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A piece from a former parent...

Sir James Knott Mams article

Sir James Knott Nursery school is a great place for parents as well as children to make good and long lasting friendships.  When we moved back to the North East (after 20 years of living in the North West) we didn’t know anyone apart from our family and were worried about how our four year old daughter would settle.  As soon as I stepped into the classroom at Sir James Knott and met the staff my concerns were immediately alleviated.  The children were singing their welcome song and then went straight in to a  fun number game using pom poms.  My daughter and I had a brilliant afternoon playing games, reading stories, singing songs, and of course playing in the fantastic playground with magnificent views of the Tyne.  The next morning Rosie ran into nursery and didn’t look back.  I was rather disappointed not to be going with her to join in the fun!

Just by chatting to people at drop off and pick-ups I met a wonderful group of parents who have now become good friends. In the summer months we would scoot down to the beach after nursery for a picnic and fun and games on the sand and some paddling in the water for those brave enough!  In September the group of  6 children went to four different primary schools.  We organized regular play dates after school and in the school holidays so that the children could keep in touch as they always enjoyed playing together.  As parents we also felt that it was important for the children to have some friends outside of school too.    We have had a number of  nights out for the Mams and are looking forward to a group night out with partners in the summer.  I would highly recommend Sir James Knott nursery school.  The staff and parents are warm and friendly and the children have a lot of fun and adventures on their learning journey which prepares them well for the transition to school.

Alison Smith (Rosie’s Mum)