We have places available and are accepting applications now for this September, so if your child turns 3 before the end of August 2021 please get in touch to find out more about what is on offer at Wallace Road Nursery School.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in our wonderful Nursery School. Our purpose built building offers space for our children to explore and includes open access to a large and exciting garden, which allows our children to have a free flow experience.
Being a Maintained Nursery School we have the same statutory obligation as any other school, including having a Head teacher, teacher, and a Governing Body. What does this mean for you as a parent and for your child? It means that your child has access to highly qualified practitioners committed to not only ensuring your child thrives with their learning, but also their personal development.
We are passionate at supporting children to be confident and secure learners so that they are ready for the next phase of their education journey, and indeed, life! We support our young children with their resilience and relationships so that they are happy and secure to learn and explore the nursery.
We want our Parents and Carers to feel happy and secure in our care and dedication to their child, we want you to feel as happy as your child. We encourage open communication and are passionate at forming positive relationships to ensure we are meeting the needs of every child.
We look forward to welcoming you at Wallace Road Nursery School.
All children following their third birthday qualify to receive 15 hours of free childcare a week. More information can be found here Early Years and Childcare.
As a child centred nursery school we believe in the importance of consistency for children to be feel secure and part of the nursery in order to learn, as such we offer the 15 hours across either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions;
Morning Session – 8.45am to 11.45am
Afternoon Session – 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Families who qualify for 30 hours funding can apply to stay all day, attending both the morning and afternoon sessions. See if you qualify here 30 hours free childcare.
There is a small charge of £5 to cover the staffing for the lunch period; a packed lunch needs to be provided. If you would prefer to take your child home for lunch, this is absolutely fine and then there is no charge.
Also for those families who don’t qualify for 30 hours, there is also an option to pay to attend the whole day. The cost of the extra three hours, plus lunch cover is £17 a day.
Looking for longer days?
Not a problem, to extend your day further you can take advantage of the out of school club offered by Oscars, run on the site of Kingsley Primary School. Oscars has been providing childcare since October 2002 and are able to offer spaces before and after school. Oscars are able to bring your children to school after breakfast club, and collect at the end of the day.
Combining the support offered by both Wallace Road Nursery School and Oscars you can get the best of both worlds; Ofsted rated outstanding provision through the expertise of a maintained nursery school during school hours and breakfast and after school club giving a full day of childcare for working parents.
“Staff create a safe and welcoming environment for children. Children’s first experience of school is positive so that children feel secure and want to come to school each day.”
“Children know that staff are helpful and will assist them where needed.”
“Children are well behaved and cooperate as they paint or add water to sand to see what will happen. Staff encourage children to be polite and to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ at appropriate times.”
“As a result of staff’s good teaching of language, children make strong progress in their speaking skills. They begin to catch up and become more confident in communicating with each other and with adults.”
We are very proud to be able to call ourselves an Ofsted outstanding rated school.
February 2019 Ofsted report can be found here: Ofsted Report 2019