Nursery Parent Information
Kyson Nursery is an integral part of our school. At Kyson Primary School, we understand that starting nursery is a very important milestone in every child’s life. As a parent/carer, you have an important role to play in helping your child take the first steps on their learning journey. We are keen to work with you to make sure that starting nursery is a positive experience for your child, and to help your child achieve their full potential in a warm and caring environment.
To celebrate and record your child’s progress and achievement throughout their journey with us, a Learning Journal is compiled by our Nursery teacher; it records those special moments and keeps you involved in partnership as your child develops.
Children are encouraged to attend five morning sessions per week to ensure continuity in their learning, and access to the whole curriculum. A session lasts for three hours, and 15 hours per week (5 sessions) are funded by the government.
Time for Nursery: Morning session 9am to 12pm.
The Nursery School operates term time only and follows the Kyson Primary School calendar observing the same holidays. Children start nursery from the term following their 3rd birthday (if there is a space) and will stay until the September following their 4th Birthday.
Allocation of a nursery place does not guarantee subsequent admission into our Reception Classes. Parents must re-apply for a school place through Suffolk County Council and not directly to the school.
The Nursery makes provision for children with special needs and children who have English as an additional language. The setting employs one full-time Teacher and Nursery Nurse, always providing the appropriate ratios (1:13).
The Nursery children at Kyson Primary School wear the same school uniform as the rest of the school with an exception to a tie. Please follow this link to visit our School Uniform page.
We promote healthy eating in school and participate in the governments ‘School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’. This entitles each child to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. Under the Welfare Food Scheme, run by the Department of Health, ‘Under fives’ are also eligible for free school milk.
Home and Pre-school Visits
Before the children start Nursery we arrange a visit to your child's setting so that the staff can meet your child in their familiar environment. If your child is not in a setting, a home visit will be arranged. Alternatively, your child will be invited to attend a taster session in the Nursery/Reception.
We aim to ensure that every child settles quickly. Children are able to feel comfortable and confident as they progress through these crucial years of their early education.
We extend a very warm invitation to you to come and visit us. Come and meet the children and staff who make our school the 'Best School in the Universe'!