Children Starting In September
On your child’s start date they will only stay for 3 hours. You are welcome to stay for the first hour to help your child settle in.

From the second day they can stay for the time which you booked.

If you have booked any extended day hours they will be available from your child’s second day at school.

Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.

Eligibility for free provision 15 or 30 hrs
All children are entitled to 15 hours’ free provision, regardless of household income.

To qualify for 30 hours’ provision, both parents must be in work, and each earning at least £115 a week but one parent must be earning less than £100, 000 per year.  In a single parent family, the parent must be earning more than £115 per week and less than £100,000 per year.

An eligibility checkeoperated by HMRC is available HERE School requires proof of eligibility.

How To Apply

The application form for the academic year 2020-2021 can be found in the box bellow the Autumn term curriculum.

Nursery Visits

If you would like to visit the Nursery before completing your application form you need to book a place by either ringing the school office between 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday on 0208 883 0608 or emailing your request to stating which date you would like to attend. Please note Nursery visits are separate to whole school tours which are available to book under the Admissions and Tours section of the website.

All Nursery visits take place from 9.30am until 10am on the following Fridays:

Friday 29th November 2019

Friday 6th December 2019

Friday 13th December 2019

Friday 10th January 2020

Friday 17th January 2020

Friday 24th January 2020

Friday 7th February 2020

Friday 14th February 2020

An oasis of love, laughter and life in the heart of the community


Coldfall School has had a nursery for children aged 3-4 years for over 20 years. Our Early Years provision has a long-standing track record of being graded as Outstanding by OFSTED. We offer an effective, nurturing environment in which children thrive and develop all the early building blocks and characteristics for future learning.

Guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Autumn Term Curriculum 2019
Topic title(s) and summary overview 1st and 2nd half term

Autumn 1: Getting to know my Nursery

Autumn 2: Seasons and Celebrations


At the beginning of the school year, our main focus will be getting the children to settle into Nursery. Our priority is making sure that the children feel happy, safe and secure as soon as possible so that they have the best possible start.


Below are all the aspects of learning that your child will experience during the Autumn Term.

Communication and Language (C&L)

In the Nursery, Communication and Language is broken down into three aspects:

·         Listening and attention

·         Understanding

·         Speaking

We will be encouraging the children to:

Talk and play with others in the Nursery.

Learn the names of the different areas in Nursery, other children and Nursery staff.

Enjoy listening to stories, songs and rhymes related to our topics such as ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, ‘It’s Okay to be Different,’ ‘Squirrel’s Autumn Search’ and ‘Elmer and the Wind’.

Understand and follow simple directions.

Talk about family members and special family events, share family photos and add to our ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ display.

Talk about our favourite seasons and types of weather and the reasons why.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is recognised as one of the building blocks of success in life. It supports children’s development by helping them to interact effectively and develop positive attitudes to themselves and others.  In order for your child to develop successfully in this area we will:

Recognise and understand sympathy and empathy by acting out and naming different feelings, sharing stories and talking about how the characters feel and why and talk about our feelings.

Become familiar with Nursery routines and expectations.

Make friends with other children and talk about what it means to be a good friend.

Play in a group, taking turns and sharing fairly.

Learn to put up our hand and take turns to speak during carpet time.

Choose activities and resources independently.

Physical Development (PD)

Physical development is as the title suggests about how young children gain control of their bodies, but it also includes how children learn about keeping themselves active and healthy and how they learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely. In Nursery, Physical Development is broken down into two aspects:

·         Moving and Handling

·         Health and Self-Care

·         To support your child in developing in this area they will participate in the following activities:

Explore and experiment with malleable materials. E.g. play-dough, plasticine, cornflour etc.

Use outdoor climbing and wheeled equipment safely.   

Develop fine motor skills in different activities. E.g. cooking, using outdoor chalks, play dough, construction kits and accessing our ‘Funky Fingers’ area.

Develop Gross motor skills outside E.g. climbing, balancing, throwing and catching.

Practice ‘feelings’ and ‘Seasons’ Yoga.

·         Start P.E. sessions with Mrs Koupland.

Manage self care independently (including toileting, general hygiene and changing clothes)

Literacy (L)

Literacy is often thought of as the ability ‘to read and write’ but it also includes strong oracy skills which includes being able to speak clearly and listen to those around you.

In the EYFS, Literacy has two aspects:

  • Reading
  • Writing

To develop early reading and writing your child will be taught and immersed in the following:

Develop gross and fine motor skills (see physical development) to prepare for drawing and writing.

Enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities.

Join in with familiar stories and songs.

Listen to and enjoy stories and poems.

Tune in to and listen for every day sounds (Letters and Sounds)

Maths (MD)

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Mathematics is broken down into two aspects:

  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measures

Mathematics is all about understanding and using shape, space, measures and numbers to solve everyday problems. Helping children to enjoy Maths is probably one of the most important things that adults can do, so that children realise that it is a way of finding things out and solving problems. In order to do this, we will be immersing the children in a number rich environment through songs, play, activities and games. During this term your child will:

Count how many children have come to Nursery using our self registration wall.

Join in with number songs and rhymes.

Use some number names in play.

Recite numbers in order forwards and backwards.

Show an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes and construction materials.

Use positional language by creating obstacle courses and using the climbing frame.

Understanding the World (UW)

Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment.  In Nursery, Understanding the World is broken down into three aspects:

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

To help your child understand the world we will:

Begin to use simple programmes on the computer.

Talk about some of the things we observe and do.

Find out about nature and the world around us by visiting our nature trail and taking part in ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ hunts.

Take part in Forest Schools with Ms Bunston.

Show care and concern for living things by caring for our class pets. Learning why Orwell the tortoise and other animals hibernate.

Find out about different types of weather and seasons using all of our senses.

Talk about times and places that are special to our families. We will invite parents in to talk about special festivals and celebrations.

Expressive Art and Design (EA&D)

In Nursery, EA&D is broken down into two aspects:

·         Exploring and using media and materials

·         Being imaginative

Your child will:

Join in with a range of songs and rhymes including music sessions.

Enjoy listening to and moving to music during carpet times and independently in their play by accessing the musical instruments outside.

Use role play for different purposes.

Use a range of resources to create collages, displays, constructions etc.

Use construction materials to make enclosures, stack and build.

Special Events

Christmas Sing a long – date TBC

How parents can be involved in home learning

* Read the parent/carer board and the Nursery newsletter regularly.

* Talk positively with your child about their time in Nursery.

*Share books, rhymes and songs daily.

*Please be familiar with the seven areas of learning (as stated above) and think about how you can support your child at home in developing in these areas.


Nursery Admission form for academic year 2020-2021
Open from 8AM to 6PM from September 2017

New from September 2017

We have extended our Nursery Provision to take account of parent demand and to offer 30 hours free provision for eligible parents.

You will be able to find out how to prove your eligibility by visiting:   Our nursery will offer places for up to 34 children at any one time during the core hours of 9am and 3pm, and 26 places during extended day (8am-9am/ 3pm-6pm)  during school term time (ie: 38 weeks a year).

Parents applying for 15 hours can choose the morning session (9am- 12 noon) or the afternoon session (12.30-3.30) Monday to Friday.

If you are entitled to 30 hours you can book 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.

Hours outside the 15 hours and 30 hours entitlement can be requested on the application form and will be charged at £8 per hour.  We will ask you to pay a deposit of £140 which will be refunded against your last Summer Term payment.

Please note: Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.


Extended day for Nursery and Reception
The extended day for our nursery runs from 8.00am-6.00pm with Reception aged children from the three Reception classes also having access to this provision in the nursery classroom if there are available spaces.

The staff team members and ratio for these hours are the same as for the core hours to ensure that provision is seamless and children feel nurtured and well supported by adults they know.

Breakfast and after school snacks are provided by the school kitchen and brought into the nursery classroom on trolleys. Breakfast consists of healthy cereals or porridge, fruit and toast; after school snacks could be sandwiches, pizza, pasta, salads, fruit or other options depending on the menu for the week. Children drink milk or water.

Please contact our Admin Team for further information, or to book a place.

Reception children:

Morning provision begins at 8am and runs until the Reception children go to class as 8.55am

You can  book after school care from 3. 30 pm until 6 pm. (Although you can pick your child up before 6pm the session can only be booked as a block session of 2.5 hours).

Prices (per Day)

Foundation Stage Early Birds £ 8.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 3.30pm (Nursery only) £ 4.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3.30pm – 6pm  £ 20.00
Foundation Stage Night Owls 3pm – 6pm (Nursery only) £ 24.00
Our Facilities
The nursery operates in a fully equipped self-contained nursery classroom with designated areas for play, sleep, stories, arts and crafts, role play, games and puzzles. There are also en-suite toilet facilities.  Children can only start at Coldfall nursery once they have been fully toilet trained. Parents will need to ensure that children can use the toilet and wipe themselves independently.

The large outdoor play area allows children plenty of opportunity to spend time outside, develop their physical skills and enjoy lots of fresh air. There is a climbing frame, sand pit, water play, art area, growing area and lots of space to run around or ride bikes or scooters. The children also help to look after our two pet rabbits housed in a hutch outdoors.

Meal times
At meal times the tables will be laid for the children to eat in the nursery classroom. Food is cooked in the school kitchen and delivered on hot trolleys. All our meals follow the Department for Education’s nutritional guidelines. There is a healthy well balanced menu offering a daily meat or vegetarian option and catering for reasonable dietary requirements. Meal times are seen as an important part of the day when we enjoy our food together and develop habits of healthy eating and good table manners. At lunch time children may have a school meal or bring in their own packed lunch.
How the Day is Structured
Our staff has a great commitment to meeting every child’s needs and ensuring they have a happy and creative time with us. On our nursery staff we have a fully qualified lead teacher and nursery nurse as well as a number of teaching assistants with Early Years expertise. Children are allocated a key worker who works with them on a 1:1 basis, although all the children are well known by all the staff. There is a ratio of at least 1 adult to 13 children, but this may be higher depending on overall numbers of children on our books at any one time.

When children arrive they are welcomed, registered and encouraged to find an activity they enjoy.

During the day there are several whole group carpet sessions for story, singing, new learning and reflection time; opportunities for small group work or 1:1 activities with an adult and free choice activities from a range of learning areas (eg role play, sand and water play, construction, arts and crafts, English and Maths games).

There are set meal and snack times during the day. There is also plenty of opportunity for outdoor play and learning during every session. If children are tired after lunch, there is a quiet, cosy corner for a nap.

Towards the end of the day, there are quieten- down activities, such as a story and time to talk about the day before parents collect their children by 6pm.

Miss O'Mahoney

Lead Practitioner

Mrs Nichols

Nursery Nurse

Mrs Lau

Teaching Assistant

Miss Voskou

Teaching Assistant

Miss Warr

Teaching Assistant