We have a few spaces remaining for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds for September 2024, so please apply quickly to secure a place.

Hedgehogs

Welcome to Hedgehogs! On our room page, you can find key information about this room, such as the room’s team, information about your child’s key person, and more.

We believe every child is unique and special, and we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where your child can learn, grow and thrive.

We are excited to share news from our room with you on this page. You can find updates on our latest activities, events, and projects. We hope that you will find this page informative and engaging.

Thank you for choosing Hartcliffe Nursery School. We look forward to getting to know you and your child in Hedgehogs.

Classes for 2-Year-Olds

There are two classes for 2-year-olds; Owls and Hedgehogs.

Children can access their Free Early Education Entitlement places at either the beginning or the end of the week as follows.

Hedgehogs

Beginning of the week session times:
Monday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 11:30am
Term time only

End of the week session times:
Wednesday 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Term time only

Owls

Morning Session times:
Monday - Friday 8:15am - 11:15am
Term time only

Afternoon Session times:
Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Term time only

Did You Know?...

Hedgehogs were not always called hedgehogs! Before this, they were called Urchins which led to the naming of Sea Urchins. This is because both animals have spiny bodies and live in similar habitats. Hedgehogs are very good at finding food with their long snouts, even though they have poor eyesight. They use their hearing and smell to locate insects, worms, snails and other tasty treats.

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News and Updates from Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs Update – April 2024 (Term 4 Update)

Hedgehogs Update – April 2024 (Term 4 Update)

Shhhhhh…. Peace at Last! This term we have been exploring the story ‘Peace at last!’ It’s about poor Mr Bear who can’t sleep because of all the different noises in the house at night. We have been learning the repetitive phrases throughout the story and joining in as...

Hedgehogs Update – March 2024 (Term 3 Highlights)

Hedgehogs Update – March 2024 (Term 3 Highlights)

There’s a ‘shark in the park’ in Hedgehog class! In term three our core story has been 'shark in the park'. We have been reading the story together, using props, pictures, and water play to develop play related to this story. We love joining in and repeating the...

Hedgehogs Update – November 2023

Hedgehogs Update – November 2023

Wow! Last term was a very busy one! It’s been so lovely meeting and getting to know our new children and families. Settling into a new environment can be a tricky time for a two-year-old, and we’re super proud of all of you. This term, we are getting to know each...

Welcome to Hedgehogs Room

Welcome to Hedgehogs Room

Welcome to Hedgehogs Room which replaces our Fireflies Room. We felt that renaming this room to Hedgehogs was perfect as hedgehogs have some fantastic attributes and personality traits that we celebrate and will appeal to our children! Hedgehogs Room is one of our two...

Hedgehogs (2 year-olds) Room Team

Charlene

Charlene

Early Years Practitioner

Hollie

Hollie

Early Years Practitioner

Liz

Liz

Early Years Practitioner

Marie

Marie

Early Years Practitioner

Sabrina

Sabrina

SMSA

Serena

Serena

Early Years Practitioner

Vickie

Vickie

Team Leader

Key Information

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Your Key Person

Your child will have a special person to link with when they come to nursery called a key person.

This member of staff will work very closely with you and your child to make sure your child settles well and that we meet their needs.

They will plan carefully for your child’s development and learning and will communicate with you as much as possible.

A lovely learning diary will be made for you and your child to look at regularly and which you will be invited to contribute to with photos, pictures and comments.

We will invite you to come and share this diary at least 3 times a year.

What to Bring

We do lots of messy things at nursery so please don’t send your child in their best clothes!

We do use aprons wherever possible and you can buy centre sweatshirts and polo shirts from us.

  • A spare set of clothes in a bag for your child to be changed into in case of an accident is very helpful and also nappies and wipes as needed.
  • Shoes that are comfortable and that your child can run and jump around in are important.
  • On hot days, please bring a sun hat and put sun lotion on before your child comes to nursery.
Illness

Please don’t bring your child to nursery if:

  • They are unwell with a cold, infection or bug
  • They have been physically sick or had diarrhoea (they must stay home at least 48 hours after the last occurrence).

Please ring us if your child is ill so we can note it down in our records.

We will phone you if your child becomes unwell during the nursery session and ask you or the person you have given as an emergency contact to collect as soon as possible.

Medicines

Please tell us about any prescribed medicines, drugs, health, diet or allergies that your child may have.

We can only give medicines to children if they are prescribed.

Trips and Visits Out of Nursery

We aim to offer the children the opportunity to visit interesting places in the local area throughout the year and especially when the weather is better in Spring and Summer.

We will ask you to accompany on these visits as it really helps us but also supports you and your children learning together.

Meals and Snacks

All children will have a snack time with their key person where they will be offered fruit and milk or water.

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