Applying for a place at our Nursery
At Kellington Primary School, we offer up to 30 hours funded places for children from the term after their 3rd birthday.
In our setting, our Nursery children are part of our wider Early Years classroom which comprises Nursery 1, Nursery 2 and Reception aged children - 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
Our Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, whereby all children learn and develop, are kept healthy and safe, and develop a varied range of knowledge and skills. Nursery is the beginning of a child’s journey through school and our curriculum, which is progressive in skill and knowledge, has been carefully designed to enable all children to learn, develop and grow through play.
At Kellington, we aim to provide high expectations for all, ensuring children have the opportunity to develop independent skills in an enabling environment. Our Nursery children have both separate and joint learning opportunities with our Reception children in small group sessions and within our continuous provision. The indoor and outdoor learning environment is exciting, engaging and challenging, and allows children to explore, investigate, safely take risks and solve problems throughout the seven areas of learning.
Our experienced Early Years staff take time to get to know our children and their families, find out what is special to them and strive to engage children in the highest quality teaching in order to maximise success for all, and prepare children for the next phase of their education.
Ahead of starting at Kellington, our Nursery staff will get to know your child and yourselves through offering drop-in sessions and a home visit. This offers wonderful opportunities to build initial relationships, explore their new school setting and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions.
Our Nursery sessions run from 8.45 to 11.45am and from 12.15 to 3.15pm. We offer children the opportunity to stay for lunch for a small fee. This includes the choice of a freshly prepared school dinner, jacket potato or sandwich.
To keep up to date with what your child is learning and to have a sneak peak into their day, staff use the Tapestry app to connect with parents. This allows you to see annotated photographs of your child in action at school and to share their achievements at home with school.
To make an inquiry or to apply for a place at our nursery, please contact the school office on (01977) 661127.
Visits to school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.