Coronavirus update for Little Learners Nursery
Please see the latest update sent out on Thursday 25th March regarding our nursery fees and opening times moving forwards.
Frequently Asked Questions for those attending St Anne’s Church Academy childcare setting
Thank you to all our families from Priory Pre-School, Little Learners Nursery, Castle Batch Primary School Academy and St Anne’s Church Academy for helping us as we transition to our new way of working. We have created this list of frequently asked questions, which we hope will be of use to you. Please keep in touch.
Am I a critical key worker?
I am a keyworker and I don’t need childcare this week, but I might in the future, who do I speak to?
If you are a keyworker and you have no option but to send your child to the childcare provision held within St Anne’s Church Academy, West Wick campus then please call 01934 520461 to discuss, between 9am and 2pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Does my child need to wear nursery uniform whilst attending the childcare provision at St Anne’s Church Academy?
No they don’t need to wear their uniform, we invite them to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
All lunches and teas are currently being offered to ALL children (including Little Learners) free of charge. Your child is welcome to bring in a packed lunh or tea if they would prefer.
You will find a range of home learning challenges for your Little Learner below. This will be updated regularly, we welcome parents to let us know of any new and exciting resources that they have discovered for us to share with other families. Please document any home learning on Tapestry, we would love to see what your children have been doing at home.
Here are some home learning resources that link into our current learning theme, ‘How do we grow?’.
- Butterfly lifecycle
- Butterfly lifecycle -cut and stick activity
- Frog lifecycle
- Frog lifecycle -cut and stick activity
Educational TV programmes
- Cbeebies – Something Special – Springtime
- Easter celebrations
- Andy’s Baby Animals
- Meet the Alphablocks – available on Android and Apple
- Meet the Numberblocks – available on Android and Apple
- Doodlebuddy – available on Apple
- Maths 3-5 – available on Apple
Twinkl is offering every teacher, parent and carer in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This means your Little Learner can still have access to many different resources and learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Phonics Play is offering free access to some of their resources and interactive games – when teaching phonics for our pre-school age children we focus on lots of attention and listening games. Phonics Play has a brilliant section that explains this in more detail – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PreSchool.htm
Your Little Learner should already be familiar with some of the Cosmic Yoga routines, there is a real variety of stories to follow that will encourage mindfulness and relaxation.
No cook play dough recipe – taken from https://theimaginationtree.com/
Play dough is the most wonderful resource for children to make and play with – the opportunities and challenges you can set are endless.
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- gel food colouring (optional)
- few drops glycerine (optional)
- Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
- Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
- Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
- Add the glycerine (optional)
- Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
- If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right
FREE Audio Books
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