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Nursery - Ladybirds

Welcome to the Ladybird Class

The Giles Nursery and Infants' School has a splendid purpose-built nursery. There are places for 90 children, divided between morning and afternoon sessions.

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. From September 2017, working families who meet the criteria may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare; for further information, please see


From September 2017, subject to parents’ eligibility and available places, The Giles Nursery will offer to children who have turned 3 up to 30 free hours per week across the morning and afternoon sessions during term time.  If you find you are not eligible but want extra sessions, we will be offering parents the opportunity to purchase extended hours subject to place availability. Please register you interest with the main school office.

Morning Sessions: Starts at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am
Afternoon Sessions: Starts at 12:30pm and ends at 3:30pm


We also offer a lunch club from 11.30am to 12.30pm for which a small charge per session is made to cover our additional costs. This must be booked in advance and children will need to bring a packed lunch with them from home.
Please try to collect your child promptly as small children can become very distressed if their parents are late.


Settling In

We very much hope that parents will help their children to settle comfortably into their new environment. For some children the transition from home to school is easy, while for others, separation from parents is difficult.

It is important that there should be a relaxed and unhurried introduction to new experiences provided by the school. The first phase should be shared with your children in the nursery and will ensure confidence and security.

After this initial period some parents still enjoy continuing to take part in the day-to-day life of the nursery. Parents help is most welcome throughout the year.


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.

Newsletters and Topic Webs

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

Photographs from 2014-2015