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

9.00-9.10 – Register and lunch options

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 use the Outdoor Area 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 – 11.50 – Children continue to access provision,
including guided activities led by the adults

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 

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 Monday afternoon 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.