Provision for the early years is outstanding. This enables children to acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding very well.

Welcome to Hacton Nursery

We currently offer two sessions daily, with 30 children in each session. With the move to a brand new, larger building in 2016, the number of places we can offer will increase.

  • Morning session: 8.45 - 11.45
  • Afternoon session: 12.30 - 3.30

Staff

We have a qualified and experienced staff who ensure that your child learns in a caring and stimulating environment.

Nursery

Mrs M Stephenson

Teacher
Phase Leader


Mrs Stephenson is a qualified teacher. She leads an experienced team of nursery nurses, specialist nursery nurses for hearing impaired children and Level 3 qualified TAs.

Mrs C Caston

Nursery Nurse


Mrs L Holland

Nursery Nurse


Mrs J Redwood

Nursery Nurse


A Typical Session

  • 8.45/12.30: Parents bring children into the nursery. The children self register and then choose from a wide range of activities, both inside and outdoors.
  • Whole class time: children gather together as a whole group to welcome each other and learn days of the week. In this time we celebrate children’s achievements, progress and talk about activities that are planned.
  • Doh Disco/Whole class Music: Doh Disco is a three minute whole class activity to help develop fine motor skills.
  • Focused activities: These cover many skills from cooking, painting, using the computer to walks in the school grounds to explore the natural habitat in small groups.
  • Snack time: The snack area, which has the choice of blackcurrant, orange, milk and water and a variety of fruit, is available for the children throughout the session. On some days we introduce new foods such as cereal, toast and foods from other cultures. The children can choose when they have their snack, pour their own drinks, and wash their cups up when they are finished.
  • Group Time: Children get together with their key worker in their group to develop a range of skills, such as making sets of objects or identifying shapes. Children will also experience activities planned to develop social, creative, physical, design and making, and ICT skills.

Or:

  • Differentiated Group Time : Children are also split into differentiated groups in which the children are taught the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. This begins in the spring term and children are taught how to develop their speaking and listening, phonological awareness and oral blending and segmenting. These are skills which will provide the foundations for children’s future reading and writing success
  • Tidy up time: The children help tidy all areas of the nursery to music.
  • Story / rhyme time

Uniform

Children need to be comfortable and warm to be able to access all of the learning opportunities we provide. Children will be outside in all weathers and often are at their most investigative when it is wet, cold or snowing. Therefore, the uniform reflects this.

All children should wear:

  • Bottle green tracksuit bottoms
  • Nursery school jumper in grey or green
  • White polo shirt
  • Trainer-like shoes which are fastened with Velcro

Children also require:

  • A waterproof coat
  • Wellington boots which remain in school throughout the year

All uniform should be named. We do not require a P.E. kit as we only remove jumpers, shoes and socks to ensure that more time is spent developing P.E. skills than dressing and undressing!

If you would like to visit the nursery please contact Mrs M Stephenson on 01708 443991 or email contact@hacton.havering.sch.uk


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