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'Play is the higest form of research'. Albert Einstein

Welcome back and hello to our new children.


Meet the team














The children have a keyworker and a group colour. The groups are mixed ages and they will remain with their keyworker through the year. There will be many opportunities through the week for all children to work with different adults and also interact and play with all children in the group. The role of the keyworker is to focus on forming close relationships with their key group, finding out about their needs, interests, abilities and favourite activities. This information underpins the planning for all future learning. The keyworker will also be responsible for keeping you up to date with your child’s progress and updating their learning journeys.


If you would like any support with, or ideas on how best to support your child's learning at home in any areas, or would like to tell us about something your child can now do at home, please do not hesitate in seeing your child's Key person. We would love to hear from you! Remember to sign up to tapestry to access your child’s online learning journey. We love seeing what the children have been up to at home so please send videos/pictures for us to share during group time.


When do we return?

The 6th September, our start times are as follows for our sessions

8.45 am registration at 9.00

Am or day children

11.45 am

Am children pick up


Pm children


Am children picked up who stay for lunch


Day and pm children pick up


All children will need to be dropped off through the main doors from our playground. Please do not cut through from the school reception area during drop off and pick up. If your child is unwell or away, please call the office to let us know, unfortunately if any sessions are booked and missed and these are additional to your hours these will still be charged for.


What will your child need?

Please provide a drawstring PE bag with spare clothes, pants, socks, carrier bags/larger food bags and wipes. In the summer, your child will need sun-cream applying prior to nursery and a sun hat for the day. In the colder months, please provide your child with hat and gloves, wellies for the outside stand and an all in one waterproof to protect clothing in all weathers. Your child will need a clearly labelled water bottle, please only put water in these. We ask all parents to refill these every day. Please label everything.




If your child is staying for lunch, please move their name on the lunch trolley onto packed lunch or hot dinner. Inform the adult on the morning if you wish to order a hot dinner and pay for this at the office. We encourage a healthy and balanced lunchbox, our school is nut free please ensure no nuts are in the lunchbox.

During the holidays, please can you send a family photograph for our family tree.

Please send to: n.willcock@candlebylane.co.uk


Summer Competition: We love to share books. Can you send a picture of yourself sharing a book in an imaginative place?

A prize goes to the most creative!

Please send to:


We would love to get them printed out at school and on display in our book corner in September.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon,