Nursery and Pre-school

Welcome to Dunalley Nursery and Pre-school  

Dunalley Primary School benefits fromits very ownnursery and pre-school, situated within the school. There are three purpose-built rooms, including a kitchen area and cloakrooms designed for young children. The children have access to a fantastic secure outside area which leads into our Forest School field and bike track, all surrounded by trees and a range of wildlife. We are able to build strong links with Reception as we share the outside space, with the children and staff exploring, investigating and interacting. This will create a smooth transition for children as they move from Nursery and Pre-School into Reception. 
The Nursery and Pre-School, as part of the school community, have access to the school hall, playing field and adventure playground. 

We understand that young children learn best through play and have designed the spaces so children have access to a range of high-quality toys and resources, that engage, stimulates and extends their learning, supported and guided by highly qualified and experienced Early Years teachers and practitioners.  

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, supported by the Development Matters, from Nursery right through to the end of Reception.  Through this we build a foundation that ignites children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.  

The document ‘What to Expect When’ available here outlines the key areas of learning and development for parents and carers.  

Dunalley Nursery and Pre-school welcomes children between 2 and 9 months up to the time they start school. 

From September 2021 the nursery will operate from 9am through to 3pm  

Morning sessions        9-12 
Afternoon sessions   12-3 

Children aged 3 years old can come all day or can do mornings or afternoon sessions.  
Children aged 2 years 9 months are able to attend afternoon sessions until they turn 3 years old. 

We also run an early session for 3 year olds from 8am - 9am. If children have an older sibling in school we are able to offer an 8.30am drop off . 

Childcare funding is available for children, starting the term after they turn 3 years old. All children can receive universal 15 hours or you may be eligible for 30 hours funding.  

For more information 

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK 

Visiting Nursery & Pre-School: 
 To arrange a visit please contact us. We can currently only offer visits after 3pm.  

For more information please contact us either by phone on 01242 512391 or via email 

Please refer to our terms and conditions for pricing information.

Please find all relevant forms to apply for a place below:

Admissions Policy

Application Form

Terms and Conditions