We are currently allocating places in our nursery for September.

If you child turns three before the 31st August 2024 and you are interested in a nursery place please contact our school office for further details.

Joining our Nursery is the the start of your child’s educational journey with us.  It is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, a distinct stage of education for children from the ages of 3 to 5.  

Within our school the Early Years Key Stage comprises of two phases; Lower EY (Nursery) and Upper EY (Reception).  Our children follow a curriculum that places learning and personal development firmly within the context of play, practical activity and experiential learning. 

From the term after their third birthday all children are entitled to a funded 15 hours nursery place.  In our Nursery we have places for 78 children and operate a selection of 15-hour attendance options. 

  • Option A – Daily morning session 8.40am – 11.40am
  • Option B – Daily afternoon session 12.15pm – 3.15pm
  • Option C – Monday and Tuesday: 9.00am – 3.00pm and Wednesday: 8.40am – 11.40am
  • Option D – Wednesday: 12.15pm – 3.15pm and Thursday and Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Please be aware that there are limited places in each option and that whilst we will endeavour to meet all preferences, this cannot be guaranteed.

We work in partnership with Ryandale Playgroup, a private onsite Early Years provider who care for children aged 2-5 years.  They are able to offer the additional 15 hours to those families eligible for 30 hours free childcare under government arrangements.  Full details of this benefit can be obtained from https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

If you are interested in joining our Barley Fields Family and would like to come and view the school and meet the staff – please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 01642 767051

Please see the links below for further information about our Nursery admissions procedure and a copy of our Nursery application form. 

Nursery Admissions Policy
Entry to Nursery Admission Arrangements - A Guide for Parents
Nursery Application Form
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