NEW Nursery Parent Information
Welcome to Nursery
A warm welcome to the Nursery at Kyson Primary School, Woodbridge. This area of the website is specifically for our new Nursery parents and their children and contains information about starting, activities, uniform purchase, lunch ordering and more!
Kyson Nursery is an integral part of our school. At Kyson Primary School, we understand that starting Nursery is a very important milestone in every child’s life. As a parent/carer, you have an important role to play in helping your child take the first steps on their learning journey. We are keen to work with you to make sure that starting nursery is a positive experience for your child, and to help your child achieve their full potential in a warm and caring environment. We aim to ensure that every child settles quickly. Children are able to feel comfortable and confident as they progress through these crucial years of their early education.
To celebrate and record your child’s progress and achievement throughout their journey with us, a Learning Journal is compiled by our Nursery teacher; it records those special moments and keeps you involved in partnership as your child develops.
The Nursery makes provision for children with special needs and children who have English as an additional language. The setting employs one full-time Teacher and Nursery Nurse, always providing the appropriate ratios (1:13).
Taster Play Session and Home Visit
Before your child starts Nursery we will invite you and your child to a taster play session in Nursery. This will be followed by a home visit so staff can meet you and your child in their familiar environment. Where possible, Nursery staff will visit your child in their pre-school setting.
Our Nursery opening hours are:
- Morning Nursery Session: 8.45 – 11.45am (3 hours)
- Afternoon Nursery Session: 12.15 – 3.15pm (3 hours)
If your child is staying for the whole day, they can join our Lunchtime Club between 11.45 and 12.15pm. Further information about Nursery sessions, funding and making an application can be found here.
The Nursery Class operates term time only and follows the Kyson Primary School calendar observing the same holidays. Children start nursery from the term following their 3rd birthday (if there is a space) and will stay until the September following their 4th Birthday.
Milk and Snack
Nursery children share a snack and drink together each morning. We promote healthy eating in school and participate in the governments ‘School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’. This entitles each child to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.
All children under the age of 5 receive free school milk as part of the Government Nursery Milk Scheme. Further information can be found here.
The Nursery children at Kyson Primary School wear the same school uniform as the rest of the school, without the tie, and with the choice of a Nursery sweatshirt. A full list and photos of the Kyson uniform can be found here.
A number of uniform items can be purchased from the school office using ParentMail. You will find items to purchase under "Payments" and the trolley/shop icon.
Please note that all ordered items, subject to stock availability, will be ready to collect from the school office during the school day.
Children come to school in September in their winter uniform.
School Lunches and ParentMail
Parents can order school lunches using ParentMail. Alternatively children can be sent in wih a packed lunch. Further information about lunchtimes, the ordering process and school menu can be found here.
The school is able to claim Pupil Premium for children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of a number of benefits, click here for the full list. Pupil Premium funding helps ensure that the school receives all the Government funding to which it is entitled.
If your child is registered for Pupil premium before March 2024, they will be entitled to free school lunches , music lessons and assistance with payment for school trips, until they finish primary school regardless of any chance in your circumstances.
If you think that your child may be eligible, please contact Children and Young Peoples Services on 01473 260989 or click here.
Requesting a Medical Diet
If your child requires a medical diet due to a food allergy, food intolerance or a medical condition that requires an adapted menu (e.g. carbohydrate count for Type 1 Diabetes), please follow this link to request a medical diet:
Wrap around Care
You can find all of the information you need about wrap around care (breakfast and after school club) at Kyson by clicking here.
Staying in Touch
We use ParentMail to send out newsletters and other communications. It is therefore important that you register your account with ParentMail.
You will find a wealth of information and diary dates on our school website. We also have Facebook and Twitter accounts to help you stay in touch.
Applying for a School Place
Allocation of a Nursery place does not guarantee subsequent admission into our Reception Classes. Parents must re-apply for a school place through Suffolk County Council and not directly to the school. Please see our Admissions page for more information.
PTFA (Parent Teacher Friends Association)
Please follow this link to find out about the Kyson PTFA; a great way to meet other families and get involved with the school.
Please do not hesitate to pop in, call or email the school if you have any questions, worries or concerns Our contact details are here.