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Welcome to the Howitt Nursery information page, I am Miss Gregg the nursery teacher, I work alongside three nursery teaching assistants Mrs. Poyser, Mrs. Sloman and Mrs. Riley. Myself and all the teaching assistants will support your child’s learning journey throughout their time in nursery.

2 year Funding

From September 2017 we will be providing free childcare places for 2 year olds for morning sessions 8.45 to 11.45am.

To check if you are eligible for free 15 hours and apply visit

If you wish to book a visit or require any more information please phone Ellinor Edgeley Early Years Co-ordinator or Debbie Walker on 01773 713217

30 hour funding for 3 and 4 year olds

From September 2017 parents who are entitled to the 30 hour free funding will be able to have a full time place at Howitt Nursery.

You can check if you are eligible by logging on to: 30 hours


and then follow the links on the screen.  Once you have your eligibility code please bring it in to school and you can fill in your session choices.

If you need any more information please phone 01773 713217 for further help and advice.

Nursery sessions

am session 8.30-11.30am

pm session 12.30-3.30pm

all day session 8.30-3.30pm (bring your own lunch)

Extra sessions will cost £3.50 per hour

Breakfast club is also available from 7.30 am

NEW! NEW starter parent information powerpoint

Learning in Nursery

In the first half term your child will be settling into nursery life and learning all about what happens and what we do. Each half term the children will be nurseryinvolved in a different topic/learning theme, our topics for this year are:

  • Ourselves – What do I know about me?
  • Toys – What is your favourite toy?
  • Traditional Stories
  • Adventure stories – Where will we go on our adventure?
  • Animals – What do we know about different animals?
  • Authors – What are our favourite books? Other useful information about our nursery and the Early Years can be found in out Nursery Prospectus. Please take a look and if you have any question please come in and see the nursery staff.
  • For more information please see our half term topic newsletter (link listed below). The newsletter also contains dates for your diary and other events happening in the Early Years.

Nursery Newsletter Spring 1 2019            EYFS topic question Spring 1 2019

EYFS & Y1 overview 2018-2019

Helping your child at home

During your child’s induction sessions you will have been given a ‘Welcome to Nursery Pack’, if you haven’t received this pack please come and see me (Miss Gregg). This welcome pack contains many different resources and activities that supports the learning that takes place in nursery, including numbers and counting, phonics, mark making and writing, singing etc.

Throughout the year you and your child will be given different activity packs that will support your child’s learning at different stages. These activity packs will contain phonic or math’s activities as well as topic based and interest based activities.

During this half term your child will be given their own library book pack. Your child can change their library book here at nursery on a regular basis and we encourage children to choose their book independently. In the pack there will be large plain book where your child can draw a picture about their favourite part of the story. Please encourage your child to mark-make, draw or write something about the book and talk about what they liked and did like about it

For more information please see our nursery newsletters.

Consent letter for brushing teeth

Helping Your Child To Use The Toilet Poster

Helping Your Child To Use The Toilet Booklet

Wow! Moments letter 2015

ECAT video

Story Sacks and Maths Library letter

Nursery Newsletters 2015-16

Nursery Newsletters 2016-17

Nursery Newsletters 2017-18


Nursery Prospectus 2015