Eric Carle Nursery class 2018 - 2019

Ms Kidner

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 62 languages

Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?

I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

What you need to know:


Appropriate Clothing

Label all clothes


  • Warm waterproof coat for being outdoors
  • Wellies
  • Spare clothes on the peg


Key Person

Your child has been allocated a key person. This is the person who is the first point of contact regarding your child’s wellbeing and learning.

You will meet with your child’s key person for a learning review once per term.



Caterpillars (2-3 Yr old)

Morning Session starts at 8:45

Morning Session ends at 11:40 (pick up at 11:45 at the latest)

Afternoon Session starts at 12:45

Afternoon session ends at 15:45


Butterflies (3-4 Yr old)

Morning session starts at 9:00

Afternoon session ends at 15:15

Block 1 ( Monday to Wednesday morning) Children to be picked up at 11:35 at the latest on Wednesday morning.

Block 2 (Wednesday aftertoon to Friday) Children to be dropped off at 12:45 on Wednesday afternoon.


Contact details

We are always available to talk at the beginning and at the end of the day or you can email us at

If you need to contact us during the day, you can call the school office on 020 8800 2362


If your child is being picked up by an adult that we have not met before, please let us know in person or by phone.




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