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Crescent Primary School Nursery


Crescent Primary School has a 78 place Nursery for children aged 3 and 4 before they begin full time school. Children attend the setting for 3 hours a day, either in the morning or afternoon, equating to 15 hours a week. Children are admitted into the Foundation Nursery the term after they are aged 3. 


Birth Month Term Admitted
September - December Spring Term - January
January - March Summer Term - April
April - August Autumn Term - September


The morning session times are: 8:40 am - 11:40 am

The afternoon session times are: 12:20 pm - 3:20 pm


To apply for a place, please contact the school office on 01623 468558. You will be asked to complete an application form (please see the documents section at the bottom of the page) and will be given further information about the admission criteria. For further information, please visit the school's admissions page.



Key Worker Groups

When your child begins in Nursery, they will be assigned a key worker and a group. Each group is led by a member of the nursery team and they will work alongside the class teacher to deliver group sessions and support your child's learning at school. Your child's key worker will communicate with you at the end of each day about your child's day and will pass on any information. If you have any concerns or anything you wish to discuss, please speak to the class teacher or your child's key worker. 





In the Foundation Stage, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and cover the seven areas of learning:


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


At Crescent Primary School, we provide children with a balance of adult led and child led learning. Each week the children take part in sessions which are carefully planned to help them to develop and make good progress. Children will take part in three maths sessions, three literacy sessions and three phonics session, as well as a PE lesson led by an outside provider each week. The indoor and outdoor provision is also carefully planned for and children are supported by staff to continue to develop their thinking and learning during child initiated play. 



Home Learning


We believe it is really important for the parents and school to work together to provide the best possible education for our children. Each week we will send home two books for the children; one book will have no words and is to encourage the children to use the pictures to tell their own story, the other book will be selected by your child for you to read to them. Reading is really important for children's development and will help them to make progress in many different areas.



We also subscribe to Tapestry, an online learning journal which parents and carers can access from home. Through this app, we are able to share your child's learning at school with you. You are then able to add comments to your child's work, as well as add information about what your child has been doing at home. The children love sharing their home learning with their friends and their teachers! Please speak to the class teacher about setting up your Tapestry account.



Our Learning Environment

To see our nursery class in action, please visit Hedgehog's Class page.


Application Form for a Part-Time Place in Nursery

School Awards