Sharing, Caring & Learning Together


It is expected that your child attends nursery every day. If your child cannot attend due to illness, appointment etc. please inform the school office as soon as possible. Please note that if your child has suffered from diarrhoea and/or vomiting, please keep them away from the nursery 48 hours (2 days) from the last episode of diarrhoea/vomiting.

Nursery Admissions

Morning Session 8.30 am – 11.30 am Afternoon Session 12.45 pm – 3.45 pm Applications for a place in nursery are accepted at any time. Completed forms are to be returned to the school office.

There are three intakes per year i.e. September, January and April. Children are admitted to the nursery the term after their third birthday.

Chalvey Nursery has an open catchment area in the first instance. When there is an over subscription the schools admissions policy is applied.



We are pleased to inform you that from September 2017, for working parents, we will be offering 30 hours extended entitlement for 3 years olds.  Please contact the school office for more details or follow the link below. 

We offer our 30 hours from 9.00am to 3.00pm. If you are interested in extending your day, please contact the school office.                              

Full Time Places 

Full Time Session 8.30am – 3.45 pm We have 8 full-time paying places available at a daily rate of £20.00 per day. A packed lunch is to be provided by the parent/carer.

Lunchtime Club

We also provide a lunchtime Club  at a daily rate of £5.00 per day.  A packed lunch is to be provided by the parent/carer.

For further information about full time or lunchtime places, please contact the school office.

Breakfast Club

We provide a daily breakfast club from 8.00-8.30am at a cost of £3.00 per session.  Breakfast is provided by the school.


                                       Two Year Provision                                         Bumble Bees

Bumble Bees is a new 2 year old Early Learning provision at Chalvey Nursery school for up to 12 children. These sessions are available in the afternoon only:-

Monday to Friday  -  8.30am - 11.30am

  12.30pm - 3.30pm

Parents can complete a registration form in order to access this provision as families need to meet an eligibility criteria.  

If your child is eligible for this provision, and there is a place available, your child will be offered a place the term after they are two years old. 

We also offer fee paying places for our two year olds at a cost of £90.00 per week.

For further information and application form please ring the School Office on 01753 536293.

Application Form

Please complete all areas of the application form and submit with a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Please can you ensure we have a current telephone number/email address to enable us to contact you about your child’s nursery admission. Download Nursery Application Form




When it is your child’s birthday, you may wish to bring in a cake for them to share during their group time. However, we do not accept sweets, goody bags or food containing nuts.



Our Café is open for an hour each session. We encourage our children to come along to taste a range of different foods. Milk and water is always available.


Car Park 

Our Nursery has ample car parking spaces. In addition we have designated disabled car parking bays. Please do not park in these bays unless you are entitled to them. If you drive your child to Nursery can you please park carefully. Make sure you hold your child’s hand. This is a busy area and drivers are not always able to see small children who move very quickly.


Collection of your child

If your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself, it is very important that you inform the teacher or school office. (Please remember your child cannot be accompanied to and from the nursery by a person under the age of 16).


Change of Address & Telephone Numbers 

Please inform the school office of your new address and telephone numbers. It is vital that we have updated numbers in case of an emergency and  we use a texting service to provide parents with up to date information.




There is access on one level throughout the nursery. Electronic entry system provides a high level of security for all children, including those who have a limited sense of danger. The nursery has three disabled toilets and there are nappy changing facilities in each area and a shower unit in the Assessment Unit.



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Term Time Leave

You may request leave for your child. If your child is absent for more than 2 weeks during term time, this leave will be recorded as unauthorised. If your child is absent for more than 20 days his/her name will be removed from the school roll. You may re-apply for a place and your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list until a place becomes available.


Home Visits 

A home visit allows your child to build a relationship in their home environment with the key workers. It is essential for the second or third child as it is for the first child in the family. During this visit they will gain your child’s confidence and be a familiar face when they come into the nursery. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss anything you wish to know about our nursery or your child in the comfort of your home.


Medicine in School 

A request for school to give medication form has to be completed. Medication will not be accepted unless it has been prescribed by the family doctor and is clearly labelled indicating the contents, dosage and child’s full name.



Newsletters are sent out regularly to all parents. Please can you ensure you read these as they contain important information.


No Smoking 

No smoking please on the premises 



Understanding the World

This is one of the four specific areas of the EYFS and involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. 


During their time at Chalvey Nursery School all children will get the opportunity to visit Asda, our local supermarket and Herschel Park, a local park.

The children travel in our nursery mini bus with their Keyworker and other Nursery staff. Parents are welcome to accompany us on these trips, please speak to your child’s key worker for more information. We always maintain a ratio of 1 adult: 2 children. We take photos during both of these trips and make a special book for each of our groups which can be found in the main entrance. Please take time to look through this book with your child and listen to their comments.



Phone Policy

No mobile phones are to be used in the Nursery/Family Room We appreciate there may be occasions where you may need to use your phone and ask that you use it in the parents area (Corridor next to the School Office). 

Settling your Child in Nursery 

Our children start at staggered times to let key workers give new children as much individual attention as possible. We are always flexible about the time you stay with your child in settling them into nursery. Your child’s key worker will liaise with you to let you know the length of time your child will stay each day until he/she is ready to attend a full session.

Term Dates