Our school nursery is part of our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit, alongside Reception.

We are open every day in term-time from 9.00-3.15. Morning sessions are 9-12 each day and afternoon sessions are 12.00-3.15. These are our standard hours. However, we have the option to be flexible with our service so please contact the School Office to see if we can help you.

9am to 3.15pm – Free (30 hour entitlement) or charge if not covered by funded hours =£24

9am to 12pm – Free (15 hour entitlement) or charge if not covered by funded hours = £12

12 pm to 3.15 pm – Free (15 hour entitlement) or charge if not covered by funded hours = £12

We offer 15 hours per week of government funded sessions and we also offer extended 30 hour entitlement. We also give you the option to buy extra sessions (if entitlement for 30 hours is not met) at a cost of £4 per hour.

3 & 4 Year old (Universal Entitlement)

All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to the 15 hours Universal Entitlement the term following

their third birthday offering 570 hours a year over no fewer than 38 weeks. This equates

to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.

3 & 4 year olds Extended Entitlement (30 hours)

A child will be entitled to the 15 hours extended funding giving them a total of 30 hours

funding, from the term after their third birthday or the term after the 30 hour code

validity start date, whichever is the latest, and where the child’s parent has a current

confirmation of eligibility from HMRC of a valid 11 digit code beginning with 500. The

offer is for an additional 570 hours a year over no fewer than 38 weeks. This equates to

an additional 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Children may stretch their

entitlement over more than 38 weeks (and up to 52 weeks). We can also help parents with the administration of the 30 hour entitlement process.

All children are given a mid-morning snack free of charge but school lunches do incur a daily fee of £2.00, to be paid on Parent Pay. However, your child also has the option of having a packed lunch from home.

Throughout a child’s time at our Nursery, both formal and informal observations are made on a regular basis, and we actively seek opportunities to assess a child’s progress.  Each member of staff records day to day notes and all of this information is used when adding to or completing records. We also include photographs of children engaged in various activities. Mrs Field has final responsibility for ensuring that all the necessary observations are done and information entered, so that records are complete when shared with parents.

Day in our Nursery

8.50 – 9.00 – Children enter the classroom via the outside door

9.00-9.05 – Register and lunch options

9.05 – 9.10 – Dough Disco – to strengthen fingers

9.10 – 9.25 – Whole Class teaching – Nursery access this at their own level with the support of the classroom teaching assistant

9.25 – 10.15 – Children access provision, including guided activities led by the adults

10.15 – 10.30 – Nursery go to the toilet, wash hands and have their mid-morning snack and milk whilst Reception are in Collective Worship

10.30 – 10.45 – Nursery join the whole school at playtime, under the watchful eye of their own adult

10.45 – 11.05 – Nursery access Pre-Phonics skills with the classroom teaching assistant

11.05 – 11.40 – Children continue to access provision, including guided activities led by the adults

11.40 – 11.50 – Pre-handwriting skills such as Finger Gym, with the classroom teaching assistant

11.50 – 12.00 – Get ready for Lunch

12.00 – 12.50 – Lunch – Taken in the school hall with the rest of the school – With a dedicated adult

12.50 – 12.55 – Afternoon Register (If accessing afternoon sessions only, these would commence at 1.15)

12.55 – 3.00 – Children continue to access provision, including guided activities led by the adults

3.00 – 3.15 – Story time then get ready to go home

We currently provide a PE session every Tuesday afternoon with a qualified Sports Coach and a Forest School session every Wednesday afternoon with a trained Forest School Leader.

If you would like further information about how to apply for a place, please phone the school office on 01564 792766.