Nursery 2019 - 2020

Mrs Stevenson

Mrs Rhodes

Mrs Brady

Miss Marsland

Welcome to Nursery
We'd like to introduce you to the Nursery Team.
Class Teachers: Mrs Rhodes (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Stevenson (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Miss Brady and Miss Marsland (Teaching Assistants)


Children may start in our Nursery from the term after they are 3. We usually take names of children wanting a place from the age of eighteen months. We have 3 intakes through the year; September, January and April. 

Children are entitled to 15 or 30 funded hours a week over a range of sessions. We offer the following sessions (depending on availability): full days (30 hours), 5 mornings, 5 afternoons or 2 1/2 days (Mon, Tues & Wed am or Wed pm, Thurs, Fri).

Morning sessions begin at 8:45 am and finish at 11:45. Between 8:45 and 9am we run stay and play/ read. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to come and play or read with your child and help to settle them into their Nursery session.

Afternoon sessions begin at 12:15pm and finish at 3:15. If your child attends Nursery full time or for 2 1/2 days then they will either require a packed lunch or you can purchase a school meal at a cost of £2.30 per day.

You can apply for a Nursery place by completing a Nursery Admissions form and handing it in to the school office. You will then be contacted by a member of the Nursery team to arrange a Home Visit.

Children will be given a choice of either milk or water and a piece of fruit for their snack during both the morning and afternoon sessions. We ask that children do not bring in their own snacks from home due to allergies.

What happens in the Nursery? 
Most of the Nursery day is spent in play. Play is vital to children's growth and development; 'play' is a child's work and they become just as tired as adults do after a day’s work. Please do not underestimate the value of play!

A child has a natural curiosity, which drives him/her to explore his/her environment so that through play he/she learns to know and understand it.  It is important that s/he should have freedom of movement where s/he learns from activities in a safe environment both indoors and outdoors.

The Nursery staff plan carefully to match the needs of the children and activities are based on the children's interests.

We keep a record of each child’s progress and samples of their work are included on SeeSaw and in their Learning Journeys. Records of each child’s progress are passed onto the next teacher. We ask parents to check SeeSaw regularly to see what their children have been up to each day and we encourage parents to talk with their children about photographs that we share.

We expect children to attend Nursery regularly.  If your child is absent it is helpful if you let us know the reason for this as soon as possible.  Please ring the school on 0151 355 1735, if your child is likely to be absent for a long time please come and talk to us about it.
The demand for places is high so if your child does not attend regularly then we usually offer the place to the next child on the list.

We encourage the children to wear school uniform i.e Blue Sweatshirt, polo shirt and pull up trousers or skirt. Blue summer dresses in the summer. Shoes with velcro fastenings are best for ease of use and in encouraging children's independence.

We also ask that children are sent to Nursery with a spare change of clothes that can be kept in a bag on their pegs in case of any accidents.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are named - it is very difficult to reunite lost items of uniform with their owners if this is not done!


Story books will be sent home for you to share and we encourage parents to choose a new book with their child every Wednesday that can then be kept for that week. Other homework relating to what we have done or talked about in class will also be sent home as and when appropriate.

Useful Links
Liverpool World Museum
TES iboard
Oxford Owl

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Cambridge Road Community Primary and Nursery School

Cambridge Road. Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 4AQ

Main Contact: Mrs D Fletcher/Mrs A Sass
Headteacher: Mr Darryl Pickering
SEND: Mrs I Martin

0151 355 1735

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