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Stillington Nursery

We warmly invite you to come and visit the school and watch us in action before deciding if we are the right place for your child to start their journey in education.


Our Nursery
At Stillington Primary School, nursery places are available for children from their 3rd birthday. Our nursery hours are from 8.45am-3.15pm daily during term time. We also have wrap around care available. Children can attend our nursery part time or full time. Session times are as follows:

  • Morning session - 9.00am. - 12.00 pm.
  • Afternoon session - 1.00 pm. - 3.15 pm

If you are in receipt of 15 hours funding, and we receive the full amount, children can attend 30 hours free of charge so all our children can attend full time! We also offer dual nursery places. You can pay £4.00 per hour if your funding is used elsewhere.

Please email the Stillington School Office at to find out more details or arrange a visit to our wonderful nursery.

Our Environment
We aim to create a homely environment where children feel safe, comfortable and immersed in our family approach. We pride ourselves on being unique and offering a nurturing, rich and stimulating environment in which all children will flourish and reach their full potential. The children are seen as individuals and independent learners, their needs are identified and responded to through our individual next steps which challenges themselves. These are sparked from their own interests, to ignite an enthusiasm for learning about the world through the play-based approach. During Early Years purposeful stimulating learning opportunities are planned weekly influenced by themes linked to the children’s next steps in learning and their evolving interests.

How children are welcomed into our environment
Once they have turned three and are able to start with us. This helps your child to settle into the environment and begin to build relationships with our Early Years team before starting properly the term after. Once started, parents are welcome to stay in a morning until their child has settled, supported by our staggered start to the school day between 8:45am-9am. Through regular communications between staff and parents/ carers we can assure you how your child is settling.

Ofsted in Early Years
In our recent report, Ofsted (September 2021) it was reported that:

In the early years, children are happy and well cared for. They learn to read, write and understand mathematics well. Children access activities to develop their gross and fine motor skills in preparation for early writing. There are opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, for children to practise their writing and mathematics in real-life contexts. For example, when designing and making an insect house, children worked together to write a list of what they would need. This included spelling out the words and counting pieces of equipment. Reading is a core priority for the school. The teaching of early reading is now effective.’


Links with home

We understand that beginning school/ nursery is a huge milestone in a child’s and family’s life and we aim to immerse you in the wonderful journey through the first stages of education at this school however possible. To achieve this we have many links with home, for example:

  • Planners: Every child is given their own planner, free of charge, this can be used for daily communication between home and school. Planners are checked daily to ensure any messages are received.
  • Tapestry: In the moment observations and photographs of children’s learning are completed using Tapestry App. These observations are then printed and filed into children’s individual learning journey folders, which can be viewed by parents are the start and end of every school day.
  • Emails: Should you have any questions, emails can be send to at any point. These will then be forwarded to the class teachers to respond to at the earliest convenience throughout the working week.
  • Individual Next steps: Every term class teachers complete individual next steps for all children in the Early Years. These are then sent home to parents to allow them to work towards these targets alongside school. ‘Wow moments’ can then be completed when any of these are achieved.
  • Wow moments: Parents can complete ‘WOW Moments’ when your child learns something new or achieves a next steps in their learning. These can then be brought into school and shared with their class.

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