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 2023-2024

The closing date for submitting an application for Nursery 2023-2024 is now closed.

If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for a place please fill in the below form


Guidance to your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Spring Term Curriculum 2023


Spring Term Learning

Week beginning:


Tuesday 3rd January

In English, we will read ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and ‘An English Year.’ We will focus on listening to a story and answering simple questions.

In Maths, we will recite numbers past five.

In History, we will share family photos of special celebrations.

In R.E, we will learn about the different special occasions our friends celebrate.

In PSHE, we will learn the NSPCC ‘Pants Rule.’


Monday 9th January

In English, we will read a range of non-fiction texts on the weather and seasons.

In Maths, we will talk about and identify patterns we see.

In Science, we will be describing the weather and the seasonal changes we see.

In PSHE, we will learn who is a trusted adult.

Monday 16th January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Rainy Day.’

In Maths, we will extend and create our own patterns. We will notice and correct an error in a repeating pattern.

In Art, we will discover the artwork of Kandinsky and use this as inspiration to create our own.


Monday 23rd January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Windy Day.’

In Maths, we will talk about and explore 2D shapes.

In DT, we will make kites.

In R.E, we will celebrate the Lunar New Year.


Monday 30th January

In English, we will read the story ‘The Snowy Day.’ We will take part in National Story telling week using our ‘Tales Toolkit’ story bags.

In Maths, we will talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes.

In Geography, we will learn about the similarities and differences between countries.

In PSHE, we will be learning to share, take turns and listen to our friend’s ideas.


Monday 6th February


Valentines Disco 10th February

In English, we will read ‘The Sunny Day’ and ‘Wow! Said the Owl’

In Maths, we will describe a sequence of events, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then…’

In Science, we will talk about the differences between day time and night time.


Wider Curriculum

 In PE lessons the children will use key step gymnastics, developing core and upper body strength, learn the correct landing position and how to use age appropriate apparatus.

In Green Learning the children will continue to explore the woods and learn about the wildlife and plants they see.   They will take part in RSPBS Big Schools Birdwatch.

We will continue to use ‘Tales Toolkit,’ an oracy based resource that enhances children’s speaking, listening and communication skills by allowing them to use their imagination and create their own stories.

We will continue to use ‘Letters and Sounds’ a programme which helps to develop speaking and listening skills to make a good start for reading and writing.

In Music we will remember and sing entire songs. We will begin to play instruments with increasing control to express feelings and ideas.

Half Term

Monday 20th February

In English we will read ‘Owl Babies’

In Maths, we will describe the position of objects.

In History, we will look at our baby photos and learn how we have grown and changed.

Monday 27th February


World Book Day 3rd March

In English, we will celebrate World Book Day. We will read ‘The Gruffalo’ and join in with the repetitive refrains.

In Maths, we will discuss routes and locations, using words like ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’.

In PSHE, we will learn that it’s ok to make a mistake.

Monday 6th March

In English, we will read ‘Jack and The Beanstalk,’ describing how the characters feel.

In Maths, we will make comparisons between objects relating to size.

In RE, we will celebrate Holi, the festival of colours.

In Art, we will explore colour and colour mixing.

In Science, we will plant a bean and predict what will happen next.

Monday 13th March

In English, we will read a non-fiction text, ‘A Seed in Need.’

In Maths, we will make comparisons between objects relating to length.

In Science, we will continue to observe how our bean grows.

In PHSE, we will learn about healthy foods and planting our own.

Monday 20th March


*Earth Hour

*Switch off Friday


Parents’ Evening 22nd and 23rd March



In English, we will read ‘The Earth Book’ and learn how we can look after our planet.

In Maths, we will make comparisons between objects relating to weight and capacity.

In DT, we will reuse materials to make something new.  

In Science, we will begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

In Geography, we will celebrate Eid.

Monday 27th March


*Outdoor Maths lessons week.

In English, we will read ‘Rabbit’s Spring adventure’ and go on a spring hunt, describing the changes we can see.

In Maths, we will celebrate Outdoor Maths.

In R.E, we will celebrate Easter.

In Science, we will observe our natural environment. We will collect and explore natural materials.

Supporting Learning at Home

Please share stories and nursery rhymes with your child every day.  Give your child lots of opportunities to colour, cut and draw in order to develop their fine motor skills. Please read our weekly newsletter and try out the Home Learning activities suggested each week. You may wish to use this overview to see what your child is learning each week so that you can discuss this learning with your child at home.




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