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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School


St James Nursery opened in September 2019 with places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.


The Nursery (Caterpillars) operates from our new, purpose built facilities, offering a light, airy and spacious learning environment with free flow access to secure, supervised outdoor areas.


We aim to inspire awe and wonder in our little learners. Led by our qualified and experienced Foundation Stage Supervisor, Mrs Enderson, with oversight from our qualified Reception Teachers, Mr Paine and  Mrs MacDonald, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum - a child centred play-based approach to learning.


Children benefit from high staff:child ratios and a caring, nurturing, secure and stimulating environment which recognises the unique talents of every child. Where possible, we take our learning outdoors so children will always need a good pair of wellies!


Opening Hours


The nursery operates from 9am - 3pm on weekdays during school term time.


Families that require longer hours can use our wraparound care which runs before and after school by a quality assured external provider, FISH.  For further details about FISH, please go to our tab on Breakfast Club and After School Club facilities.


To Apply


We are currently considering applications for our Nursery for September 2022.  Parents/Carers have until 1st May 2022 to send in their completed application and we will notify all parents by 13th June 2022 if your child has successfully obtained a place.


To apply, please download, complete and submit an application form. If you require wraparound care, you should contact Daniel Baxter at FISH for further details.  All applications will be processed in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy, a copy of which can be viewed below.


More Information


For more information, please see our nursery information pack and the documents listed below.


Please be aware that if your child attends our Nursery and you decide you no longer require their place, you are required to give us one months notice in writing.  Many thanks