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St Thomas More's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

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  • We are a sessional teacher-led Nursery offering high quality childcare.

  • We are open during term-time between 8.45am- 3.15pm.

    We provide a range of different options for 15 hours funding.

  • We offer a limited number of 33 places.

  • We welcome applications from children aged from 2 yrs and 9 months and above.

  • Complete an application form (available from the office or our website) in order to apply for your child’s place 

  • Our hourly rate is £5.00 per hour

Nursery Team

St Thomas More's Nursery

Our Nursery Day

Play is at the heart of everything we do. Adults plan daily for stimulating and fun activities and carefully consider each child’s learning needs. The children have opportunities to work with their Keygroup daily and to come together as a large group. A significant amount of time is also allocated to Discovery time in which children take the lead in their learning through play. Adults follow the children’s lead and extend the children’s learning.



The Nursery is located on the school site within a classroom, next to the Reception classes.

We have our own outdoor play space which children can access freely from either building.

The Nursery consists of a Nursery class of 2-4 year olds.  The Nursery class provides 1:13 adult ratio for 3-4 year olds and 1:4 adult ratio for 2 year olds  (maximum).


We have a very effective Keyperson system. Each child is allocated a Keyperson who gets to know them and their family well. The Keyperson meets daily with their children and plans for their leanring needs.


Our Principles:

  • We aim to offer a stimulating, rich learning environment.           

    We strongly value learning through play.

  • We value children’s ideas and opinions.

  • We put a strong emphasis on child-led learning.

  • We recognise that children learn through ‘doing’.

  • We promote team-work and collaboration

  • We support children to learn to resolve conflicts.

  • We always show care and nurture to all children.

  • We aim to build children’s confidence and self esteem

  • We develop children’s independence.

  • We encourage children to make their own choices.




We use an electronic system called Tapestry to record the children’s learning. This is regularly updated and shared with parents so that they can be involved in their child’s learning journey and progress in relation to the EYFS. Not every activity they do will be recorded, however there should be new entries most weeks - sometimes more sometimes less.


Wrap-around Care

Nursery children (over the age of three) are able to attend the school Breakfast Club (from 7.45am) & After School Club (until 5.45pm) at Tommy's Childcare in the school hall.  Places are limited to maintain appropriate ratios. 

Staff will upload updates here during any school closure period.

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