We have spaces for both 30 & 15hr morning, afternoon or all day places for September 2020. Please contact the school office on 01235 527600 or email office.2598@thameside.oxon.sch.uk to request an application form.  Although we cannot arrange visits to the nursery at present, we can arrange for one of our Nursery staff to give you a call to answer any questions you may have.

 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.  For more information on Government help with childcare costs and how to apply for 30 hours fund please click on the link.  https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/  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 our Nursery Leader (Mrs Higgins) and our 3 Early Years Teaching Assistants. All the Early Years staff in Nursery and Reception 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.

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 15 hours Afternoon 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

 

11:45 Afternoon session begins with lunchtime.

1:00 Free flow/Small group activities

3:00 Afternoon session ends

Afternoon childcare  
 

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

 

 

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.