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.

30 hour code.

If both parents and carers are working or if you are a single parent or carer who is working, you may qualify for 30 hours free chidcare.  Please follow the link and read Haringey Council’s guidelines on how to apply:

Also you can check your eligibility by visiting HMRC website HERE, School requires proof of eligibility.

Nursery visits

Please fill in the form to book a nursery visit

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.

Nursery waiting list 2022-2023

The closing date for submitting an application for Nursery 2022-2023 was 28th February 2022.

If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for a place, please email the school:


2023-2024 Nursery Application Form

The 2023-2024 Nursery Application Form is now available until 28th February 2023.

Guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Autumn Term Curriculum 2022


YEAR GROUP: Nursery TERM: Autumn Term 2022

Topic title(s) and summary overview 1st and 2nd half term

Autumn 1: This is me!

Autumn 2: Terrific Transport

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 have in 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 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,’ ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘Choo-Choo Clickety Clack.’.

To understand and follow simple directions.

To talk about family members and special family events, share family photos and add to our ‘Owl Babies’ family display.

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.

Learn and follow Coldfall Golden Rules.

Make friends with other children. 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:

Manage self care independently including how to wash their hands correctly for 20 seconds, toileting, general hygiene and changing clothes.

Use outdoor climbing and wheeled equipment safely.   

Develop fine motor skills in different activities. E.g. 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.

·         Start P.E. sessions with Ms Duggan and Mr Browning.

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)

Nursery Rhyme Week (W.B. 14th November)

Using ‘Tales Toolkit’ to make up their own individual and class stories.

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 Mathematics is probably one of the most important things that adults can do so that children realise that mathematics 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. In the course of this, your child will learn to:

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

Join in with number songs/rhymes.

Use some number names in play.

Recite numbers in order.

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.

Taking part in Forest Schools with Ms Green.

Use all our senses to explore the world around us.

Learn about different occupations and ways of life.

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.

Enjoy listening to and moving to music during carpet times and independently in their play.

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

Nursery Rhyme Week 14th-18th November.

How parents can be involved in home learning

*Check your emails regularly for updates and important information

*Download and use your Tapestry account.

* Talk positively with your child about their time in Nursery. Share stories such as ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School.’

*Talk about how to be a kind friend.

*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. 


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. 

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.

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.

Miss O'Mahoney

Lead Practitioner

Mrs Pilagosian

Teaching Assistant

Ms Coffman

Nursery Nurse