At Settle Primary School Nursery we offer flexible sessions allowing parents to choose which sessions suit them and their child.
We offer morning sessions, afternoon sessions or full days as follows:
Morning Session 9am till 12pm
Afternoon sessions 1pm till 3:30pm
Full Day sessions from 9am till 3:30pm
Parents may wish their child to attend mornings, afternoons, full days or a mixture of both. We offer 15 hours of free childcare (5 sessions) for all children and 30 hours free childcare (10 sessions) for those who are eligible, in line with the government scheme. Please see https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information about this.
Sessions must be booked in advance. Before your child begins Nursery you will be given a form on which you can select your preferred sessions. Once your child starts Nursery, additional sessions may be available as long as they are booked in advance but this will depend on numbers and places available.
Each session will include a mixture of child-led and adult directed activities with phonics being part of the morning session daily. We also will have a carpet time, related to the week’s theme and fun physical activities such as Wake up Shake up, Squiggle Wiggle or Dough Disco. The children will have plenty of opportunities for free-flow time where they are able to freely choose what to play with and where, be it indoors or out.
During the afternoons we team up with Reception. Our afternoons are themed, with different activities happening on different days. Currently this is structured as follows:
Tuesday: Topic Tuesday/Woodland Tuesday
Wednesday: French/Woodland Wednesday
Thursday: Baking Betty
Friday: Circle Time/Feelings Friday
Again, there is plenty of time for free-flow indoors and out and in the afternoons Nursery children have the added benefit of being able to access the Reception classroom, and likewise, Reception are able to use the Nursery facilities including the outdoor area. Afternoons always end with a story or singsong before getting ready to go home.
Nursery Lunch Club:
All Nursery children have the option of staying for lunch. Nursery Lunch Club runs from 12pm to 1pm. Please see the Nursery Lunch Club page for further details.
Breakfast Club and After School Club:
Nursery children are also able to attend Breakfast Club from 7:30am and After School Club until 5:30pm. Again, please see the relevant pages for more information.