Sessions, Fees and Funding
The Nursery runs on a term-time only basis and follows the same term dates as the school.
We are open 5 days a week and can offer before school and after school care which is led by a member of our teaching assistant team.
Our day is divided into the following sessions;
Morning session 08.45 – 11.45
Lunchtime session 11.45 – 13.00
Afternoon session 13.00 – 15.00
Nursery sessions are charged at £4.50 per hour which includes a snack. Fees are invoiced half termly. We can offer 15 and 30 hour funding for eligible children and can also accept childcare vouchers. Please ask if you require more information.
Before school care is available from 07.45 at a cost of £2.50 per day. After school care is available from 15.00 – 16.00, 17.00 or 18.00 at a cost of £4.50 per hour to include a tea time treat prepared in our school kitchen.
A Typical Nursery day
At Cranborne Nursery a typical day would closely resemble the following;
08.45 Children arrive and engage in early morning activities
09.00 Hello time, introduction to the day’s learning, phonics/number input and dough disco
09.20 Child initiated free play within the classroom and outdoor learning space. Children will also complete adult initiated tasks across the week
10.15 Snack time followed by outdoor play
10.45 Child initiated free play within the classroom and outdoor learning space alongside adult initiated activities
11.30 Whole group carpet time – a number or phonics activity and story time
11.45 – 12.45 Lunchtime in our school hall, either a packed lunch from home or a hot meal prepared in our kitchen, followed by outdoor play
12.45 – 14.30 Small group activity such as circle time, dance or music, free play and afternoon snack
14.30 Review of our learning from the day
15.00 Home time