Syresham School Nursery

Syresham School Nursery opened its doors in September 2016 when the school took over the running of the local Pre-School. The Nursery operates within the school hall running on a sessional basis, taking children from 2 to 4 years of age. We are proud of the care that we provide for the children in our nursery, enabling them to feel safe and secure within the setting.

About Us

The Nursery is led and managed by a highly trained team of staff. The Headteacher, who specialises in the Early Years, manages the Nursery and is supported by the Deputy Manager who is also the Reception class teacher. This team overseas the planning and organisation of the Nursery while the Playroom Leader and her team run the daily sessions. Staff have close relationships with all of the children in the settings, with children assigned a Key Worker following their settling in sessions. Our staff to pupil ration for 2 year olds is 1:4 and for children aged 3 and above it is 1:8.

Kate Clough Syresham

Kate Clough
Manager

Christie Nikel
Deputy Manager

Melanie Bailey
Playroom Leader

Sam Burgess
Key Worker

Nicky Braker
Key Worker

Our Way

We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children feel happy and secure. We pride ourselves with the strong relationships that are held between the children, parents and staff

As the children progress through Nursery they become more independent as we prepare them for life in the main school. All children have the opportunity to take part in an adult focussed session each day, with phonics, handwriting and number skills being a focus during the week.

The hall is well planned and laid out to ensure that all areas of the curriculum are covered and provide a rich environment for the children to grow and learn. An outdoor courtyard provides free flow for the children to independently continue their learning outside with further gardens, climbing frames, orchard and playground that allow further outdoor space for the children to explore. Our 3 and 4 year olds have the opportunity to work and play in the man Reception classroom as preparation for their transition to school.

Early Years Foundation Stage

As the children progress through Nursery they become more independent as we prepare them for life in the main school. All children have the opportunity to take part in an adult focussed session each session, with phonics, handwriting and number skills being a focus during the weekly sessions.

The Learning Environment

The hall is well planned and set up to ensure that all areas of the curriculum are covered and provide a rich environment for the children to grow and learn. Outdoor gardens, climbing frames, orchard and playground provide the children with a variety of continuity of learning opportunities in our outside spaces. Our 3 and 4 year olds have the opportunity to work and play in the man Reception classroom as preparation for their transition to school.

Key Workers

All sessions are child led, with Key workers planning activities that interest the children and that build upon prior knowledge and understanding. All children learn and progress at different rates so our weekly planning sessions allow for learning to be personalised to each individual child. Children are allowed free flow around the Nursery room, with adult focussed activities planned on a daily basis. We use an online assessment tool that allows staff to record all aspect of individual child development and learning. Parents have a login to the site so that they can keep track on their child’s development and add their own comments and observations. Parents evening are held twice a year with your child’s Key worker, with all children receiving an end of year report in the July.

Sessions

We currently provide 15 hours of childcare per week, Monday to Thursday, with an additional 30 minute lunch club offered on each day for 3 and 4 year olds. Morning sessions allow parents with older siblings in the school to drop them off before Nursery starts with both school and Nursery ending at 3.30.

Session

Days & Times

Mon

Session 1 – 8.50 – 11.50

Lunch Club – 11.50 – 12.30pm

Session 2 – 12.30 – 3.30pm

Tues

Lunch Club – 12.00 – 12.30pm

Session 2 – 12.30 – 15.30pm

Weds

Lunch Club – 12.00 – 12.30pm

Session 2 – 12.30 – 15.30pm

Thurs

Session 1 – 8.50 – 11.50am

Lunch Club – 11.50 – 12.30pm

For sesssion fees please see the FYI section below.

FYI

Fees
  • Sessions should be booked for the whole term
  • A minimum of two sessions for 3&4 year olds must be booked in order to comply with the Governments funding rules
  • There is no reduction in fees for planned absence
  • There will be no refund or credit for sessions missed due to illness or other reason
  • Lunch club includes a hot meal – there is no reduction in fee if your child doesn’t want the meal
  • Lunch club cannot be included in the Government funded hours
  • Please refer to our “Conditions of Provision” and the schedule of fees below
Fees for 3&4 year olds:

Morning session = £12.00
Lunch Club = £4.50 includes hot meal
Afternoon session = £12.00

Fees for 2 year olds:

Morning session = £13.50
Afternoon session = £13.50

Lunches

Hot School Meals are provided by the catering company Dolce. Children from 3 years of age are able to stay for lunch, where they join the younger members of the school to eat their meals. Menus are shared with parents at the start of every term, where choices are made and booked by the school.

Term Dates

The nursery is open during term time only. Please see the attached link for term dates.

Links

Term Dates Information

Curriculum

We incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage into our curriculum and consider every activity to be a learning opportunity.

Click here for the Early Year Curriculum

Useful Information

Details of our policies and procedures can be found on the main school website by clicking on the links below.

Links

Policies
Values
Governors

Nursery Documents

Please follow the links below to access Nursery documents or contact the school office for further assistance.

Links

Provisional Registration Form
Nursery opening times
Conditions of Provision
Booking Form for 3&4 year olds
Booking Form for 2 year olds

01280 850269

Syresham Pre School
Nursery Reception

High Street
Syresham
Northamptonshire
NN13 5HL

Contact Us

For all enquiries please use you preferred method of contact and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Syresham School Nursery Enquiry