nursery rhymes over time.

Why we take part in the Rhyme Challenge?

  • The Rhyme Challenge provides a fun, informal learning opportunity for all the family.
  • The Rhyme Challenge helps your child develop early language skills and supports communication more widely with peers and adults.
  • The Rhyme Challenge improves your child's phonological awareness.
  • The Rhyme Challenge give us an opportunity to make stronger links between home and school

How you can help at home

On this page of the website we will share a downloadable copy of each rhyme and some links to where it can be viewed online. 

PDF Song Sheet Video
Mix a Pancake Mix a pancake - Video link
The Bear went over the Mountain The bear went over the mountain - Video link
5 Little Speckled Frogs 5 little speckled frogs - Video link
Old MacDonald had a Farm Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Video link
5 Currant Buns 5 currant buns - Video link
I'm a Little Penguin - To the tune of 'I'm a Little Teapot'  I'm a Little Penguin - Video Link
Two Little Dicky Birds Two Little Dicky Birds - Video Link 
An elephant goes like this and that An Elephant Goes Like This And That - Video Link
Chinese New Year song Chinese New Year song - Video Link
Where's the dinosaur? - To the tune of 'Wind The Bobbin Up' Where's the dinosaur? - Video Link
Leo the Lion Leo the Lion - Video Link

Top tips for reading

 10 top tips for reading at home

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