We realise the importance of establishing close links between home and school.
Before your child starts
Once you have accepted a place at the school, you will be invited to a meeting with the Head Teacher to be given further information about your child's admission. You are encouraged to bring your child with you to come and play. This helps them become familiar with the school before they start.
Our 'Settling In’ booklet will hopefully provide re-assurance if you are new to the School.
Staying with your child
A member of staff will arrange for you to stay with your child for as much time that she/he needs until she/he feels confident in your leaving and being in new surroundings with new people. We value the time you spend with us in the early days, and it gives you a good opportunity to meet all staff and see what the children will be doing.
When you do go, always tell your child that you are going and will be coming back soon. By being honest, your child learns to trust and have confidence in us as well as you.
The School will be a new environment for your child who will need to adjust to new people, experiences and a change in routine. This can sometimes cause anxiety for both you and your child. All children are indviduals; some children will settle easily and others will take longer. We try to make the adjustments as gentle as possible by allowing you to settle your child at their pace.
Your Keyworker will introduce you to staff in the room and explain our philosophy and the routine. Staff work with all the children but your Keyworker is you first port of call.
Progress and Development
There are regular opportunities for you to discuss your child's progress and development with your Keyworker and we welcome your contributions, which can be added to their learning record. We believe that by working in close partnership with parents we can build a more detailed and complete picture of your child's development and learning. At the end of the year, parents receive a copy of their child's end of school assessment and their Record of Achievement (a file containing pieces of the children's work, photos etc).
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.