Our current on-site 40 place school-led Nursery provides excellent care and education for children aged from two years. The Nursery is led by Early Years Practitioner, Claire Honeywill. She works very closely with our Early Years Phase Leader, Tonia Dudley, and our Reception Class teachers Laura Fox and Joanne Illidge, forming our very successful Foundation Stage teaching team. The nursery feeds both the Broadclyst and Westclyst Community Primary Schools.
In September 2019 our brand new Nursery is scheduled to open at the new Westlcyst Primary School site. This will continue to uphold the same high quality care and education opportunities for children from 2 years of age. To register your interest, book a tour or to get in touch please visit our admissions page.
The 2019/20 Nursery Admissions Policy for current in-year admissions is available to download here
The Nursery delivers the first part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is continued through into the Reception class, providing progression matched to each child’s developmental stages from two to five years.
We are an inclusive and innovative school which endeavours to create an environment which fosters a love of learning and offers opportunities for children to work both collaboratively and independently to meet their full potential. Our Nursery strives to provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences to encourage our youngest children to develop their natural curiosity and thinking skills. In this way they will develop the foundations upon which they will continue to build throughout their school career and beyond.
The Nursery sessions run from:
8.00am to 9.00am (3-4 year olds only)
9.00am to 12.00pm (Morning Session)
12.00pm to 3.00pm (Afternoon Session)
3.00pm to 6.00pm (3-4 year olds only)
Children attending the 9.00am session can be dropped off from 8.45am. Children attending a morning session only need to be collected at 12.00pm. Children attending an afternoon session, or all day, need to be collected at 3.00pm, unless they are attending the 3.00 - 6.00pm session.
Lunch times are part of the education of the children as they teach them key social skills. We therefore allow for lunch to be eaten at the end of the morning sessionsor at the beginning of the afternoon session, depending on your child’s session pattern.
Children attending a morning session only can have lunch at 11.30am or you may prefer your child to eat at home with you. Children attending an afternoon session only can have lunch when they arrive at 12.00pm. We offer nursery children the chance to become part of our Dining Club where between one and five lunches per week can be purchased in advance, with a weekly pre-order of your child’s menu choices. The current menu can be viewed on the school website (under the Parents’ tab) and we send out the next term's menu choices at the end of the previous term. Alternatively your child can bring a packed lunch from home.
Our current hourly rates are:
£5.00 per hour for 2 year olds
£4.10 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds
These are charged for hours over and above Early Years Entitlement, Extended Entitlement and 2Gether funding and for non-funded children.
You can check with www.gov.uk to see whether you are eligible to receive help with childcare costs, including the 2Gether scheme for 2 year olds.
HOW TO PAY
Invoices for any unfunded hours are sent out at the beginning of every term. Our preferred method of payment is online, using the Wisepay system, which is accessible via the school’s website. We also accept employer’s childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments.
Further details on how to pay are available by contacting the school office.