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Nursery

Didsbury CE Primary School is proud to have a wonderful Nursery for children three years old and above. The ideal preparation for Reception, Nursery here is a separate, caring and loving environment within the school, with its own playground.

There are 26 places for children to enjoy our tailored, play-based curriculum, with the sole focus of making the Nursery a nurturing home away from home. The Christian ethos of love is very important to us and everything we do is with the aim of making every child feel loved and valued no matter age or need. 

Didsbury CE Primary School Nursery is not free at source for all, although most parents or guardians use the 15 hours of weekly provision provided free by the government for the morning session between 8.45am and 11.45am. Parents or guardians then either claim the extra 15 hours free child care to make the 30 hours in the week or pay the 'top-up' fee for the afternoon session, should they wish their child to attend. Some - although not all - children come to our Nursery all day, five days a week and some even use Elm Grove Kids club, which is open at 7.30am and closes at 6.15pm.

One of the main aims of the Nursery is to prepare children for Reception. While, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that children who come to Nursery will get a place at Didsbury CE Primary School, we spend a lot of time developing the foundations they need to be ready for school. That means everything from learning to listen and be a good friend to focusing on the "three primary areas of development": Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. Overwhelmingly we teach writing, maths, counting or phonics within groups, in learning areas or as part of dedicated small group/one-to-one time, but the week is always tailored to the children.

It's a fantastic moment to see children who are ready to fly from Nursery by the end of the school year, and we're incredibly proud of the close relationships we form with parents. We actively encourage an open door policy where you can discuss your child's needs.

So please do make an appointment to come and have a look around. And if you've been impressed by what you see - and we're sure you will be - please download the application form below. You can also have a look at our dedicated Nursery booklet, which will give you more detail on all the things we do.