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The Early Years Team



At St Thomas More, we offer a wonderful nursery setting for children starting from the term after their third birthday. We consider ourselves to be a family where children can learn and grow physically, spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally in a safe environment surrounded by love and encouragement.

The session times for Nursery are as follows:

Morning Nursery 8:30am – 11:30am

Afternoon Nursery 12:20pm – 3:20pm

All day Nursery 8.30am-2.30pm (30 hours funding).

Teaching continues until 3.20pm with the additional time from 2.30pm-3.20pm incurring a fee of £5.50 to cover staffing costs.  

Below you will find further information, to help you find out what’s available to you.


3 year olds

15 hours childcare (5 half days) – available for all 

Available for all children aged 3-4 years. You don’t need to check eligibility. 

30 hours childcare (5 full days) – available for working families 

To apply visit You will be provided with a code which you will need to pass on to ourselves. 

If your child is attending for the full school day, school meals are available or your child can bring along a packed lunch instead.


Please read our Admissions policy below carefully. You can register your interest in a nursery place as soon as your child turns 2 years old, to do so please call the school office on 02476 849910 or email where we will be happy to help.

 We strongly recommend that you look around our nursery before making an application, please call or visit our school office to arrange this.


Please Note: Allocation of a place at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School’s Nursery does not automatically guarantee that a place will be offered in the Reception class of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. Parents must apply for a Reception place separately in the Autumn Term after their child is 3 years old. More information will be shared about how to do this in the Autumn Term.

Now come and find out about the learning that is taking place in our Nursery this half term...

Children will join in with weekly Collective worship in the hall with Reception Class.

Children will listen to and be able to simply sequence the main points of a story, answer simple questions about the texts and begin to make predictions.

Children will experience planting of beans and seeds in our outdoor learning areas, as well as in Forest School. They will be encouraged to describe a process and changes to the plants as they grow. They will learn what plants need to grow and take responsibility for caring for them.

Read Write Inc phonics letters will be introduced through daily 10-minute phonics sessions, as well as other pre-phonics activities. We will speak in ‘Fred talk’ so that the children develop their oral blending and segmenting skills.

In mathematics, children will count larger numbers, and understand the significance of the last number counted. They will use a wider range of positional language. Children will start to write some letters and numbers using correct formation.

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