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We welcome you and your child to our Nursery. We are always happy to talk to you when you drop off or pick up your child or we can be contacted on 01494 771474.  Mrs Nicola Kent is our Headteacher and Miss Mollie Short is our Nursery Teacher supported by our Keyworkers.


We offer Nursery places for children starting the term after their third birthday. Each child is offered a maximum of five, three hour funded sessions per week.  Additional nursery sessions may also be available at an extra cost of £12.60 per session.  


A child can do either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions to access their 15 fully funded hours.  We do also offer some 30 hour funded sessions.  


Our Session Times

Morning sessions 9.00am-12.00pm Monday - Friday
Afternoon Sessions 12.10pm-3.10pm Monday-Friday
Whole Day session 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday

The Nursery children wear a uniform, however, it is not obligatory for you to purchase one.
The uniform consists of a red sweatshirt/cardigan a white shirt/polo shirt, grey or black trousers/skirt. If your child is still toilet training then black/grey tracksuit bottoms are permissible. Footwear that is manageable for the children to take on and off themselves.

Our uniform are available from - Fast Break Sports  29 High St, Chesham HP5 1BW

Snack Time
We provide a rolling snack during the sessions. We encourage the children to select from a choice of seasonal fruit or vegetables. We also ask parents to contribute crackers/breadsticks/dried fruit to add variety to the snack selection. Milk or water is also offered.



Nursery Children will do PE on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons, if your child attends either or both of these sessions please send them to school in suitable clothing on those days. 

Lunchtime Meals
Children who attend for a full day will need to bring in a packed lunch from home. 

We understand that not all the children who attend the Nursery are able to manage their own personal toileting, we are happy to work with you and your child to manage this important stage at a pace they can cope with.

Safeguarding and Welfare
The safeguarding and welfare requirements of all children is our main priority.

  • We ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children; our Key People are trained and qualified to lead Nursery groups.
  • We promote good health by encouraging a choice of healthy food and teaching good hygiene practice.
  • We help your child to manage their behaviour in a consistent manner and will work in partnership with you.
  • We maintain records, policies and procedures.
  • We will discuss your child's progress on a regular basis.
  • We are always willing to arrange a convenient time to talk with you.


Our Aims

  • To make the first experiences of education exciting and rewarding
  • To make the transition from home to school happy
  • To encourage positive attitudes for a lifetime of learning


To facilitate this we will:

  • Arrange home visits for all children in the term before they join us to foster close links between home and school
  • Invite all children to visit the nursery to gain some familiarity with the environment, meet their Key Person and their new friends.
  • Arrange for the Headteacher or Nursery Teacher and the Key Person to spend time with the parents and carers to share information during their child's visit
  • Ensure all trained practitioners in the nursery team meet regularly to plan indoor and outdoor activities, share information and discuss progress
  • Provide child centred learning and development which is stimulating and fun for the child, as well as responding to their needs and previous experiences
  • Help our child recognise and learn the social expectations of their new environment
  • Work closely with the Reception class, especially in the term prior to the children moving into the Reception year


Please contact us if you would like to arrange a time for you and your child to have a tour of our Nursery.



See Below for Nursery Term Dates.

Please read our Nursery Information letter

NURSERY - Academic Year 2018/2019


Autumn Term Starts                                          Thursday 6th September 2018
Half-Term Holiday Monday 22nd to Tuesday 30th October 2018
Autumn Term Ends Tuesday 18th December 2018
Spring Term Starts Monday 7th January 2019
Half-Term Holiday Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019
Spring Term Ends Friday 5th April 2019
Summer Term Starts Wednesday 24th April 2019
Half-Term Holiday Friday 24th May to Friday 31st May 2019
Summer Term Ends Wednesday 24th July 2019
Inset Day Monday 29th October
Inset Day Friday 24th May
Inset Day Friday 12th July

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