Nursery Admissions

To apply for a Nursery place for your child starting in September 2024 please click here and complete the application form.


Nursery Admissions Policy 2024-25


At St Cecilia’s, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework making sure your child has the best start to their education as possible. We aim to provide an experience that will not only be very valuable but full of enjoyment at this very special time in your child’s life.

If you have any questions, please email  

Please read the admissions policy so that you know which term your child is eligible to start and the closing date for applications.

Nursery Class at St Cecilia’s CE Primary School

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; it should support their development, care and learning needs.

Choosing and starting Nursery can be a very anxious time for parents as well as children! We offer open days, stay and play sessions and home visits even before your child starts with us.

The Nursery is run by a Qualified Teacher, an Early Years Practitioner and a Teaching Assistant. We have up to 26 children in each session.

We play inside and outside nursery everyday - it is important to bring clothes suitable for outdoor play so the children can explore and learn following their interests whatever the weather! Make sure you have a pair of wellies to leave in your box at Nursery.

We have lots of first hand experiences and exploratory play too.  This can be messy at times!!! 

Sometimes we might mix sand and water to see what happens, we might make mud pies or dig to the bottom of the sand pit to find treasure. We might use our senses to explore changes in materials - what happens when I put layers and layers of paint on top of one another, how does it change?  We are learning valuable early concepts, skills and attitudes - but we might also make a mess at the same time. 

At this stage in your child’s development, it is the process of creating things that is most important - not the end product. We won’t be coming home with pretty recognisable art work; we are learning the skills needed.