Barnacles Nursery


Charmouth Primary School has a nursery class which admits children from the term after their third birthday. This is part of a dedicated EYFS class created within the current set up of the school and operates during school term time. This dedicated EYFS class includes children in both reception and nursery cohorts, ages 3-5. The classroom is set up to promote learning using the Early Years Foundation Stage, the curriculum for this age range, and promotes a combination of child led play and learning through games and play led by a qualified teacher and experienced early years teaching assistant.




Provision includes two nursery sessions daily, 8:55 – 11:55 and 12:25 – 3:25, with an optional lunch club from 11:55 to 12:25; therefore there is an opportunity of full day sessions 8:55 – 3:25. The EYFS Class caters for up to 11 nursery children per session, therefore with a maximum class size of 26 including children in reception. The school recommends a minimum of three sessions a week for nursery aged children to support them to be able to fully settle and thrive.





The nursery cohort is integrated fully into the school; as such, children attending the nursery will wear the Charmouth Primary School uniform with the variation of a navy blue polo shirt.

Parents are able to use all or part of their entitled hours at Charmouth.  with a fee for additional hours as indicated in the session booking form.

Visits to the school are always welcome via appointment through the school office


Barnacles Nursery Booking Form

Want to contact us?

Feel free to give us a call during school hours, or send us an email using the address provided.

Please contact Niamh Vercoe or Georgie Morton in the school office.

Charmouth Primary School