Welcome to Otter's Holt
Hello, I am Otto the class Otter. I would like to introduce you to some
special people who are here to look after you.
Nicky is our Childcare Supervisor and a Key Carer
Our other Key Carers in Otters are: Vanessa, Michelle, Katy and Louise
Otto the Otter
Otto loves to go on adventures and share special memories with the children from Otter's Holt. Otto has already been on lots of trips and he loves to come back and tell the other children where he has been! Otto packs his bag on a Friday (or your child's last session on your chosen week) with his special bedtime story ready to spend the weekend or holidays with your families. If you would like to upload some pictures and tell us all about his stay please add this directly to your child's Tapestry account or alternatively Otto has his own special diary that you are welcome to write in and stick pictures of his adventures. We will then share his stories with the class. If you would like to take Otto home for the weekend or holiday, please speak to a member of the Otters staff to check availability.
Each week we encourage the children to take part in Playdough to Music sessions.
These sessions are run by Charlotte and are a fun way of building and developing the children's hand muscles in preparation for early writing skills.
What have we been cooking?
Every week we will be cooking something that we can try with our family and our friends at nursery. We will usually choose something that we can cook which can be linked with our story and role play area. If you would like any of the recipes that we have used, please come and speak to a member of staff. Here are some photos of the children cooking their tasty treats.
Here are some of the tasty things that we have made...
Letters and Sounds
The children are taking part in regular listening and attention activities.
These are based on phase one letters and sounds and are planned for and delivered by Vanesssa.
We try to cover as many celebrations and festivals as we can in Otters Holt.
Michelle plans lots of fun activities throughout the year.
Reading and Maths Cafe's
We hold regular Reading and Maths Cafe's throughout the year.
Parents and Carers are invited to join us for stories and activities in Otters Holt.
Look out for our newsletters which will let you know what your children are learning about whilst they are in
Otters. You will also find out where Otto has stayed.
Could we please request that children do not bring sweets and chocolate bars to school in their packed lunches. We are part of a healthy Schools scheme and this forms part of our healthy eating policy.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions or queries.