Ladybird Class for 3’s and 4’s 30 hours and more
Our Ladybird class is led by Elaine and her team. The team members are Elaine, Nives, Yada, Sharanjit, Nayab, and Mai. The Ladybird class is open from 8:00am till 6:00pm every day all year round. There are two different shifts for staff and you will be met for a brief “Meet and Greet” each day and a brief handover at collection time. As it is such a busy time the staff wont have time for a lengthy handover so if you wish to get more information it is best to arrange an appointment or email any questions to the office.
The Early shift team are Elaine and Nives and they serve breakfast each day and serve lunch for the children on first sitting.
The late shift team are Yada and Sharanjit and they serve second sitting lunch and the tea.
We offer breakfast, lunch and tea for the children who need additional hours on top of their 15 hours universal education within the school.
Parents who are eligible for 30 hours (15 additional hours of care) can use this facility as well as parents who wish to pay for additional hours care. For more information see our Extended care pack or talk to the office team.
If you child has a classroom place in the morning (8:30-11:30) they will spend their additional hours in ladybird class in the afternoon.
If your child has a classroom place in the afternoon (12:30-3:30) then they spend their morning in ladybird class.
All hours before or after school (8:00-8:30 and 3:30-6:00) are spent within our “Community Room” . This is where all our meals are served and where the children can rest, nap and have a bit of relaxation time before they go home.
The Ladybird class during school hours is situated in our “Garden Room” building and has its own garden and beautifully resourced room. The offer is different to the classroom in that the children will have a “home from home” experience. They will go on regular outings to the park or the local shops or library. They will have time to play and learn with a small group of friends each day.
Ladybirds have been very busy this term. We have celebrated Chinese New Year with a variety of activities including a new song which the children have enjoyed learning and participating in.
We have continued going on regular visits; our favourite being Fish Ponds and the Woods where we can explore nature in a safe way. We love putting wellies on and splashing in the puddles as well as collecting a variety of leaves, twigs etc.
Ladybirds regularly visits the local library and enjoy a variety of many books and the opportunity to have some special reading time.
Our visit to Ashby House is always so special as our friends warmly welcome us into their home. We have made special friends who help us play games, read books and the Christmas time provided us with a biscuit making opportunity, which we love.
We enjoy taking care of our environment, we planted some bulbs and are eagerly awaiting to see the flowers grow. The weather this term has provided us with lots of rain so the children have been regular maintenance workers helping to sweep away very large puddles!