Nursery

Welcome to Nursery at Salusbury Primary School.
 
If your child has been offered a place in our Pearls Nursery class, then you will have received the letters and documents below. We will be adding information to this page to help support your child's (and your) transition to Nursery, so please check back for any updates.
 
Other ways to get a feel for the school are through the rest of the website and our Twitter page @SalusburySchool, you can also follow the Friends of Salusbury School Parent Association on @SalusburyFoSS.  
 
Our Nursery class also use the Tapestry App to communicate, so we will be adding you to our 'Nursery 2020' cohort information feed. To find out more about Tapestry, please see the section below.  

Tapestry Online Learning Journal

Tapestry keeps you in touch with your child’s life in Nursery and it is usually used once your child starts to send you photos and videos of activities that your child is doing at Nursery.

This year, we will be using Tapestry to support your family's transition to Nursery. Using Tapestry, prior to starting, you will receive information and videos that will help you to feel a part of the Salusbury family.

Please click here for more information and you will find videos and guides explaining how Tapestry works for parents and carers.
 
Below is a copy of last year's parent presentation, as well as some guides to support you accessing the app.
 
Don't forget to download the app for easy access to the information. We will contact you once we have organised your access to the app.
Starting Nursery
 
Starting Nursery is an exciting time for everyone and we cannot wait to meet you all. However, we know it can also be quite scary and there may be lots of questions that you have. Below there are some links and documents that will hopefully give you some information and help you feel more reassured.
 
Included below is last year's Welcome to Nursery powerpoint, until we have further information regarding the school reopening, we will not be updating the powerpoint; so please bear in mind that some events and activities may not happen in the same way this year.  
 
Please remember, if you have any questions that are not answered here or in any of the information given, you can contact the school and someone should be able to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
 
How is the current COVID-19 situation affecting new admissions?
Salusbury Primary School is following government guidance which is often updated and therefore subject to change. Until we have confirmation when schools will re-open and how that will look, it is hard for us to plan our usual transition activities, such as meetings, stay and play sessions and home visits. Due to social distancing, even visits to the school to bring in information and return forms is not advised. We will be using our website and email eyfs@salusbury.brent.sch.uk to communicate with our new families. 
 
What is the 30 hour offer?
You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take) if your child is 3 to 4 years old. Your eligibility depends on:
  • if you are working
  • how much you earn
  • your child’s circumstances
  • your nationality
 For more information, please open the Nursery 30hrs Leaflet or visit https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare 
 
My child did not get a place, what happens next?
You should have received a letter with a waiting list form asking you to confirm whether you still want the place. The sooner you complete this form, the sooner you will be added to our waiting list but please be reminded that the final date to return the form is Friday, 1st May 2020.