The Nursery teacher for 2022-23 is Mrs Lindsay Johnson. Nursery is supported by our Nursery Officers Mrs Faye Cross and Mrs Zoe Wilby, and by our teaching assistants Mrs Sadia Iqbal and Miss Charandeep Lyal. Please speak directly to a member of the team if you have any queries or concerns.
The EYFS Phase Leader is Mrs Clare Callaghan; she will try to help you, if the class teacher is unable to do so in relation to teaching and learning matters. Her direct e-mail address is email@example.com. If you have any further suggestions on how we can develop communication, please let us know.
At Talbot Primary School, we know how important it is to get the best possible start to your child's school journey. As a team, we ensure that our first primary aim is to make sure that all our children feel safe, secure and happy to learn. In Nursery, we recognise the importance of the prime areas of learning, and as a result, provision holds true to these aspects, namely:
- Communication and Language: We explore fun and engaging ways in which to get the children involved in a language rich environment and develop their confidence and skills to express themselves and to speak and listen. One of the very special things about Talbot is that we are lucky to welcome children and families that are a representation of Leeds - rich and diverse in its culture and languages
- Physical Development: We ensure the children are given lots of opportunities to get active and interactive, develop their co-ordination, control, movement and strength.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development: We help the children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, form positive relationships and respect for others and the social skills to manage their feelings and behaviours in groups. We also help the children to make healthy choices about food.
Please do see the following websites for some useful ways you can support your child(ren) to widen their experiences and enjoyment. Do not hesitate to contact a member of Nursery if you need any help.
Click here to see Mrs Johnson's video tour on Nursery.
- Early Years Rationale
- Long Term Plan for Early Years
- A parents' guide to the Early Years curriculum
- How we assess children in Early Years
- A parents' guide to Assessment in Action (Nursery 1 curriculum)
- A parents' guide to Assessment in Action (Nursery 2 curriculum)
- A parents' guide to developing independence in children
- Top 50 things to do before you are five
- The Communication Trust
New Starter Information
- Developing a love of reading through World Book Day Day 2023
- Scientific knowledge and understanding - welcoming spring
- Learning about celebrations and food technology - Pancake Day
- Making observations of the weather
- Getting ready to write
- Learning traditional tales
- Building a love of reading
- Enjoying World Nursery Rhyme Week
- Learning through Movement Play
- How we are settling into Nursery
- How we use the outdoor learning area
- Learning the lunchtime routine
In order to meet the needs of our community and families we are pleased to offer a range of provision and admit Free Early Years Education (FEEE) funded three and four-year old places following your child's third birthday. We also offer 30 hour places and additional, chargeable hours to meet the needs of families. We currently offer the following sessions to accommodate 78, Monday to Friday, term time only places:
- Mornings only (7 places)
- Afternoons only (7 places)
- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday am (12 places)
- Wednesday pm, Thursday and Friday (12 places)
- 30 Hour session (20 places)
In accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy, priority is given to eligible siblings first and places are then allocated in date of birth order.
Admissions to Nursery are administered by the school. If you would like your child's name to be included on our waiting list please either telephone the school office on 0113 2934086 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Where additional hours are available these are charged at £4.92 per hour (as at May 2023).
If you are interested in a place at our Nursery, would like to visit us, have a look at our provision and meet the Nursery team then please make contact with the team via email@example.com or alternatively ring the school office on 0113 2934086. Mrs Finn in the school office will be happy to help.
Nursery home/school communication
Building effective home school communication is crucial at Talbot and ensures children get the best possible start to their time at school. As a team, we work hard to build this relationship. Not only will we visit you at home after a place is offered, we invite you and your child to visit us. This is built on throughout your child's time with us in Nursery in the following ways:
- daily face to face contact with the Nursery Team and your child's Key Worker at pick up and drop off
- ongoing communication through newsletters, notices and ParentMail
- invitations to all parents to join our Tapestry online journal. This is a secure record of photographs, observations and comments accessible to you and the school to build up a record of your child's learning journey and developments during their time in Nursery
- dedicated meetings with your child's Key Worker to help understand how they are progressing in line with their personal milestones