Nursery

At The Blue Coat School, we welcome children aged 3 years to our Nursery. Your child will be taught by a Qualified Teacher in a class of 20, supported by a qualified Early Years Teaching Assistant. In addition they will receive specialist teaching from the Prep Prep Music Teacher, Forest School Accredited Outdoor Teaching Staff and members of the Sports Department.

ENTRY

Entry is from the September following your child’s 3 rd birthday. Children are expected to be toilet-trained before they join the Nursery. There is a part-time option of five mornings a week initially, moving to full-time during the final term in preparation for life in Reception.

SESSIONS

For children beginning on a part-time basis, sessions will be set for the term. Parents will have the opportunity to change to full-time for the following term. The core day is 8.30am to 3.30pm. Children doing a morning session will leave at 1.10pm following lunch. Before and After School Care is offered at an additional charge. Please refer to our schedule of Fees and Charges for further information.

SCHOOL LIFE

Our Nursery children like to join in with whole school events and use the school facilities where ever possible!

ROUTINES

The children have a morning snack and a hot lunch is served in the Nursery Dining Room. We have a simplified version of the school lunches. A wide range of diets are catered for, please talk to us about your child’s requirements.

NURSERY PLACES

Places for our Nursery fill very quickly and we advise you to register not long after your child has been born. Priority is given to siblings of current pupils if they have registered within the first 3 months of birth. Places are allocated approximately one year in advance of entry. Parents and children are invited in to meet with the Head or Deputy Head of Pre-Prep before a formal offer is made.