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******** FROM MONDAY 6TH APRIL WESTMINSTER NURSERY SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR OUR CHILDREN WHO HAVE KEY WORKERS AS PARENTS- ONLY IF PLACES ARE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE ********

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From Monday 6th April Westminster Nursery School will be open to provide childcare for our keyworker's children if places are requested. Please email admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk if required.

 

Friday 3rd April

Today is usually the day we would wish you 'Happy Easter' and break up for a holiday. How strange that we don't find ourselves in that situation!

I hope you are still feeling healthy and are keeping safe at home and are able to enjoy some of the extended time you have as a family.

The staff are all missing seeing your children's lovely smiling faces so if you feel like cheering us up, send us a smiley photo to admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk .

Have a lovely weekend! 

 

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning! Here are some more ideas you can use at home. I hope you are all feeling well and keeping safe. 

Oh, the Grand old Duke of York he had 10,000 men he marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06y84k7/the-baby-club-baby-club-songs-7-the-grand-old-duke-of-york

  • Try out some marching, count as you march.             
  • Can you march up and down the stairs?
  • Make some soldier skittles, using cans, toys or bottles. Roll a ball and see how many you can knock down.
  • Play a game of musical soldiers, instead of musical statues. When the music plays the soldiers can march but when it stops they must stand to attention!

Have fun!

Monday 30th March 

Good morning everyone! Here are the next set of 'at home' activities which can help keep your little ones busy:

 Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around, teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground, teddy bear, teddy bear, show your shoe, teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do!

  • Dress up your favourite teddy bear. You can use a hat, tie, necklace, glasses.
  • Ask your grown up to help you make a sandwich for a teddy bear’s picnic – can you use the knife carefully to spread the butter or maybe jam? (My teddy bear loves jam sandwiches!)
  • Clear a space on the floor, sitting on a blanket or rug and enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear.                       
  • Take a photo of your teddy bears picnic with help from your grown up.
  • Listen to cbeebies radio story of Postman Pat’s teddy bears picnic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/postman-pat-sds-teddy-bears-picnic?collection=postman-pat-on-cbeebies-radio

If you want to ask a question, speak to us or want to share a photo contact us through email on admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk or use our Facebook page.

Friday 27th March

Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling happy and healthy on this sunny, Friday morning.

Parents, well done! That's week 1 of 'stay safe at home' completed.

Children, I hope you are listening to your adults and don't forget that rule number 1 'Be kind' applies at home as well as school!

Stay safe this weekend everyone and remember you can get in touch with us via email if we can help you in any way or you want to share photos.

Look here on Monday for the next learning activities.

 

Wednesday 25th March

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a lovely week so far and are staying safe and healthy. Here are our next set of learning activities which you can use.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…Clap! Clap!

  • Draw a happy face, you need a large circle to start, two eyes, a nose and a mouth, don’t forget ears and hair!
  • Play a silly game in the mirror…pull a funny face and see if you can make your Mum and Dad laugh.
  • Let’s get active..pillow case hopper races…instead of a sack race this is a pillow case race. Clear a space , climb into a pillow case …ready steady go!Jump! How high can you jump? What is your longest jump? Measure it and see if you can beat it next time.
  • Have a dance to your favourite song.
  • If your child is full of energy and you are stuck indoors try https://about.gonoodle.com/gonoodlefamilies which has loads of dances and activities to keep them entertained for free.

Don't forget to take a look at Westminster Nursery's facebook page too for other ideas and keep sending us in your photos using our email address admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk .  I have been looking at your photos and can see you having a good time! 

 

Monday 23rd March

As you know school is closed so here are our first set of ideas to keep your children busy and learning.

Round and round the garden like a teddy bear, one step, two step, tickle you under there!

  • Go outside in your garden or near your door and listen carefully for a minute …without talking. What did you hear? birds, cars, people, planes, something else? Can you draw pictures of the things you heard?
  • Make a mini obstacle course in your garden or house…what can you climb over or crawl under and climb through?
  • Help your mum or dad with some digging and planting. Use the gardening tools carefully. I wonder if you will find any little creatures.
  • Make a collection from your garden, sticks, stones or leaves…arrange them into a pattern and count them carefully.
  • What can you create with your sticks, leaves and stones?
  • Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06t09rk to see the animated tale of Stickman then see if you can make your own.

Look here again on Wednesday for more activity ideas and check our facebook page on Tuesdays and Thursdays too. If you have any questions or would like to send us photos please keep in touch via email at admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk 

Coronavirus

Update 22.3.2020

School is open for vulnerable groups and key worker children from tomorrow 23.3.2020. All other children must stay at home until further notice. 
Thank you for cooperation.

Update 20.3.2020

School has closed today until further notice.

Thank you for your support.

Please email us if you have any questions.

Recommendations are to self isolate for 14 days if any member of your family show symptoms of the virus.

We hope our school community stays well and healthy.

We will be posting home learning activities each week during term time for you to use with your children.

Please keep in touch.

 

Update 19.3.2020

Following on from yesterday’s announcement, we are awaiting further clarification regarding school closure,  home learning and Key Workers.  We will keep you fully updated with information as we receive it from the Department for Education and the Local Authority. Information will be on our website or emailed to you if needed. 

The situation we are in at this time is like nothing we have seen in our lifetime.

We would like to end by  thanking you all for your continued support at this time and to reassure you that up to date information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Please stay safe and look after your families.

Update 18.3.2020

 School will be closed from Friday 20th March as we are following Government guidelines. 

We will be putting weekly activity ideas for your children on this page and on our newsletter if you would like to take part. The newsletter will be sent out each week in a reduced form to your email address during term time. Additional suggestions may be put onto our facebook page.

We hope you all stay safe.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT NEWS:

We have been awarded the AcSEED AWARD.

Congratulations to all our staff involved in helping to strengthen our school in providing continuous support to all our children and families with their emotional wellbeing.

 

 

 

Did you know that we have a community library which is available for local families to use, free of charge. It is always lovely to see local families using this resource!! The library is well stocked with all sorts of fantastic pre-school books. The library is open on Mondays from 1-2pm and on Wednesdays from 10-11am. Westminster Parents please remember to change your children's books weekly. If your child is close to nursery age, we can give you a tour of the building while you are here to use the library! We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 We are proud to be Makaton Friendly.

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to Westminster Nursery School. We are the only maintained Nursery School in Cheshire East and are well equipped to provide a high quality of education for children aged 2-4 years old. We are very proud of our school, our children and their achievements.

We have a wonderful learning environment both inside and out which is well organised, resourced and stimulating to enable children to learn through play with the guidance and care of our staff. Our nursery teachers plan and deliver activities for the children following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, whilst incorporating the children’s interests to ensure a child centred focus, meeting the needs of each individual child and building a strong foundation for life-long learning.

We believe that all children have a right to enjoy school and succeed regardless of gender, race or ability.

We support the children to feel happy, safe and confident in order for them to reach their full potential. We hold very high expectations of all our children and strive to achieve excellence for all, where individual needs are acknowledged and met.

We currently offer 15 hours per week of ‘Free entitlement’ with some opportunity to buy additional sessions.  We  are also offering the 'free 30 hours entitlement' to the children who are eligible. We welcome families to visit and see our school; you will find us open, friendly and welcoming. If you are a parent or carer and would like to visit, please contact us to look around the school and meet our wonderful children and staff – you will be very welcome.

Thank you

Elizabeth Hulse

Headteacher

 

 

30 HOURS PLACES AVAILABLE NOW

WE STILL HAVE A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE  - CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION!

We are now offering a limited number of funded 30 hours places to eligible families. The eligibility criteria are as follows;

Both parents or sole parent in one parent family must be working

Each parent working at least the equivalent of 16 hours at national living wage (16 x £7.20 = £115.20 per week)

Neither parent must earn more than £100,000 per annum

Working includes self-employment

Includes parents on parental, maternity, adoption, or SSP, or who has substantial caring responsibilities, or where one parent is disabled and in receipt of certain benefits.

 

We would encourage all families who may wish to claim 30 hours free childcare (free full time provision) to visit the following website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and complete the questions within the 30 hours funding section. If you need help with this please let us know and we will be happy to help you to complete it.

Once you have done this, you will be given an 11 digit code. We will validate your 11 digit code with Cheshire East Council. Please be assured that if you are not eligible for 30 hours funding you will still be entitled to the usual 15 hours.

Contact the School

Westminster Nursery School

Mrs E M Hulse - Headteacher

Westminster Nursery School
Nelson St,
Crewe, Cheshire East
CW2 7LJ

Tel: 01270 560319
admin@westminster.cheshire.sch.uk