“There is an expert oversight of provision for the youngest children, who are well cared for. In the early years classes there is plenty to see, do, touch, explore and talk about. Children receive an outstanding start to their education in the Early Years Foundation Stage where a high priority is given to personal, social and emotional development, resulting in very happy, confident and well-adjusted children.”
The Puffin Nursery provides half and full day care within Chancel Primary School. We are an established educational nursery, extending the provision by offering fully funded sessions, and other sessions which are chargeable, to meet parents and children’s needs (including before and after school care, from 7.30am to 5.45pm).
The criteria for admission into the Puffin Nursery is that your child must have celebrated their 3rd birthday. The term after your child reaches 3 years old, you can claim your 15 hours fully funded place (and if you meet the criteria you will be eligible for 30 hours fully funded place). If you wish your child to start as soon as they are 3, they can still be admitted to the Puffin Nursery but a charge would be payable until the time when funding can be applied for.
We provide a fair and open admission system that offers a competitively priced and good value service. The Puffin Nursery offers the following fully funded places:
- 5 mornings a week (9.00am-12.00pm, Monday to Friday)
- 5 afternoons a week (12.30pm-3.30pm, Monday to Friday)
- 2.5 days per week, either all day Monday, Tuesday (9.00am-3.00pm) and Wednesday morning (9.00am-12.00pm), OR Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm-3.30pm) and all day Thursday and Friday (9.00am-3.00pm)
- Before and After School Care – 7.30am to 5.45pm
Hot dinners are also available for a small charge; please see a member of Nursery staff, who will advise you further.
Once your funded sessions have been booked, there are extra sessions available to all children. You can book lunchtime sessions, morning or afternoon sessions, or full days. There are no restrictions on how many sessions you require (providing they are available), but these sessions are chargeable. The Puffin Nursery is run by a teacher and a nursery nurse. All staff at Puffin Nursery are suitably qualified, committed, experienced and have undergone full DBS checks.
We also have a ‘Duckling’s Room’ which is a purpose built unit for two year olds. Your child can join the Ducklings after their second birthday and you may be eligible for funded hours the term after your child turns two. Please speak to a member of Nursery staff for further information.