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St John's Primary School and Nursery

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Welcome to Nursery


We are very proud of our Nursery, which is warm, safe and secure, and very much a part of our school. The school nursery has been reformed in the last year in response to the impact lockdowns have had on the early experiences of the children, supporting an environment for accelerated progress in their social, emotional and communication development.


The Nursery is part of our fantastic early years unit, led by experienced and talented qualified teachers who have created a magical and imaginative learning environment which enables all the children to flourish.  The children are also well supported by fully qualified and experienced teaching assistants.  Together, these adults ensure the children progress not only socially and emotionally, but academically too. 


The Nursery is also able to access the school’s resources, such as the library and lovely outdoor areas.


Children can join our Nursery from the age of three, but most commonly start the term following their third birthday.  Children whose third birthday falls on or before 31st August usually join us in the autumn term; those whose third birthday falls on or before 31st December usually join in the spring term; and those whose third birthday falls on or before 31st March usually join in the summer term. There are occasions where the school will admit children who have just turned three, or their birdays are close to the deadlines above. The school office can advise parents on how they could access Nursery provision for their child in these cases.


If you would like to visit our Nursery, please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange a convenient time for you to look around.  Enquiries about the availability of Nursery places should also be made to the school office.


To make an application for a Nursery place at St John’s, you will need to complete an application form. Please find a link to our application form at the bottom of the page. 

Nursery Sessions and Hours


St John’s Nursery is open every day during Warwickshire school term times (excluding school Inset days).  Morning sessions run from 8:45am to 12:00pm.  Afternoons are from 12.00pm to 3.15pm and include lunchtime.  Children who attend for a full day or an afternoon will need to bring a healthy packed lunch.


We understand how important it is that parents can have flexibility when organising their child’s nursery provision.  This is why we offer choice in how you use your free entitlement of 15 hours of provision, and also offer options for those requiring more than 15 hours a week.


We do request that changes to Nursery attendance patterns only be made at the start of a term (i.e. in September, after Christmas and after Easter).

Nursery Funding and Fees


15 Hours Free Childcare

All families are entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare per week.  We ask that these are taken as five mornings, five afternoons, or two full days and a half day.


30 Hours Free Childcare

Some working parents and carers will be eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare per week.  You can find out more information about this benefit by visiting


Purchase of Additional Nursery Sessions

If you are not eligible for 30 hours funded childcare, there may be the opportunity to purchase additional morning or afternoon sessions at a cost of £12.00 per session, subject to availability.  For those children attending a morning session, there is an option to bring a packed lunch and stay until 1.00pm at a cost of £3.50 per session.  Additional sessions and lunchtimes are invoiced half-termly and can be paid for by childcare voucher, on ParentPay, or by cash or cheque.

Nursery application form