Nursery is part of our Early Years (EY) Key stage at Barley Fields, a distinct stage of education that children experience from the ages of 3 to 5 years.  

Within our school it comprises of two sections; Lower EY (Nursery) and Upper EY (Reception).  The EY follows a curriculum that places learning and achievement firmly within the context of play, practical and experiential learning. 

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

We also work in partnership with Ryandale, an onsite Early Years provider to offer an additional 15 hours for those people who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare under new government arrangements.  Full details of this benefit can be obtained from:

Attendance options are as follows:

  • Option A – Daily morning session 8.45am – 11.45am
  • Option B – Daily afternoon session 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Option C – Monday, Tuesday (9.00am – 3.00pm) and Wednesday morning (8.45am-11-45am) or Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm – 3.30pm), Thursday, 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.

Should you wish your child to attend Barley Fields Primary School Nursery, please contact us on 01642 767051 to arrange an appointment to come and view the school and meet the staff.

Please click on the link below for further information about our nursery admissions procedure and a copy of the nursery application form. 

We currently have places available in nursery. Please contact the school office for further details.

Nursery Application and Admission Arrangements
Nursery Application Form
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