We are able to offer parents childcare provision for either 15 or 30 hours each week during term time across a number of options. In addition, there will be an option for children to stay for lunch and to access some wraparound provision for additional costs.

Nursery Options

Option 1

  • 15 hours
  • 5 Morning Sessions

Option 2

  • 15 hours
  • 5 Afternoon Sessions

Option 3

  • 15 hours
  • 2.5 Days- Monday, Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning

Option 4

  • 15 hours
  • 2.5 Days- Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday all day

Option 5

  • 30 Hours
  • Full time

Nursery Hours Entitlement

All children aged 3-4 are entitled to 15 hours free Nursery provision in school term time from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday. Some children may now be entitled to 30 free hours, if parents meet the Government’s eligibility criteria. Please note, this does not mean we will be able to automatically offer your child a place to start with us the term after their third birthday.

You can find out more information about eligibility for 30 hours by visiting the Stockton Information Directory for Families and check your eligibility using the Government’s Childcare Calculator.

Applying for a Nursery Place

To apply for a Nursery place simply download and complete our Nursery Application Form. A copy of this is also available from the school office.

Our Nursery Admissions policy can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Learning and Development in Nursery

In Nursery, children learn through child-initiated play and some teacher-led activities. All the activities in Nursery, including those children access independently, are carefully planned to help children learn new skills and discover more about the world.

In September 2021, the new Early Years framework was introduced. Learning activities will be based around supporting your child’s development across the 7 areas of the Early Years curriculum:

· Personal, Social and Emotional Development

· Communication and Language

· Physical Development

· Literacy

· Mathematics

· Understanding the World

· Expressive Arts and Design

Each term, learning is centred around a particular topic, however, sometimes we decide to structure learning activities around children’s interests. When your child starts with us, you will have access to our online learning platform, eSchools, which will keep you up to date with our topics and what your child will be learning at school, as well as key information and events.

Outdoor Play

Outdoor learning is a key aspect of our teaching in Nursery. Children will have the opportunity to explore our wonderful outdoor area regularly throughout the day. Please ensure children always bring a waterproof coat to school and,  depending on the time of year, items such as gloves, hats, scarves or sun hats.

Nursery Admissions Policy 2024