Family Worker Support

September 2020. 

Welcome to Grasmere Nursery School!!

Hopefully, you have received a call from your child’s Class Teacher and arranged a time to come to a Stay and Play session, you should also have received your child’s starting date and time.  At your Stay and Play session, you will have plenty of opportunity to meet and speak to the staff in your child’s class. We ask that only one parent attends this session with your child and, where possible, that face coverings are worn.  There will be a maximum of four families at these sessions and social distancing will be in place for adults.  Information will also be given about your child starting at nursery and  please ask if you have any questions or need further information. 

We appreciate that this year things will be very different for all of our families.  We would like to assure you, however, that we will do everything we can to support you in any way possible.  We are here to make your journey through Grasmere Nursery as enjoyable and enriching as we can for  you and your child.

We are here to offer support with any questions around starting nursery and your family’s journey through nursery, but also to help with any other issues, such as toilet training, feeding, sleeping, behavioural issues, developmental concerns, etc, etc.  Obviously the staff in your child’s Class are happy to speak to you with more specific questions about nursery life but please do contact us if you feel we can help in any way. This page will be updated regularly with support, advice, tips and information so if there is anything in particular you feel would be useful to you, please let us know and we will endeavour to help you.  

We will be available to have a socially distanced chat either when you drop or pick up your child, or you can contact us by telephone or email:

Tel: 01582 593426

Lois Robins, Assistant Family Worker (3-5’s)lrobins@grasmere.nurseryluton.com

Amanda Macmillan, Family Worker (0-3’s)amacmillan@grasmere.nurseryluton.com

School Uniform

It is not compulsory for our children to wear a uniform, all we ask is that they are dressed comfortably and appropriately for the weather and for activities both indoors and out.  If you would, however, like to purchase Grasmere polo shirts, sweatshirts or fleece jackets, then these can be ordered from JS Sports via the link: 

https://www.myuniformshop.co.uk/product-category/schoolwear/grasmere-nursery-school/

Toilet Training

For tips and advice on what to do and whether your child is ready,  go to 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/potty-training-tips/

Sleep Problems in Young Children

For advice on sleep problems, go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/sleep-problems-in-children/

Infant and Toddler Behaviour Problems

For advice and tips on challenging behaviour, go to http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/dealing-with-difficult-behaviour/

Babies and Toddlers

For lots more advice and information, to go: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/?tabname=babies-and-toddlers

Healthy Eating

For help with fussy eaters, go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/fussy-eaters/

and for advice on healthy eating, portion sizes and much more: Dental Letter   List of dentists   Top tips for teeth   Tooth friendly/unfriendly snacks   Teeth brushing songs   Portion size   Teeth brushing   Daily Food Clock   Brushing Chart   Healthy packed lunch   How much sugar   Balancing your plate   Eatwell Plate 

Change for Life

For lots of advice on Food Facts, Recipes for Children, Fun Indoor Activities, Sugar Swaps and Your Child’s Weight, go to https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Keeping Children Safe On-Line

For details of how to keep your children safe on-line visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Keeping Children Safe at Home

For the current advice on leaving older children home alone and at what age this is acceptable, visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone

FREE Online Learning for Parents in Luton

Flying Start Luton are offering FREE on-line courses for ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents and carers of any child from the antenatal period right up to 18 years of age.  You don’t need to be struggling as these courses are relevant to all parents of all children including those with special needs, autism and ADHD. 

Go to www.inourplace.co.uk and type in the access code: HATTERS

You will then be asked to create an account so that you can resume the courses at any time and will need your Luton postcode for this plus an email address.  Just select the course that you are interested in and you are good to go! These courses can be completed at a time and place that suits you and are accessible on most PCs, tablets and mobile phones.