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. We are also able to offer a LATES facility by agreement; 3pm - 5pm for 3 year olds.

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 [email protected] to discuss a visit.

Please refer to our terms and conditions for pricing information.

OPAL Stay and Play

13 Apr 2024

Join us on SATURDAY 20th April from 10am - 12pm 
And enjoy the OPAL Experience

CAKE SALE 18/4/24

13 Apr 2024

Please bring all of your NUT FREE animal themed cakes and bakes along to our cake sale which will be held after school in the playground.

Curriculum Information

12 Apr 2024

Thank you to families for joining our curriculum infomation sessions this week!
It has been lovely to see you in school.

NEW - Dunalley Diddies

07 Mar 2024

Open to parents/carers of babies 0-1yrs old, on Wednesday afternoons, 1.45pm-3pm. For more information pop along and speak to Hannah Street in...

Easter Holiday Camp

04 Mar 2024

With the Easter break less than 4 weeks away, with our award-winning multi-activity camps running throughout the Easter holidays!

Year 6 Trip

01 Mar 2024

Our Year 6 children enjoyed an adventurous trip to Swindon Steam Museum on Friday.
Their outfits for the World War 11 experience were just fabulous.

OPEN DAY for 2024 Starters

20 Nov 2023

Another OPEN DAY for September 2024 Starters will take place on January 9th 2024 at 9.30am to 10.30am - please just come along!
Please email...

OPAL Bingo - Winners

15 Nov 2023

Coming Soon !
Another OPAL Bingo opportunity

OPAL Platinum Award

18 Apr 2023

Awarded Platinum
This award means that Dunalley primary has some of the best lunchtime play opportunities in the country for all their pupils.

Sports Day

24 Mar 2023

Sports Day 
KS2 - 11th July 
KS1 - 13th July