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 we follow a child-initiated approach to learning and as such, no two days are the same – however a typical Nursery day would closely resemble the following;
08.45 Children arrive and engage in early morning activities
08.55 Hello time, introduction to the day’s activities, phonics/number input and dough disco
09.15 Physical development in the main playground
09.45 Child initiated free play within the classroom and outdoor learning space. Children will also complete an adult initiated task across the week
Snack Café opens from 10.00 the children help to prepare the healthy snacks and can choose to visit the café whenever they wish during the morning
11.30 Whole group carpet time – a short number or phonics activity and story time from a book voted on by the children
11.45 – 12.45 Lunchtime in the classroom, either a packed lunch from home or a hot meal prepared in our kitchen
12.45 – 14.30 Small group activity such as circle time, yoga for children, dance or music, free play and afternoon snack
14.30 Review of our learning from the day – discussion about what the children would like to do in their next session
15.00 Home time