2-3 Year Olds
Welcome to Woodside Primary Academy Nursery 2-3's provision.
Our under 3s provision caters for children between the ages of 2—3 years.
Woodside Primary Academy Nursery forms part of the school’s outstanding provision. The nursery has a dedicated team of experienced leaders, qualified teachers and early years practitioners who provide exceptional care, learning and personal development for all children. The nursery has an established reputation for ‘high quality’ care and education amongst our current and returning families.
The setting comprises of five nursery classes; for children aged from two to four years old.
- Dragonfly & Caterpillar rooms for our children aged 2-3 years old.
- Ladybird, Bumblebee & Butterfly classes for our children aged 3-4 years old.
We offer a wide range of provision to support the needs of all families:
- Free early educational funded 15 hour places for two year old children (eligibility criteria applies)
- Free early educational funded 15 hour places for All three year old children
- Free early educational funded 30 hour places for three year old children (Government Eligibility Criteria applies)
- Extended wrap around day-care starting from: 7.30am and available to 6.00pm (Fees apply). Call the school for a breakdown of our competitive Fees.
Parents are encouraged to contribute to their child’s learning from home via the interactive on-line ‘Tapestry App’. Parents are able to add videos, photographs and work samples to their child’s online learning journey.
The nursery team use the ‘Tapestry app’ to create a time map of each child’s learning journey by gathering children’s work samples through:
- Photographs, video recordings and written observation notes of the children to support planning for each child’s next steps of learning, interests.
- The learning journey and children’s everyday interests are used to assess each child’s progress while at Woodside. Parents can comment on what is uploaded by the staff team.
We provide healthy choices for breakfast, lunch, tea-time and mid-day snacks, all freshly prepared daily and cooked on site by our in-house catering team.
Woodside facilitates Toy Library sessions during term time every:
- Wednesday morning from 9.00 AM until 11.00AM, Thursday afternoon from 12.30 PM until 2.30 PM Parents and children are welcomed by our friendly staff for a session of fun activities, both indoors and outdoors.
We provide refreshments & healthy snacks for parents & children and a song & a rhyme time at the end of each session. Come along and enjoy the fun!
Call and book your place prior to each weekly session: 0208 509 4375.
Voluntary contribution of £1.00 per family per session.
For children under 3 there are ‘3’ prime areas of learning that we use to support our planning:
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Planning for Learning and Development
At Woodside Primary Academy, we encourage each child to explore and extend their learning through play based curriculum.
Adults support the children's learning through small group activities, both inside and outside.
Learning is planned from what we observe the children do whilst they are learning through play and what we know children should ‘typically’ learn at this stage. We also plan around children’s interests, fascination and termly topics.
What we do in Caterpillar and Dragonfly
Caterpillar: Phoebe, Eufemia, Ann,Priti, Virginia, Alex and Mary
Dragonfly: Becca, Asiya, Zofia , Leah, Mihaela and Rehana
Top Tips - for supporting you child starting
1. Toilet training
When your child starts nursery they may still be in nappies, that’s ok! We are here to help.
2. Hand washing
It is also important to show your child how to wash and dry their own hands, let them be independent.
3. Taking shoes off
This helps your child to gain independence. We encourage all of our children to ‘have a go’ and try to take off their own shoes at nap time.
4. Sharing and being kind
We support children and encourage them to share toys and resources with each other. Please talk to your child about sharing and being kind to others.
5. Drinking from a cup
At meal times your child will use an open cup. If they would like a drink during the session they can help themselves at the water station.
6. Feeding myself
During mealtimes the children are encouraged to feed themselves using a spoon or fork.
7. Sleep time routine
The children have a nap between the times of 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm. Your child will have their own bed with bedding. You may bring a comforter if you wish.
8. Rhyme time
At nursery your child will learn lots of new nursery rhymes, at home you can start by singing simple nursery rhymes such as ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’ or ‘The wheels on the bus.’
9. Story time
It is very important to read with your child daily, you will be given a reading book for your child when they and you can change it weekly.
10. Talking to your child coming to nursery
If you walk along Woodstreet point to the 2-3’s building and talk about things they might do when they come to nursery