Charmouth Primary School has a nursery cohort that 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 is available for the whole school day, with a morning session, morning and lunch session, or all-day session options available. 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 settle and thrive fully.
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 can use all or part of their entitled hours at Charmouth, with a fee for additional hours as indicated in the session booking form, which can be downloaded here.
Visits to the school are always welcome via appointment through the school office.
Curriculum information can be viewed on under Learning, Our Curriculum on the main menu of the school website. The EYFS Policy can be viewed here.