Children will need to wear clothing which they can manage themselves. This will support their growing independence in using their self-help skills and ensure they can play unimpeded indoors and outside. Young children can find belts, braces, tight buttons and zips very frustrating, especially when she/he needs to come indoors and go to the toilet quickly. Please try not to dress your child in difficult clothing, e.g. denim jeans. In cold weather please provide sensible outside clothing as outdoor play is a very important part of the nursery day all year round.
Many activities at school involve interesting creative materials such as paint, clay or glue which children need to explore freely. We encourage the children to be independent and responsible by putting aprons their own aprons on, but sometimes accidents happen or children get over enthusiastic. It is better if you do not let the children wear ‘best’ clothes as this will avoid anyone getting upset.
Child's name on all clothes
Please put your child’s name in all coats and items of uniform if you choose this option. They are likely to take off jumpers etc. at school and may not understand at first that they need to hang them on their peg.
This is very important as many children wear similar clothing and it can be very upsetting if they cannot find their own things. It also helps us to return lost property to the correct child.
In Summer please make sure your child wears clothes which cover the back and shoulders and provide a hat to protect him/her from the sun. Sandals should not have open toes as these can be dangerous when climbing.
Please do not let your child wear jewellery, especially dangling earrings which can get caught and cause a serious accident.
Purley Nursery School does have a Uniform if parents would like to choose this option. Items are for sale from our supplier using the Internet.
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
We are now taking bookings for the Half Term Holiday Playscheme which runs from Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October.
Further Information on Holiday Playschemes can be found here .
Admission to Primary School 2020
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 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.