We have a nursery setting at St Mary’s offering 15 hours of free childcare. This is 3 hours each morning from 8.45-11.45, Monday – Friday.
30 hours of free childcare is offered in partnership with Farlea Childcare, who operate out of our nursery classroom each afternoon. 15 hours is offered by St Mary’s each morning with the additional 15 hours by Farlea Childcare.
Our nursery class is staffed by one qualified teacher, senior nursery nurse and nursery nurse.
Pupils are admitted to Nursery in the September following their third birthday.
Times and dates for applications are detailed below – but do ring the school office for advice if you’re not sure about anything.
September 2019 intake.
Applications should be made between 16th January 2019 and 31st March 2019. Places will be offered on 30th April 2019.
Applications can be downloaded here from 16th January 2019.
Parents who are considering sending their child or children to St Mary’s Catholic Nursery can contact Mrs Yates, the School Bursar, who will explain the admission arrangements.
Parents are encouraged to look round the school and talk to Mr Shingler the Headteacher, before coming to a decision; this can be arranged through the school.
St. Mary's Nursery sets out to provide a stimulating and happy environment, in order that social, emotional and intellectual development of the individual child takes place through a structured play situation.
The children learn to play together, to adjust to each other and to share with each other, under the guidance of trained and caring adults. At a later stage each child is prepared for full-time schooling by developing pre-school skills of pre-reading,
pre-number and pre-writing.
The session for three and four year olds has an emphasis on social play, exploring and experimenting, while gearing up to preparation for entry into full-time schooling.