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    Group time

    Published on Friday 18 September 2020 by Miss Dickinson.

    The children have settled so well now that we have even started our focus group time before we go into main nursery and choose. We have had so much fun playing games with the lycra and playing some listening games. The children loved the lycra and it was lovely to hear so many giggles from them.

    Group timeGroup time

    We also sang and acted out some number songs as well as played with the musical instruments to see what sounds they made whilst singing some nursery rhymes.

    Group timeGroup time

    Our little rays of sunshine this week are Amelia Howarth for always having a happy face and being kind to her friends. Luna for being such a kind friend helping another child find all of the pink blocks. Harper Comby for coming to nursery every day with a smile on her face and becoming more confident within nursery. Lucas Norman for writing a L in the sand with a stick and saying that is in his name and finally Zara Godfrey for trying really hard during our focus group time. Well done to you all, what superstars!

    Group time

      Our first full week in Nursery

      Published on Friday 11 September 2020 by Miss Dickinson.

      Wow, what a week it has been! We are all so pleased at how the children have settled this week and how amazing they have been in nursery. It is lovely to see so many children with happy, smiley faces coming into nursery. This week we have continued to explore the nursery environment and learn about the rules and routines in nursery. We have also enjoyed making new friends and getting to know our teachers.

      Our first full week in Nursery Our first full week in Nursery

      Thank you all for being so patient and understanding about our new routines in nursery and following the social distancing rules of the one way system in the nursery garden, long may this continue. From next week we are going back to our normal times of nursery start and pick up as we feel we are ready to establish our proper routines. Miss Manifold and Miss Gill's morning group session will start at 08.45am and finish at 11.45am and afternoon sessions will start at 12.30pm and finish at 3.30pm. Mrs Blackett's group will begin at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm Please ensure you are here on time to drop off and pick up your children as we are going to begin group sessions therefore late children may interrupt the session or miss out on our lovely activities.

      Our first full week in Nursery Our first full week in Nursery

      Our little rays of sunshine this week are Hallie Green for coming into nursery with the biggest smile and settling straight back into nursery life, she is such a good role model. Constance Hanmer for settling into nursery and always coming in full of energy ready to start the afternoon. Joey Zalick for settling so well into nursery life and always coming in smiling. Mason Griffiths for showing a huge improvement when coming into nursery and his confidence has grown so much and finally Toby Wallace for settling so well this week, exploring the nursery environment and making new friends. Well done to you all, what superstars!

      Our first full week in Nursery

      If you would like to contact us for anything please ring 01388 762400 option 1 for the nursery or email us at We will also be sending regular marvellous me updates so please ensure you download the app to receive these.

        Nursery Re-opening Information

        Published on Tuesday 1 September 2020 by Crook Primary.

        Dear Parents,

        We hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are all looking forward to continue/start your child’s educational journey with us at Crook Primary School Nursery for this academic year. This year unfortunately will be a year like no other but we have tried our best to ensure our Nursery is still an inviting, nurturing, exciting and educational place like it always has been, however we do have to make some changes to ensure we are adhering to Government and Local Authority Guidance.

        Here are some of the changes we are having to make:

         We are going to initially run staggered start times depending on your child’s key worker group to help with transition for those children who have never been to our nursery before and to ensure initially only 1 group is using the one way system at one time until we see how this works. This is only for the short term and we are hoping after a couple of weeks we will be able to all start at the same time like we normally would once we are used to the system and can see social distancing is being adhered to.

        Miss Manifold’s morning group can come between 8.40am and 8.55am and will be collected between 11.25am and 11.35am

        Miss Gill’s morning group can come between 8.55am and 9.10am and will be collected between 11.40am – 11.50am 

        Mrs Blackett’s group can come between 8.55 am and 9.10am and can be collected between 2.55pm – 3.05pm

        Unfortunately we can’t all use the same entrance either due to the number of children coming in therefore Miss Manifold’s group and Miss Gill’s group will use the side entrance gates into the nursery garden where it will be signposted for where you need to go with your children and your child’s key worker will be there to collect your child from the door.  

        Regrettably parents will not be allowed to enter the nursery building unless you need to visit the nursery office and then we ask only 1 person at a time in the entrance.

        We also ask if only 1 parent can drop off the children at any time to reduce the number of contact people are having with each other.

        Afternoon children to just come for the initial times of 12.30pm and to be collected at 3.30pm and you will be entering via the side gate the same as the morning children.

        Wednesday 2nd September 

        This is when our term will begin but only the returning children will come on this day.  Miss Manifold’s and Miss Gill’s group will be entering via the side gate into the nursery garden and will be going in one side of the gate and leaving through the other. This will be marked out on Wednesday for you all but we are asking you to be responsible for keeping your 2m distance from other parents.

        Thursday 3rd September

        Returners will continue the staggered start times and the new children will visit for an initial transition of an hour this day. Miss Manifold’s group will come between 9.50am and 10.00am and will be collected between 10.50am and 11.00am and Miss Gill’s group will come between 10.05am and 10.15am and will be collected between 11.05 and 11.15am. The children who are doing 30 hours will come at 10.00am and enter via the main entrance where Mrs Blackett will be there to greet you and   

        Friday 4th September

        Everyone will come for the staggered start times and enter the same way as above.


        Please don’t worry about your children while they are with us in nursery you can ring anytime to check up and see how they are and if there are any problems we will give you a ring. If your children appear upset on their first day or first week or two this will be normal if they haven’t been with us before but please encourage them to come in and be positive when around them. Staff are happy to take your children and we will make them feel safe and secure while with us in nursery.   

        This is all new to us as a staff too so please bear with us and I am sure all will run as smoothly as it can.

        If you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01388 762400 option 1 for the nursery or email the nursery email account on the website and I will get back to you and help with anything I can.

        We look forward to working with you all this year and although it is not the perfect start to nursery life for your children I assure you we will do everything we can to make this an enjoyable and exciting year.

        Thank you for your support and co-operation

        Miss Dickinson

        Deputy Head of Early Years

          End of Year

          Published on Monday 13 July 2020 by Miss Dickinson.

          Hi Everyone,

          Well this is not the way we all wanted to end this year in Nursery but as long as everyone is safe and well that is all that matters. I would just like to say a big well done to all of the children who worked so hard this year and a big thank you to all of the parents that have suppported their child throughout their time with us. Here is a little end of year celebration video for you to watch with the good times and memories of nursery

          Good luck to those children who are going on their new adventures to school, I know you will all have lots of fun. I can't wait to see the children who will be returning to Nursery in September and to meet the new children and make some new friends.

          Good luck to Miss Fox who is also going on her new adventure to teach in Reception and welcome to Miss Gill and Miss Kitching who will be joining our Nursery team.

          Returners will be back on Wednesday 2nd September and the new children will be in for a transition on Thursday 3rd September. Please check the website in September for more information regarding starting Nursery and how things will work.

          I hope you all have a lovely Summer, take care and see you In September!

            Goodbye Mr Storey

            Published on Thursday 2 July 2020 by Crook Primary.

            Goodbye Mr Storey

            Mr Storey has been promoted to the post of Early Years Lead in another school. He will take up his new post in September. Mr Storey has been an exceptional member of staff and has done so much for all the children at Crook Primary.We will miss him greatly as apart from being a great teacher, he is such fun to work with. Thank you so much Chris with love from all of us at Crook Primary.

            Miss Fox will now be joining Miss Roberts to teach in Reception instead of Mr Storey from September. This will create a very strong Reception team and help children who have been at nursery with transition.

            Miss Gill will now be teaching Miss Fox' groups from September as Miss Fox is moving to Reception

              Rainbow Week

              Published on Friday 19 June 2020 by Miss Dickinson.

              Hi Everyone, We hope you have all been getting our marvellous me messages as we have been having a few problems with the app recently. Thank you to those parents who have let us know you couldn't receive the activities, we have contacted the support centre and they are going to look into this for us. We sent out your child's end of year report last week via the app so please if you didn't receive it can you let us know via email or phone and we can get it sent out to you again. We have received some lovely photos of some of the rainbow activities we sent out, here are a selection.

              Daniel and Sophie and Alfie chose to make their own rainbow using bricks- they look great!

              Rainbow Week Rainbow Week

              Olivia and Joshua and Amelia chose to play the rainbow game using a dice and whatever number they landed on they had to do that many rainbow stripes. It looks like you are all very good with your number recognition, counting and your colours, well done!

              Rainbow Week Rainbow Week

              Luke and Austin have been matching the correct colours to the number. What lovely rainbows you have made boys!

              Rainbow Week Rainbow Week

              Thank you once again for keeping in touch with us and sending some lovely photos of you completing the activities we have been sending out. It is lovely to see many of you still working so hard! We hope to see many more pictures over the next few weeks to keep the website updated. Take care everyone and stay safe!