Welcome to
The Crucible Federation

Nursery 

 

Whiteways Nursery is a safe, caring and stimulating setting where families are welcomed and supported.  With highly skilled and experienced staff, children make excellent progress in their learning and are provided with many exciting learning through play opportunities.  Each week children spend time in our forest school area and on a Friday everyone has beans on toast!  The learning environment is carefully planned to reflect children’s interests but to also introduce new concepts and ideas.  Our large open plan Nursery is well equipped and there are 2 outdoor play spaces with opportunities to explore our garden and space to ride bikes on our playground.

 

Children can start attending Whiteways Nursery as soon as they are 3 years old.  Please contact the school office for an application form to put your child’s name on the waiting list.  Staff will arrange to meet you and your child at home before they start at nursery so that new relationships can be started in the familiarity of the child’s home.  This also gives families a good opportunity to talk about their child.

 

At Whiteways Nursery we offer the following choices for hours –

  • 15 free hours can be taken as follows

Every morning – 8.30-11.30

Every afternoon – 12.00-3.00

Beginning of the week – all day Monday and Tuesday plus Wednesday morning

End of the week – Wednesday afternoon plus all day Thursday and Friday

  • 30 free hours (for those eligible families) allows children to access full time nursery.

 

For children staying over lunchtime we offer a ‘grab bag’ packed lunch provided by the school kitchen for £2 or children can bring a packed lunch from home.

Additional hours are available by prior booking at a cost of £5 per session.