Welcome to Nursery 2021-2022!

We are looking forward to working with you over the coming academic year to support your child to grow and develop.

In Caterpillar’s class, we have two class teachers and four support staff.  Miss Hennessey and Mr O’Reilly are your class teachers and Miss Richardson, Mr Riley, Miss Ali and Mrs Keishi are your key workers.  We are excited to share many new learning experiences with you throughout the year!

Please ensure your child brings their school water bottle every day, filled with fresh water.  Learning in Nursery is thirsty work and therefore it is essential we stay hydrated!  Juice is not permitted in school and all water bottles must have a sports screw lid and clearly labelled with your child’s name.

We will be spending lots of time outside, so please make sure your child comes to school with warm, waterproof coats and suitable footwear.  During winter, please ensure your child has hat, scarf and gloves which are all clearly labelled with your child’s name. Ideally, slip on or Velcro shoes are best – this way your child can become more independent when getting changed.

Remember to send your child to Nursery with spare sets of clothes (socks, underwear, trousers, top, shoes etc.), especially if they are still learning to use the toilet independently. These spare clothes can be left in a bag on their peg until needed.

At Gwladys Street Nursery, we constantly promote independence.  Please continue this at home by encouraging your child to dress and undress by themselves and support them to independently fasten their zip.

Toilet Training

By three years old, children should be communicating their toileting needs.   We would like to support your child to use the toilet independently if they are ready for do so.   If you need any support with toileting, please speak to a member of staff.


Attendance is extremely important in Nursery. Coming in every day enables your child to reach their full potential!  It also ensures that your child embeds good habits which will set them up for all future learning.

Morning sessions start at 8.30am. Please arrive as close to this time as possible so no learning time is lost for your child. Your child should be collected at 11.30am promptly.

Afternoon sessions start at 12.30pm. Please arrive as close to this time as possible so no learning time is lost for your child. Your child should be collected at 3.30pm promptly.

Full day sessions start at 8.30am and finish at 3.30pm.  Children are able to either bring a healthy packed lunch or purchase a school meal.  All children receive either water or milk at lunch time.


This page will be updated over the year, so please keep checking back.

Thank you

Miss Hennessey

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