Information for Nursery new starters - September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted that your child will be starting Southridge First School Nursery in September 2020 and we look forward to them joining our school community.


 At this time of year we would normally be writing to you to offer your child a short visit to the Nursery classroom and the opportunity to attend a meeting in the school hall to meet the staff in our Nursery and to share information with you. Unfortunately this year we face unprecedented times due to the coronavirus pandemic and we are unable to offer a visit to school this term or facilitate a meeting. We would however like to share with you details of the information you would have received at that meeting.


At that meeting we would have shown you a 'Nursery New Starters' power point giving you information on a 'typical' day in Nursery and other useful information. Please see below.


On the power point is a short video for you and your child to watch together so that they can meet the staff and see the Nursery classroom.


In addition we will be sending out a Nursery pack to all parents in the post within the next two weeks - here you will find details of your child's induction visit to Nursery and the following information:

  • A typical day in Nursery
  • Information on Birthdays
  • Nursery Booklet 2020-21
  • Nursery Collection
  • What learning looks like at 30 - 50 months

In September we have a staggered intake system in Nursery for the first three days, when the children will start by having one induction session in a small group, which will allow both staff and children to get to know one another well. They will then all start together on Monday 7th September for 5 morning or afternoon sessions.


 If you have any additional queries after looking at the power point, watching the video and reviewing the information in your Nursery pack please email the school and a member of the Nursery team will contact you by telephone.







Do you require additional care around your Southridge Nursery morning or afternoon session?
If you require additional care around the Nursery sessions you may wish to use Children's Choice Wraparound. This is an independent  organisation that runs in our school building. The staff from Southridge Nursery work very closely with Wraparound and their room is across the corridor from our nursery classroom. This enables a smooth and caring transition for your child. e.g. if your child attends Nursery in the morning they can then go across to Wraparound and have their lunch and stay for the afternoon.
Please see below for all the information about Children's Choice Wraparound:
  • Registration Form
  • 30 hour funding
  • Booking form
  • Emergency contact form