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.

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

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.


Information For Parents and Carers of Reception Children September 2023

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
Autumn Term Curriculum 2023


Week beginning:  

Monday 11th September



In English, we will read ‘Owl Babies.’

In Maths, we will sing number songs.

In History, we will share family photos and learn about our families.

In PSHE, we will learn Coldfall’s Golden Rules.

Monday 18th September

In English, we will read stories around starting School and making friends.

In Maths, we will sing number songs and count how many children are here each day.

In PSHE, we will learn how to make friends and be kind to them.

In History, we will continue to share family photos and learn about our families.

In DT, we will learn to use equipment such as scissors safely.


Monday 25th September

In English, we will read ‘The Colour Monster.’

In Maths, we will sing number songs and count how many children are here each day.

In PSHE, we will learn to manage our feelings.

In Art, we will explore colours and colour mixing.


Monday 2nd October

In English, we will learn a poem ‘All About Me.’

In Maths, we will start counting objects, actions and sounds.

In Science, we will learn about our bodies and senses.

In PSHE, we will learn to take care of our bodies.


Monday 9th October


*Friday 13th October is Elmer Day-wear your favourite colour to celebrate what makes you different and unique.


In English, we will read the story ‘Elmer.’

In Maths, we will continue counting objects, actions and sounds.

In Geography, we will celebrate why we are the same but also different.

In History, we will share what makes our families unique.


Monday 16th October


*Friday 20th October is Harvest Festival-wear autumnal colours or dress as a farmer.


In English, we will read ‘Squirrel’s Autumn Search.’

In Maths, we will begin to understand position through words alone – for example, “The bag is under the table,”

In Computing, learn about awesome autumn.

In RWE, we will celebrate Harvest festival.


Wider Curriculum

In PE we will learn games, object manipulation and gymnastics.

In Green Learning we will spend time getting to know the nature trail and the rules and routines of Green Schools. We will learn the parts of an oak tree.

We will 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 use ‘Now Press Play’ an immersive storytelling resource, where the children become the main character in a story, meeting people, discovering places and solving problems, on an educational adventure they’ll never forget.

We will 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 learn songs for our Christmas singalong and perform them to our grown-ups.

Half Term
Monday 30th October

In English we will read ‘Choo Choo Clackety Clack’

In Maths, we will describe a familiar route.

In History, we will look at transport old and new.

In PSHE, we will learn to stay safe near bonfires and fireworks.


Monday 6th November



In English, we will read ‘cool cars’

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

In Science, we will learn about forces and how we can make things move.

In RWE, we will celebrate Diwali, the festival of light.

In PSHE, we will learn how to stay safe on the road.


Monday 13th November


Parental Involvement: 17th November-Nursery Rhyme Workshop


In English, we will learn a Nursery Rhyme a day as part of ‘World Nursery Rhyme Week.’

In Maths, we will talk about and identifies the patterns we see around us.

In Music, we will learn and sing familiar songs

In D&T, we will create a Nursery Rhyme character with our Grown Ups using junk model materials.


Monday 20th November

In English, we will read a non-fiction text, ‘Emergency Vehicles.’

In Maths, we will extend and create ABAB patterns.

In Geography, we will learn about people who help us.

In PHSE, we will learn what to do in an emergency.


Monday 27th November  





In English, we will read ‘Busy Boats’ and travel by sea on our own adventure.

In Maths, we will extend and create ABAB patterns.

In Art, we will learn about the artist Jackson Pollock and use his ‘Drip Painting’ technique as inspiration to create our own.

In Science, we will explore floating and sinking.

In Computing, we will explore what is a boat.


Monday 4th December



In English, we will read ‘Amazing Aeroplanes.’  

In Maths, we will notice and correct an error in a repeating pattern.

In History, we will look at transport old and new.

In Geography, we will look at a globe and map and fly to different countries considering what we will need to pack and why.


Monday 11th December


14th December-Nursery Christmas Sing-a-long.


In English, we will read ‘Mouse’s Winter Rescue.’  

In Maths, we will notice and correct an error in a repeating pattern.

In RWE, we will celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights.

In Computing, we will explore ’Winter Warmers. ‘

Monday 18th December


Christmas Party

Christmas Lunch


In English, we will read ‘The Very First Christmas.’

In Maths, we will create our own repeating patterns.

In RWE, we will celebrate Christmas.


Supporting Learning at Home


*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.

*Talk about how to be a kind friend.

*Share books, rhymes and songs daily.

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, 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:

There will be a limited number of places available in Foundation Stage Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club for Reception children. You will receive information about booking places towards the end of the summer term.

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. Each child’s Key Person will be their class teacher, who will work alongside the TA or NNEB to form positive relationships. 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 the children arrive they are welcomed, registered and begin their session with a whole class story, song or game.

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

Ms Warr

Teaching Assistant