St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery

We love to learn in Jesus, In Jesus we learn to love

Wickhay, Basildon, Essex SS15 5AF

01268 524263

Nursery Manager: Miss Roel

If you have any questions you can email me at:


Friday 7th January

Happy New Years! 

It's been great to see the children in Nursery after the Christmas break. The children have settled quickly back into their nursery routine and we have enjoyed hearing all about their Christmas adventures. There is still time to add any photos onto Tapestry. 

We are starting 'Focus' weeks again from Monday 10th January, please look on Tapestry for the date of your child's 'Focus' week. 

Messy Play sessions 2022 

If you know of any children who will be turning 4 years of age between September 2022 and August 2023, They are welcome to attend our 2022 Messy Play sessions. Please see flyer for more information. 

Friday 17th December 

We have had a very busy week in nursery! The children enjoyed their party on Tuesday and today we have had a visit from Father Christmas! 

Thank you to everyone for your cards, presents and Christmas wishes, we very much appreciate it. We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas and we will look forward to seeing you on Thursday 6th January. 

Miss Roel, Mrs Ager, Mrs Miles, Mrs Mary, Miss Joseph, Mrs Igbinovia, Mrs Morton and

Miss Dorrington  

Friday 10th December 

Church visit  

Our visit to Holy Trinity Church to share the Christmas story with our families and Fr Sabu. Thank you to everyone who came.  

Friday 3rd December

Fun in the outside area

The children have had fun exploring the outside area. They made an assault course using the large construction blocks and a game using quoits and cones. The children have been enhancing their fine and gross motor skills, in addition to developing their problem solving knowledge as well as working alongside their peers. 

Advent bag 

The children are enjoying bringing the advent bag home to share with their families.

Please do not forget to upload a photo and prayer to your child's Tapestry account, so that we can share it in nursery. 


Dear Parents

Due to Covid restrictions there will not be a whole school Christmas performance this year and all classes will be sining a song in their year groups.

The children will be going to visit the Church on Wednesday 8th December and we would like Parents to come and join us for this special celebration. During this visit Fr Sabu will read the 'First Christmas' story to the children and the children will sing a special song to you.
We would be grateful if the children could come dressed as a character from the Christmas story ie Mary, Joseph, King, shepherd, Angel, Donkey etc.

Please can I remind parents that we require you to respect the following guidelines:
* Masks to be worn
* Social distancing to be observed in the church. Please only sit in your family groups.
* No videoing or photos allowed. (There will be a special time for you to take a photo.)

10.50am: Ducklings and AM 15 hours
1.50am: Wagtails and PM 15 hours

We would be grateful if one parent could meet us at the school to help escort the children to the church. Please can you respond to this message, if you are able to attend this event.

Many thanks for your continuing support.

Miss Roel

Friday 26th November


Today the children enjoyed a fantastic day celebrating 'Children in need'. Here is a section of photos of the children decorating their biscuits, taking part in the dancing competition and penalty shoot out.

The children looked wonderful in their yellow, spotty or Pudsey clothing. 

Thank you to everyone for supporting this wonderful charity. 

Friday 19th November

This weeks multi skills session.

The children are enjoying this weekly activity, with the Chelsea coaches. 

12th November 21 

Remembrance Day is an important date in the calendar and it is very important for children to learn a little about its meaning, even at an early age.

This type of learning is a very important part of our Personal, Social and Emotional Development and our British Values curriculum as well as helping the children to have a better knowledge and understanding of the world and important events in history.

This two-minute BBC children’s animation is a gentle introduction to Remembrance Day. It follows a rabbit playing in a meadow that gradually becomes a First World War battlefield and emotes the feelings of war rather than visually depicting it.


Fun in the mud kitchen! 

The children in the nursery, enjoy exploring our mud kitchen. The open-ended nature of mud play encourages creative thinking and allows children to freely create without fear of making mistakes. It also develops children's self confidence and sense of self. 

If you have any old pots, pans and utensils, we would gratefully receive them for our kitchen! 


21st October 21 

Prayer time in the nursery 

15th October 21

Play dough 

The children enjoy exploring the play dough stations within the nursery.

Here are the benefits of playing with play dough...

  • It develops fine motor skills. 
  • It's calming for children. 
  • It encourages creativity. 
  • It develops hand-eye coordination. 
  • It improves social skills. 
  • It supports literacy, numeracy and science concepts. 
  • It promotes play.  

Below is a simple recipe you can use to make play dough. If you make your own play dough, please add photos to your child's tapestry account. 

8th October 2021  - Multi skills 

The children enjoyed their first multi skills session lead by  Mr Townsend from Chelsea football club. The children enjoyed balancing the quoits on their heads. 

The children will have the opportunity to join in with this session every Friday. Please ensure children are wearing sensible shoes and no earrings. 

5th October 21

Hello from around the world display... 

This week the nursery children will be bringing home a plain piece of paper. We would like them to decorate it with how you say 'hello' in your home language. The display celebrates the wonderful languages our families speak and allows the children to feel a sense of belonging. 

Below are some examples. 

Friday 24th September 2021


The children have settled really well into their daily nursery routines. New friendships are developing and the children have enjoyed exploring all of the nursery resources inside and out! 



Please can you send us a family photo via your child's Tapestry account. We would like to add these photos to 'Our family' display boards in each of the rooms.  

Thank you 


 Week beginning 13th September 2021

Look how busy we have been during our first week in Nursery! 


All families should have received their enrolment email for their child's account. If you have not, please email Miss Roel at and she will look into this for you. 


Nursery Staff 2020

30 hours eligibility code


  • You must reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months.
  • If you don’t reconfirm the code, your child will lose their 30 hours nursery place at St Anne Line Catholic Nursery. 


How to reconfirm

  1. You will get a text and/or email 4 weeks before your reconfirmation deadline. This will prompt you to log into your Childcare Service account.
  2. In the account you must go to 'secure messages'. You can access this section at any time. The section on reconfirmation will inform you of your reconfirmation date.
  3. You can reconfirm your eligibility up to 4 weeks before your reconfirmation date.


The reconfirmation process may differ for some parents.

Such as if:

  • your circumstances haven't changed you will need to tick a box to confirm this. You will not receive a new code but the existing one will get extended for 3 more months
  • your circumstances have changed you must amend and resubmit your details
  • you completed your original application over the phone. You will need to phone the Customer Interaction Centre to reconfirm your eligibility.
  • you currently have a temporary code (these start with 11) you must complete a new application. You must do this through your childcare service account to get a permanent code. 

If you have any problems with your code please contact the school asap.  

Many thanks

Miss Roel