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Nursery - Ladybirds

Welcome to the Ladybird Class


The Giles Nursery and Infants' School has a splendid purpose-built nursery. All children from the term after they are three are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks per year until they start full-time school usually after their fourth birthday.


We are able to offer:

  • 60 morning places, five mornings a week for 38 weeks a year (15 hours a week)

  • 60 afternoon places, five mornings a week for 38 weeks a year (15 hours a week)


Under the government’s new ‘30 hours free childcare’ scheme we are able to offer extended 30 hours free provision to eligible parents as part of the above 60 morning/60 afternoon allocation. Such offers are always subject to availability and for term-time only. To see if you qualify for this scheme please visit

If you find you are not eligible but would like to purchase extra sessions, this will be possible subject to place availability.


We also offer a lunch club from 11.30am to 12.30pm which is included under the 30 hours’ free provision; for 15 hours’ only pupils there is a small charge per session to cover our additional costs. This must be booked in advance and children will need to bring a packed lunch with them from home.



Nursery Curriculum

The nursery offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth of its children. Children can enjoy experimenting with sand, water, paint, clay, glue, wood and many other basic materials.
They enjoy looking at books, listening to stories and learning songs and rhymes. They can play in the band, dress up in the role play area, play with a variety of toys and games and engage in food technology.

The nursery allows them to make decisions, to take turns with each other, to share the attention of the adults and to establish relationships with one another. By the end of their time in the nursery, the children should be more confident capable and ready for the more formal learning of the Infants' School.  Please see our Curriculum section on the 'About Us' web page for more details.


How to apply for a place in The Giles Nursery

You can download an application form from our ‘Information for Parents/Admissions’ webpage (see link below) or request one from our main school office (telephone 01438-359747).

You can submit your application by post or via email from 3 January to 16 March 2018. We will not allocate places until the closing date for receipt of applications. Please visit our Admissions page for more information and details of our Admission Arrangements.


If you would like to book a visit to our Nursery, Open Visits take place November through to February 2018. Please call our office on 01438-359747 to secure your place on a tour.


Key Dates


Date from which applications can be submitted

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Deadline for receipt of applications to our Nursery

Friday 16th March 2018

Allocations made to parents in writing by post

Friday 20th April 2018

Deadline for accepting or rejecting allocations

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Admission paperwork sent out to successful applicants

w/c 7th May 2018



Link to ‘Admissions’

Extended Hours - Booking Form for Purchase

Newsletters and Topic Webs

Please click on the links below to find our spring 2016 Newsletter and topic web.

Photographs from 2014-2015