We have both 15 and 30 hour places available for September. Please contact the school office on 01235 527600 or email office.2598@thameside.oxon.sch.uk to request an application form, or to make an appointment if you would like to look around the nursery and the rest of the school.

 Welcome to Thameside Nursery

Thameside Nursery is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage within the primary school. Children can join our Nursery the term after their third birthday. We offer both funded 15 hours and 30 hours provision. Children can be put on the nursery admission list after their 2nd birthday. To apply to go on the waiting list you can pick up the registration form from the office and return it along with the child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

The current Nursery Staff is made up of a Teacher, a Nursery Nurse and a Teaching Assistant. All the Early Years staff work closely together. Events and visits are usually planned jointly which means children in the Nursery become familiar with the adults they will work with if they go onto the Reception class. The Nursery children also join the rest of the school for some events e.g. World Book Day, Sports Relief.  You can under find more information on the Nursery Class page under the Classes tab.

Please Note: Children who have a place in our nursery do not automatically move into our Reception class. Parents and carers must apply for a reception place for their child through Oxfordshire admissions:

 https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/admissions-infant-and-primary-schools

The Nursery Day

30 hours day 15 hours morning session
8:30 Morning session begins

8:45 Group time

9.00 – 11.00 Free flow/Small group activities

11.00 Snack

11.15 Group time

11.30 Tidy up/Wash hands etc

11.45 Lunchtime

1.00 Free flow/Small group activities

3.00 Afternoon session ends

 

NB There is an additional charge of £2.50 to cover the cost of supervision at lunchtime.

 

8:30 Morning session begins

8:45 Group time

9.00 – 11.00 Free flow/Small group activities

11.00 Snack

11.15 Group time

11.30 Morning session ends

 

Afternoon childcare
Subject to availability, parents/carers can ask for additional childcare for the afternoon session. This runs from 11.30am until 3.00pm. Please contact the school office for availability and additional information.

 

 

Extended Childcare

Nursery children can attend the school breakfast club which runs from 7.45 until 8.30.

Nursey children can also attend the after school ‘Stay and Play’ club that runs Mon-Fri until 4pm.

Uniform

At the request of parents, children in our Nursery wear school uniform. This helps them feel part of the school and means Nursery children with older siblings in the school are dressed the same. Information about uniform is available on the school website. Nursery children do not need PE kit.