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New to School

Nursery JAnuary 2021

As a result of COVID-19 all of our usual transition arrangements had had to change this year.

We know it is really important for young children to feel familiar with the setting, the adults and the routine, so we have made a number of different films for you to watch to help with this. Below you will find an introductory video to school from our Headteacher, Miss Cowan. You will also find all the information we think you will need for starting school. If you have any questions after reading and watching all of these things, please do not hesitate to contact our school office, they will direct your call to the correct person.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Welcome to our school from Miss Cowan our headteacher:

Please click on the picture below to watch the video:

 (Please excuse the reference to September, this is the same whether your child started in September or is new to us in January 2021)



We have a closed Facebook site for parents of our children. This site is locked to the general public and members need to tell us who they are before joining the page. We suggest that parents join this page now as it will help with keeping up to date with information, especially is opening arrangements change due to COVID-19. Please ensure you answer the questions in your request, we do not allow anyone onto the site unless they have answered the questions and we have established who they are.

Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

It is really important that you keep you phone number and email address up to date in the school office. If you have a change of number or address, please email: info@bolsover-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk - please tell them your child's name and class, alongside any information that has changed. The 'Friday Note Home' is sent to your email address every Friday it tells you what is happening in the coming weeks.


We use our website a lot and encourage parents to access it on a regular basis.


Once your child is in school we ask for you to download the SeeSaw app to a mobile device. We use this website to show you what your child has learnt each day. We also send message via the SeeSaw app, including the 'Friday Note Home'. 

Start Dates

Children new to our Nursery January 2021

You should have been contacted by Mrs McGowan in our school office to secure a place for your child. Once this has happened you will be asked to call at school for an admission pack for yourself and a Better Bear pack for your child. Once the admission pack is returned our Nursery teacher, Miss Cooper will give you a call to introduce herself and arrange a start date for your child. 

 Preparing for school:

Here are some of the things you will need to do before January:

  • Watch the new to school film with your child.
  • Watch the Open evening film yourself
  • Prepare school uniform - Put name labels in everything including shoes, coats, hats, scarfs, gloves etc. We suggested leggings and tracksuits for children in nursery for ease of toileting. We mainly stick to black, navy, royal blue or grey. Jumpers, cardigans and/or hoodies are all ok. Most children have white, light blue or navy t-shirts. Uniform with school logo on can be sourced from many places. we recommend: https://www.schooltrends.co.uk/uniform/BolsoverInfantNurserySchoolS446DE
  • In hot weather they will need a sun hat and sun cream, in cold weather a hat scarf and gloves (all labelled please).
  • They will need a coat, with a hood and shoes with velcro
  • If you child still has toilet issues or is in nursery and is still in pull ups we ask you to send a change bag to leave in school. Please can you put a few pairs of pants in the bag as we will move to pants very quickly once they are settled.
  • Complete your 'New to school' booklet and return it to school with the white admission package and their birth certificate. 

We are really looking forward to your child starting with us in Nursery in January. 

School Dinners, Start Times and Pick up times etc 

Full time nursery children are able to have school dinners at lunchtime or bring a packed lunch. If they are having school dinners they will need to be paid for. They cost £2.20 a day ( £11 a week)The money can be passed to the teacher on the gate.

All nursery children are dropped off at the nursery gate:

Full time nursery children start at 8.40am and are picked up at 3.10pm

(unless they are doing 4 days then they start at 8am and are collected at 4pm)

Morning Nursery children start at  8.50am and are picked up at 11.45am

Afternoon Nursery children start at  12.15pm and are picked up at 3.15pm

Videos to help with transition:

We have made a short video for you to show your child the setting and introduce the staff.

Please clip on the right video for you:

New to Nursery Introduction (for children)

Please click on the picture below to watch the video:



New to Nursery open evening footage (for parents)

Please click on the picture below to watch the video: