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Nursery 2019

Information regarding Nursery closure.

Just added! Have a look at the Parents, Learning at Home page to see some familiar, friendly faces! Missing you all :)  

Ideas for activities to do at home with your child.


Below are some ideas to help you plan activities to do with your child at home.


There are also lots of great websites you could visit for example:

CBeebies The Numtums, Numberblocks and Alphablocks are brilliant to watch with your child to develop their number and phonics skills.

CBeebies Stories and CBeebies Radio have lots of rhymes and stories you can listen and sing along with your child. website has some great number games eg Shape patterns, Teddy numbers, Underwater Counting, The Gingerbreadman game and Shape Monsters are a few of our favourites. has lots of resources for you to look at. Twinkl is offering a months free access for parents if you use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS'

The EYFS School Closure Interactive Learning Link has some brilliant activities that you can do with your child and no printing is needed!


You could begin to encourage your child to write their name, if they are ready. 

The 'Rhymes for letter formation' below will allow you to help your child form their letters correctly.


Please check on Tapestry for more ideas, we will be updating these regularly.


Throughout lockdown, it is important to ensure that you and your family are staying healthy both in body and in mind. The easiest way to maintain a happy and healthy body is to do a little bit of exercise each day! Team GB and Sport England have set up an activity tracker (which is also a competition) where you can log activities such as walking, wheel activities, ball games, dancing and many more! Log your activities on:

We will update this page so you can see how your year group is getting on!

If you choose to sign up to weekly newsletters, you may win prizes for your household!


Update 9th July: TOTAL: 114 hours 30 mins (33 activities logged)

Target: log triple the amount of activities as last week (3)

So far we've done: 0

You could win: a set of training footballs

Days left: 4


Important information.




Dear Parents,


As you aware from last week’s letter, it has now been advised by the government that we have moved to the ‘delay phase’ of the coronavirus (COVID - 19).


This now means that anyone with a new cough or fever MUST self-isolate for 14 days, along with anyone who lives within the household. This advice will also apply to staff and their children. As a result of this guidance our staffing ratios at Nursery have been impacted and as such, we need to adopt a system of partial closure with effect from tomorrow morning (Wednesday 18th March).


We are therefore asking children whose parents do not work and are at home in the day to stay at home for the remainder of this term.


I understand the frustration this may cause but we must follow the information given whilst remaining within the legal requirements for supervision.


If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to give me a call.



Many thanks for your patience and understanding.




World Book Day

Thursday 5th March

Please bring your child’s favourite book (named) to share with their group.

We would like your child to dress in pyjamas / snuggly clothing as we will be doing lots of sharing of stories, reading books, drinking hot chocolate and eating toast!


You can get lots of ideas about reading and sharing stories with your child from​​​​​


FREE 30 Hours Funded Childcare


Ashmead Nursery is pleased to inform you that as from January 2020, subject to availability, we will be offering the 30 hours Government Funded Childcare.



All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free child care per week (Universal Funding), however depending on parents financial circumstances, some children may be entitled to an additional 15 hours funding (Extended Funding).


The criteria for the additional 15 funded hours is as follows:

  • You (and your partner) are
    • In work
    • On sick leave or annual leave
    • On parental leave, paternity or adoption leave
  • If you are not working you may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
  • You can get 30hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare


For further information and to check if you are eligible, please visit: .

Welcome to Ashmead Nursery


At Ashmead Nursery we cater for funded children from 2 years to 4 years old.


We offer a wide and varied curriculum based around the 7 Areas of Learning linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The three Prime Areas of learning  are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.

The four Specific Areas of learning that run alongside the Prime Areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


We work hard to ensure our environment and staff interaction ensures the children develop to the best of their ability in these key areas of learning. We strive to ensure that at all times we offer a curriculum that is exciting and fun and one that will reflect the school's ethos of learning through experience.


Registration for the Nursery is done by the school, please contact the school office to arrange a visit or for an application form.

The '3rd teacher' is our Nursery environment.

Three Billy Goats Gruff and Nursery Rhymes

Pancake day

The Gingerbread Man

Making Bird Food

30 hours funding letter for parents

Nursery registration form