Range of Provisions

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.


 We offer:

  • 30 hours provision
  • The opportunity for parents/carers to buy extra daycare sessions to make a full-time place for children
  • Extended hours for children in our Breakfast, After School and Holiday Playschemes

Sessions (subject to availability)

AM - 8.30 to 11.30

PM - 12.30 to 3.30

30 Hours offer - 8.30 to 3.30 (with Lunch £5.50 per day)


School Provision

Nursery Education Places are 15 hours per week in all childcare settings who are registered with Ofsted and implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is to support working families to have greater flexibility in their childcare arrangements, together with valuing the importance of Early Years Education and Care for all young children. 


Since September 2017 we have been offering the new Government funded 30 hours provision for those parents who are eligible.


In this School we strongly support establishing consistent and clear routines for children to ensure they receive the necessary support to feel safe and secure and therefore thrive and develop the best they can.


We will be emphasising with parents/carers the importance of children attending every day of the week whenever possible, rather than on 2, 3 or 4 days only, so that planning to meet their care and learning needs can be as beneficial and successful as possible.

Attendance and Absence

Once children have been offered a place, then regular, punctual attendance is essential if they are to establish good relationships with their peers and adults. 


Poor attendance and lateness make it difficult for children to establish themselves within the group and also fragments their experiences, leading to slower progress and under-achievement.


If your child has to be absent for any reason, please telephone us to let us know. Reasons for absence need to be recorded in the School Register.


Please report absences immediately to the office on 0208 660 5639 or via email at office@purley.croydon.sch.uk