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. 

The nursery and pre-school day runs 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  at additional costs and needs to be pre booked with the nursery team.

Funding: 
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:
Please contact us either by phone on 01242 512391 or via email dnp@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk to discuss a visit.

Please refer to our terms and conditions for pricing information.

OPAL Bingo

31 Jan 2023

The competition has started, which class can conmplete their OPAL Bingo card?

Parent Walkthrough - Read, Write Inc KS1

13 Jan 2023

Parents/Carers are invited to our Walk through on Thursday 2nd February from 9am to 9.30am

Healthy Schools Award

16 Dec 2022

We are thrilled to have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award

Year 6 Art

21 Nov 2022

Our Year 6 children have prodiced some fabulous art work.

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.
https://dunalleyps.schoolzineplus.co.uk/secondary-schools-open-days

Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

17 Jun 2022

Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

Y1 Visit from the RNLI

17 Jun 2022

Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

Our Jubilee Picnic

30 May 2022

Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

Jubilee Writing Competition

23 May 2022

Jubilee Writing Competition
To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition.