Purley Nursery School
Lunchboxes – Information for parents
We are delighted that your child will be joining us for lunch. We aim that lunchtime is a happy, relaxed time where children socialise together with adults in small groups. We also aim that the children will be as independent in eating their meal as possible.
Please help us by providing the following items:
No peanuts, peanut butter, Nutella, other nut-based foods, chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks.
Small children can be overwhelmed by generous amounts of food in their lunchbox, so please keep the contents small, varied and attractive.
Cut sandwiches into small pieces (no more than two slices of bread please) - squares, triangles or fingers are very appealing.
Add a few cubes of cheese, pieces of carrot and cucumber, mini-sausages, cherry tomatoes, so that your child can pick and choose with ease.
Prepare fruit by cutting apples and peeling and segmenting satsumas and oranges, then wrap them in clingfilm or put them in a small plastic pot.
We will encourage your child to eat as much as he/she wants. Any uneaten food will be put back in the lunchbox to help you to estimate how much to send in next time.
Crisps are very high in fat and salt so try to limit them by only providing them occasionally or by taking some out of the packet and putting them into a little pot.
During the year we will update you with any information we get through the Healthy Schools initiative. You may also like to look on the Food Standards Agency website for ideas on healthy lunchboxes. Staff will be happy to offer you any advice. Requirements are also available at www.foodstandards.agency.com.
Purley Nursery School was inspected by Ofsted on 6 March 2018. We are delighted to say that yet again Ofsted recognised the Outstanding quality of our nursery provision.
To read the Inspector's Report, please click here
Bookings for the Summer Holiday Playscheme are now closed. The next Playscheme will be in the October half term.
Further Information on Holiday Playschemes can be found here .
Admission to Primary School 2019
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 you MUST apply for a primary school place now. Further information is available here
9 June 2017
The Federation between Purley Nursery School and Christ Church 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. Parents who think they might be eligible will need to check on the website, www.childcarechoices.gov.uk, the term before they wish to take up their entitlement.
At Purley Nursery School the 30 hours are offered Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 11.30 and 12.30 to 3.30pm term time only (with the option to pay for the lunch period and bring a packed lunch). Breakfast and After School Club are also available at an additional charge. Please come and visit us Monday to Thursday 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 (subject to availability).
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.