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Peel Common Nursery and Infant School

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In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we are largely a child-initiated provision encouraging all children to engage in free flow play.  Alongside this provision we plan and deliver focused group tasks and activities based on the children’s needs, concentrating on early social skills, communication skills and physical development as well as all other areas of development matters.

Across our Nursery we encourage children to play, explore, have a go, persevere and try out their own ideas.

We encourage independence at all times and the children are encouraged to find and be responsible for their own resources as well as tidying them away once they have finished. The children are encouraged to share, take turns and co-operate with one another and there is always lots of discussion and modelling if needed whilst they are involved in their tasks.

Nursery Vision Statement

At Peel Common Nursery we provide a happy and safe place where children have fun and are supported and encouraged to take the next steps in their learning and development.

Every child matters to us and we recognise that they are all unique.  We place high importance on building a relationship between the child, the keyworker and the parent.  Our nursery is vibrant and inspiring, giving children the opportunity to explore and discover with staff who are skilled at encouraging children to take risks in their learning, develop resilience and think for themselves.

Hours of Opening

Morning Session

8.45am - 11.45am

Whole Day Session

8.45am - 3.00pm


There are three main intakes during the academic school year and funded places are open to children from the term after their 3rd birthday until they start reception in the September before their 5th birthday.

We will consider offering non-funded places for children from 2yrs 9mns on agreement. These sessions would be charged at £5.50 an hour, we do accept payment via the tax free childcare scheme. Some children may be eligible for 2 Year old funding, eligibility is explained on the Childcare choices website- see below.

We offer morning sessions or full days when children can bring a packed lunch or purchase a school dinner from the kitchen. A combination of the above, for example, some mornings and some full days can be catered for. If you are interested in a place at our Nursery, please get in touch, you do not need to wait until the start of a new term to join us.

15 and 30 hours free childcare available

The government has created eligibility for free 30 hours childcare for working parents. All the information you need is on the following website. This website also details eligibility for 2 Year old funding and details of the tax free childcare scheme.


This website has different sections around tax free childcare, universal 15 hours and 30 hours eligibility and the claiming process.

For further information please contact the School Office.    

Tax Free Childcare

Should you require additional hours not funded by the government we accept Tax free childcare payments.

Top up hours

If you exceed the entitlements to the free 15/30 hrs any additional hours are chargeable. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

The Learning Garden

The Learning Garden is the name for our Early Years Unit which combines the Nursery and Year R bases and allows the children the opportunity to mix and learn together. The Nursery children are under the care and responsibility of a dedicated Nursery teacher alongside Nursery Practitioners. The Nursery children all have a named key person who is the main point of contact on day to day nursery matters.

We have a spacious Early Years unit with dedicated rooms for both the Nursery and Year R as well as some shared spaces. Our unit has a garden theme with spaces such as;

The Nest  and The Burrow.

Within the Nursery children can access different activities which cover all aspects of learning through a play-based curriculum. Further enhancing our provision, we have a superb garden, The Orchard, which is shared with Early Years Reception children.  Opportunities on offer every day are sand play, water play, a wooded area, mud kitchen, boat, playhouse, den building and our own planting plot which children enjoy caring for.


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