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Our Nursery

We have spaces for both 30 & 15hr morning, afternoon or all day places. Please contact the school office on 01235 527600 or email office.2598@thameside.vale-academy.org to request an application form or arrange a visit to our Nursery.

Thameside Nursery is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage within the primary school. Children can join our Nursery the term after their third birthday. We offer both funded 15 hours and 30 hours provision.  For more information on Government help with childcare costs and how to apply for 30 hours fund please click on the link.  https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/  To apply for a place please contact the school office to request an application form, these should be returned along with the child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

The current Nursery Staff is made up of our Nursery Teachers Mrs Abdollahi and Miss Polley, Nursery Nurse, Miss Higgins & our Teaching Assistants, Miss Bowers and Mrs Eddy. All the Early Years staff in Nursery and Reception work closely together. Events and visits are usually planned jointly which means children in the Nursery become familiar with the adults they will work with if they go onto the Reception class. The Nursery children also join the rest of the school for some events e.g. World Book Day, Sports Relief.

Please Note: Children who have a place in our nursery do not automatically move into our Reception class. Parents and carers must apply for a reception place for their child through Oxfordshire admissions:

 https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/admissions-infant-and-primary-schools

The Nursery Day

Time 30 hours day 15 hours morning session 15 hours Afternoon session
8.30 Morning Session begins Morning Session begins  
8.45 Group Time Group Time  
9:00-11 Free Flow/Small group activities Free Flow/Small group activities  
11:00 Snack Snack  
11:15 Group Time Group Time  
11:30 Tidy up/Wash Hands Morning Session Ends  
11:45 Lunch Time   Session begins with Lunch
13:00 Free Flow/Small group activities   Free Flow/Small group activities
14:45 Group Time   Group Time
15:00 Session Ends   Session Ends

NB: For 30 hour sessions there is an additional daily charge of £2.50 to cover the cost of supervision at lunchtime.

Subject to availability, parents/carers can ask for additional paid childcare for the afternoon session. This runs from 11.30 until 3.00pm Please contact the school office for availability and additional information.

Uniform

Children in our Nursery wear school uniform, this helps them feel part of the school and means Nursery children with older siblings in the school are dressed the same. Information about uniform is available here  Nursery children do not need PE kit or school shoes.

Please Note: Children who have a place in our nursery do not automatically move into our Reception class. Parents and carers must apply for a reception place for their child through Oxfordshire admissions:

 https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/admissions-infant-and-primary-schools

 

Address

Thameside Primary School
Cotman Close
Abingdon
OX14 5NL

Phone

01235 527600

Email

office.2598@thameside.vale-academy.org