Nursery Admissions

At Earley St Peters Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework making sure your child has the best start to their education as possible. We aim to provide an experience that will not only be very valuable but full of enjoyment at this very special time in your Child’s life.
If you wish to apply for a place in the Nursery, please download the appropriate form and return to the school office.  Please read the admissions policy so that you know which term your child is eligible to start and the closing date for applications.
 
If your child was born between 1st September 2013 - 31st December 2013, you can apply for a place to start in January 2017.
 

If your child was born between 1st January 2014 - 31st March 2014, you can apply for a place to start in April 2017.

EYFS - This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Choosing and starting Nursery can be a very anxious time for parents as well as children! We offer open days, stay and play sessions and home visits even before your child starts with us.

The Nursery is run by a qualified Teacher, a Nursery Nurse and a Teaching Assistant. We have up to 26 children in each session.

In our nursery Mrs Macdonald is the class teacher Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Counihan teaches on Thursday. We have a nursery nurse Mrs Smith and Miss Yad and a nursery assistant Mrs Datlen.

We play inside and outside nursery everyday - it is important to bring clothes suitable for outdoor play so the children can explore and learn following their interests whatever the weather! Make sure you have a pair of wellies to leave in your box at Nursery.

We have lots of first hand experiences and exploratory play too.  This can be messy at times!!! 

Sometimes we might mix sand and water to see what happens, we might make mud pies or dig to the bottom of the sand pit to find treasure. We might use our senses to explore changes in materials - what happens when I put layers and layers of paint on top of one another, how does it change?  We are learning valuable early concepts, skills and attitudes - but we might also make a mess at the same time. 

At the moment it is the process of creating things that is most important - not the end product. We won’t be coming home with pretty recognisable art work we are learning the skills needed.

Remember - dress for mess!