Early Years information

At St Michael's Primary School we have an Early Years Unit which includes 2 Year olds, Nursery and Reception children.
Our Little Puffins Two Year old provision
Our two year old provision has been a new development for our school. Little Puffin's  is now in it's second year and led by one of our most experienced members of Early Years staff. It offers both funded and paid places for children.
Children are able to join our provision the term following their second birthday so we are able to accept children at various points during the academic year, September, January and after Easter (dependent on date of birth). 
Little Puffins operates morning sessions Monday - Friday. The times are as follows: 
Little Puffins hours: 
Morning session: 8.30am - 11.30am
Our Seal Nursery Class. 
Our 26 place Nursery welcomes 3 and 4 year old children into our school. Children usually join Nursery the term after their third birthday.
We have three intakes of Nursery children during the academic year: September, January and an intake following the Easter holidays (dependent on the date of birth of your child).
Nursery hours:
Morning session: 8.45 am- 11.45 am (includes lunch)
Afternoon session: 12.15 am - 3.15 pm (includes a snack)
Nursery children are able to access 15 hours fully funded  learning during the week. This can be accessed on a flexible basis with parents choosing sessions to suit their needs for instance. 5 mornings or 2 1/2 days.

We have also increased this provision by offering additional paid sessions in Nursery where places are available for children to access up to a maximum of 30 hours. If you have qualified for 30 hours extended entitlement then this will be offered free however if not, you are able to purchase extra hours above the 15 free hours. Please contact school for more information or to request the appropriate forms.


Our Reception Class.

Reception children are full time within the unit. 


Reception hours:

Reception attend school from 8.45 am – 3.15 pm alongside the rest of the school.


Admission to Early years is in accordance with St Michael's Primary School Admission Policy. Please ask at office for more information.

 We can offer 30hours of free childcare please follow this link if you think your are eligible :eligibility criteria