Our September new starters

Thank you for choosing Hamstel Nursery!

We would like to warmly welcome all new families and the children who are due to start with us in September.

We hope that the information on this page will answer some of your questions you may have about your child starting Nursery in September.

Transition from Nurseries

We have been talking to all the nursery settings to find out a little bit about your child and where they are with their learning.
You should have already received a letter to introduce you to your child’s keyworker and a phone call from them.
These conversations would normally take place at stay and play sessions and during Home Visits, however, due to the current situation we are unable to carry these out before the Summer Holidays.
We are very keen to get to know the children as much as possible and have therefore set up a Facebook page just for parents with children joining us in September. We would love you to share photographs and information about what you have been up to and we will be posting ideas of activities you can do at home in order to prepare them for Nursery. The Nursery keyworkers will be part of this group and will be responding to your posts as a way of getting to know you all before the summer.


We have compiled a list of activities to prepare your child for big school.


BBC Resources: The BBC have put together a range of articles, videos and games to help you prepare you child for starting school.

YouTube stories: Enjoy listening to stories every day.

RWInc: Parents guide to understanding phonics