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Nursery - Mrs Tickle 2023 - 2024

Mrs Tickle



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Welcome to St Gerard's Nursery School

"Our Nursery is a place of learning within a loving and Christian community. We achieve this through our mission statement: "Guided by God, St Gerard's is an inspiring and aspirational community where we learn to love, hope, dream and achieve. All staff, children, governors and  parents contribute to school life and share in its growth and well being."


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A huge welcome to our Nursery Class at St Gerard's Catholic Primary and Nursery School.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Mrs Tickle  and I am the EYFS Lead and  Nursery Class teacher here at St Gerard's .I have been teaching for many years  and we are accompianed all week by our classroom assistant Mrs Nicholls.



Meet Our Nursery Team

Mrs E. Tickle

(EYFS Lead and Nursery Class Teacher)



Mrs S. Nicholls

(Teaching Assistant)


Our Nursery Environment

In our Nursery, happiness is key. We provide a very warm and friendly approach, thus enabling your child to feel  happy and settled within our classroom setting. 

We provide a wealth of activities and opportunities for your child both inside and outside of our classroom. We are fortunate to have a well resourced outside space, for our children to develop their learning through play.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming environment, where children can learn, be happy and play. Everyday the team ensure that the classroom is equipped with exciting learning opportunities for all children regardless of their age, stage of development or special educational need. 



Home learning activities will be both practical and enjoyable, that a parent can carry out with their child, to support their learning and develop their skills.  It will always be closely linked to our curriculum and will be clearly explained in the weekly home/school letter.   This provides an opportunity for parents to work in partnership with school and their child, to help them by carrying out fun, practical tasks that have been planned for that week.

They will be linked to different areas of the curriculum and may be evidenced  through photographs via Class Dojo, should you the parent choose to do so.








Our School Day

Our Nursery has its own highly secured entrance gate separate to the main school. This allows access to the EYFS outdoor play area as well as the Nursery classroom.


Our classroom door is open each morning at 8:40am and our sessions work as follows:

Morning session    08:40 am - 11:45am

Afternoon session 12:15pm - 3:15pm

Part time children come to school for 15 hours a week, which equates to 5 morning  or 5 afternoon sessions.

Full time children come to school each day and undertake 30 hours per week.



Our PE session is every Wednesday morning.

Your child must wear either the school PE kit and trainers, or plain black joggers/leggings, plain white t-shirt, plain black hoodie and trainers.



Each day your child needs a refillable water bottle and a waterproof coat with them in school.



School UniformColorful hangers on cloth rail — Stock Photo © madgooch #80138584

We kindly ask that your child wears a uniform in our Nursery . There are many posiitives to this as well as saving your child's own clothes. Our reasons include the following;

- The children are all equal when dressed the same

-  When putting the uniform on, it is helping yor child to prepare for school. They know where they will be going and what to expect. They associate the outfit with school life. This greatly helps their settling in process.

- The children gain a sense of belonging, in the family of St Gerard's and share the same beliefs and values.


Class Dojo System

Class Dojo – Zaytouna Primary School

Your child will be given a Class Dojo character of their own.  Dojo points will be given in school for many reasons, including great work, fantastic effort, lovely manners, kindness towards others and so forth. We provide parents with login detail for the Class Dojo App, to enable you to be up to date with progress.

We also use the Clas Dojo system as a great form of communication between parents and teachers. If you have a concern or question, you can always message us  through this system.




Read, Write Inc - Phonics


In Nursery we teach the children ‘Read, Write Inc’. This is a Phonics programme designed to teach the children the sounds and the skills to read. In Nursery we will be focusing on the following sounds in the following order. If you are not sure on how to reinforce this learning at home please ask Mrs Tickle or click on the following document. 



We follow the interests of our children on a weekly basis. To ensure that you are up to date with our learning please check out our school twitter page and search using the hashtag #StGerardsEYFS

Click on the school badge to be taken to our school twitter page

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Contact Us

St Gerard's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6DD

Business Manager: Miss A Fletcher

0151 424 2879

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