Beaconside offers full time Nursery provision enabling children to attend from a choice of mornings, afternoons, full days or a range of sessions at times to suit.
At Beaconside Primary & Nursey school we believe that children learn best when they feel loved and secure. We recognise that children learn through play and, as they begin the first chapter of their school journey, they need exciting and interesting environments which address their needs and nurtures a love for learning.
Our Nursery consists of a lovely bright room which is well resourced with a wide range of learning opportunities to foster children’s natural curiosity and promote independence. Our exciting outdoor environment provides children with lots of challenge to encourage physical development and an interest in learning about, and working with nature.
Our experienced and friendly team is led by our Nursery teacher Mrs Suzanne Williams, who, as a fully qualified teacher will provide the children with a range of experiences which can be built on and developed during their time with us. Mrs Williams is supported by Nursery assistants, Mrs Cathy Brindley, Mrs Alison Sherratt, Mrs Claire Phillips and Miss Lucy Phillips.
Children become eligible for our Nursery when they reach their third birthday. For the majority of children they would start with us in the term after they turn three.
Most children complete Nursery between the ages of 3 and 4 before starting in Reception the following year. However if places and provision allows, we are able to admit children from the start of the term that they are due to have their third birthday. This is known as 'rising threes' - please contact the school office for further information.
We have a morning and an afternoon Nursery at Beaconside and we also offer a number of full time days, wrap around care is also available.
To apply for a place in Nursery please fill in an admissions form available below or from the School Office.
Times of Nursery Sessions:
|Morning:||9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.|
|Afternoon:||12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.|
After School Wrap Around
|3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.|
Our Starting School Programme
Parents/Carers are invited to a New Intake Meeting before your child joins us. During this meeting, the staff will share our Nursery procedures with you and provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions. We will also arrange a home visit and the children will be invited to visit the school for two taster sessions.
Free Hours and Charging
Every 3 year old is eligible for Government funding for 15 hours per week (universal entitlement); this begins the term after your child’s third birthday. Some families qualify for an extended provision of a further 15 hours per week.
To find out if you are eligible please access the link below -
First 15 hours universal entitlement
(5 x 3 hour sessions)
30 hours extended entitlement
|Additional hourly rate||£5.00 per hour|
|After School wrap around||£2.50 per half hour|
The most important people as far as your children are concerned are our staff, who are all dedicated and caring, with a wealth of experience. Our Nursery is led by a qualified teacher who works alongside qualified Nursery Assistants. All staff have a paediatric first aid qualification, and additional training is available for all staff to continue their professional development, keep up with new initiatives and to consolidate their areas of expertise.
|Mrs Suzanne Williams||Nursery Teacher|
|Mrs Cathy Brindley||Nursery Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Alison Sherratt||Nursery Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Claire Phillips||Nursery Teaching Assistant|
|Miss Lucy Phillips||Nursery Apprentice|
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