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The School is open from:
7.45am - 6.00pm across 49 weeks of the year
7.45am - 8.30 Breakfast Club (charges applicable)
8.30am - 11.30am: Morning Education Session
12.30pm - 3.30pm: Afternoon Education Session
3.30pm - 6.00pm - After School Club (charges applicable)
Purley Nursery School is funded by the Government via Croydon Local Authority. We are a fully inclusive Setting open to all in the Community.
At Purley Nursery School we provide a warm, stimulating, welcoming environment which gives a secure foundation for all children to become happy, confident, caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a lifelong love of learning. We are very proud of our school and welcome all visitors.
Funded by Croydon Local Authority, Purley Nursery School offers integrated Education and Care places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and a range of provision to support families within the Community.
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year in the term following their third birthday. In addition, from September 2017 we are pleased to be able to offer the additional 15 hours free childcare to parents who might be eligible (making a total of 30 hours of free childcare per week).
Some two year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks a year in the term following their second birthday. Further information is under the School Provision Tab.
Admission to Primary School 2018
If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you MUST apply for a primary school place now. Further information is available here
Bookings are now closed for the February Half Term Playscheme. . Details can be found here.
9 June 2017
The Federation between Purley Nursery School and Christchurch Primary School is now established and is known as the Purley Partnership Federation. A federated governing body is now in place to oversee the governance of both schools.
Purley Nursery School is pleased to be able to offer the new Government Funded 30 hours of free childcare from September 2017. Parents who think they might be eligible will need to check on the website, www.childcarechoices.gov.uk, this term in order to take up their entitlement from September.
At Purley Nursery School the 30 hours are offered Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30pm term time only (children to bring a packed lunch). Breakfast and After School Club are also available at an additional charge. Please come and visit us any day between 9.30 and 10.30 am or 1pm to 2.30 pm for further details.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education. In our School parents and carers can buy additional child-care sessions to provide a full-time place between 7.45am and 6.00pm
We encourage parents to take up their education hours across the whole week wherever possible - 3 hours on a daily basis morning or afternoon - as we believe that this provides valuable continuity for children.
You can pay your invoice for your additional sessions by ParentPay. Please click here to access our Parent Pay page.
The School celebrated its 70th Birthday in 2016. We had an open week in March 2016 which culminated in a very successful Fun Day at the School.
Purley Nursery School had an OFSTED Inspection on 24 and 25 September 2013.
The Lead Inspector was Janet Dinsmore.
We are delighted to have been graded as Outstanding!
Click here to access the report
Our Under Three's provision was inspected by Ofsted in March 2014 and the Report can be found below.