Admission to Nursery
At Stifford Clays Primary School, we offer nursery provision for children aged two to four. Our provision is split into two groups: Seedlings (2 to 3 year olds) and Saplings (3 to 4 year olds).
The times and costs of our sessions are as follows.
Morning session – 8.30am-11.30am (3-hour session)
Afternoon session – 12.30pm-3.30pm (3-hour session)
All day session – 8.30am-3.30pm (7 hours)
The cost per 3-hour session, morning or afternoon is £16.20
The cost of an all-day session is £37.80. This includes the one hour lunch session from 11.30am-12.30pm. If you wish to purchase a school lunch for your child, this will cost an additional £2.30. Alternatively, you can provide your child with a home packed lunch.
We currently have availability in Seedlings for September 2023. This group is for children whose birthday falls between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.
Children in our Seedlings group are able to attend either morning or afternoon sessions, or full days. They will need to do the minimum of two sessions per week. e.g. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, OR Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons OR Thursday and Friday all day. There are no restrictions on full days as long as you choose a minimum of 2 days per week. However, you cannot mix some mornings and some afternoons.
If you are interested in a space for your child, please apply by completing our nursery application form:
Nursery Admissions form. Alternatively, we have copies in our school office. Please call us on 01375 373866 to collect a form.
Children in our Saplings group are able to attend either ALL five mornings or ALL five afternoons each week, or attend ALL day every day.
If you are interested in a space for your child, please apply by completing our nursery application form: Nursery Application Form. Alternatively, we have copies in our school office. Please call us on 01375 373866 to collect a form.
If you require any further information, please call our school office 01375 373866.
Mrs Roberts – Nursery Teacher (Saplings)
Mrs Webb- Lead Practitioner (Seedlings)
Mrs Allen- Nursery Admissions Officer (Office)
Seedlings class is for 2 and 3 year olds
Saplings class is for 3 and 4 year olds
Both are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the first Key Stage in Primary School and is taught from birth to 5 years old. The nursery curriculum is planned in accordance with the guidelines set out in the national EYFS document provided by the government. Children learn how to spend time away from parents, how to share toys, be part of a group, to wait their turn, to develop at their own pace and learn independently.
Settling sessions are an opportunity for your child to get used to nursery and get familiar with their surroundings before starting on their own. Children joining Saplings class have two settling sessions before starting Nursery. However, children joining Seedlings class have three. Parents/Carers and children stay for one hour on each of their settling in visits. This gives you time to look around the nursery and spend time playing and getting to know the new environment. Some children may benefit from extra settling sessions. This will be decided on an individual basis in discussion with parents. If you pay for your sessions, settles are free.
- White shirt or top
- Navy jogging bottoms, leggings, trousers, skirt or dress
- Navy sweat shirt, jumper or cardigan
- Any trainers or shoes (Velcro straps on shoes are best, no laces if possible)
- Any sort of coat
- Wellington boots are useful to keep in nursery in case we have had bad weather and still want to explore outside
- Spare clothes are essential if we get messy during a painting lesson etc.