Useful websites and links

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have included some links below which we thought might be helpful to you.

You may also wish to refer to our Windsor Nursery website www.windsorcentre.com which has a tab at the top called ‘Links’. This contains further useful links for parents.

www.lovemybooks.co.uk for listening to stories (eg. to share a story we have been reading at Nursery, type ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ into search, then scroll down to ‘watch the story’)

www.moneymagpie.com for offers to eat out over the summer including supermarket cafes

www.yowolves.co.uk for summer activities

www.bbc.co.uk/tinyhappypeople for activity ideas to support language for different age ranges

www.wolvesplaycafe.org/playathome for activity ideas at home

Food banks and soup kitchens | City Of Wolverhampton Council

Governor Feedback (FGB)

“This session was largely dealing with the end of the financial year, making sure the school is compliant and planning for the next academic year. Governors look forward to meeting the new children in September. Thank you to all staff for their hard work throughout the year and for ensuring Windsor is a happy and safe place for children.”

Full Governing Board, 7th July 2022

Afternoon nursery closed Tuesday 19th July

Please note the nursery is closed on Tuesday 19th July in the afternoon due to the heatwave.

We are hiring!

We are recruiting for a Level 3 Qualified Early Years Practitioner in Inclusive Provision.

35 hours per week, term-time only

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June 2022 at midday.

Click here to find out more information and for details on how to apply.

Governor Feedback (Curriculum)

“Governors are pleased to hear the School Improvement Adviser visited the school and appreciate their feedback. The governors welcomed the 9 new families that have recently started at the school.”

Curriculum Committee, 5th May 2022

Governor Feedback (FGB)

“Governors met for the first full board meeting of 2022 and are pleased to see Windsor maintaining it’s level of care for it’s children and staff.  Governors look forward to the release of an advert for a prospective parent governor.”

Full Governing Board, 31st March 2022 

Governor Feedback (Curriculum)

“Governors met to discuss the curriculum and are pleased to report that the headteacher and staff are committed to ensure that children at Windsor receive an exciting curriculum both indoors and outdoors. The headteacher and the staff ensure that curriculum continues to meet the interests of all the children while continuing to develop their individual skills.”

Curriculum Committee, 20th January 2022

Me, my world and my imagination

Learning that the world is bigger than a child’s direct family and home is another important area of learning for young children and forms a crucial aspect of our curriculum.

We do this through embracing and exploring the wonderful natural world around us, learning through sources of information such as books, stories, rhymes, the internet and of course from each other. Mastering how we can learn about things,  have control over materials and test out theories builds up our skills and knowledge which in turn continues to build up our ‘I can do it’

Enjoying being with others

Another crucial part of all early learning is the joy that being with others brings. Knowing how to get along with others, communicate with them, care for each other and learn together are an essential part of our curriculum. Play becomes much more fun when its shared with others who enjoy our company.

Welcoming our children to Windsor – getting the ‘I can do it’ feeling

 

The children are settling in well and showing us what they know and can do. We are observing, playing alongside and tailoring our curriculum to match them.

We focus our curriculum in 3 ways – learning about myself, myself and others and myself and the world.

We want children to be ‘I can do it’ children so we look at

  • what makes them feel physically competent
  • what helps them feel self confident
  • what helps them to feel independent
  • what helps them to be able to express themselves, their feelings and thoughts using actions and words

because then they get the most out of all that nursery has to offer them.

Look at the children and you will be able to see how they show their ‘I can do it’ attitudes in a range of ways.

Governor Feedback (H&S)

“Governors want to thank parents and carers for their respectful behaviour with regards to covid measures at the school. We are carefully considering next steps in line with government guidelines and want to be cautious in our approach to safeguard staff, children, parents and carers. Governors have been monitoring health and safety protocol and want to assure parents that everything is above standards and our main priority will always be the upmost care of children at Windsor.”

Health and Safety Committee, 10th June 2021

Resources to Support Language Development

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust have produced three new videos for all early years’ settings and parents to support speech and language development.

How to offer children Choices (Royal Wolverhampton Trust SLT):
https://youtu.be/Tj1Ohykn4n0

How to offer children Objects of Reference (Royal Wolverhampton Trust SLT):
https://youtu.be/ef7QGabGt2Q

Supporting children to Request More (Royal Wolverhampton Trust SLT):
https://youtu.be/Ueef3J69IUo

Imaginary play at its best – in the garden

We love being able to be together with our friends again!

Sharing stories, puzzles and rhymes to support language development

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