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Darley Dene Primary School Achieving and Caring

Our Nursery (Robins)

Welcome to our Nursery


Darley Dene Nursery is a thriving part of the mainstream school. Along with our Reception Class, it forms our Early Years department. 


We have a range of ways to stimulate learning through the outdoors. Our school site has a dedicated Forest School area and Miss Stoate is a qualified Forest School teacher. We also have a well equipped outdoor space, just for our Early Years children which includes: climbing apparatus, a mud kitchen, bikes, trikes, a 'hill' and sandpit. We also have a wide range of construction materials for children to explore. We seek to develop children's Mathematics and Language skills through this space as much as possible.


Our Nursery children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. You can read about this by following this link:

Session Options


The following are the options for Nursery sessions. 



Monday/Tuesday from 9.00am  – 3.00pm and Wednesday  morning from 9.00am – 12.00am

Total 15 hours a week




Wednesday afternoon from 12.15pm – 3.15pm and Thursday/Friday from 9.00am – 3.00pm

Total 15 hours a week




Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am – 3.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am – 3.15pm


Total 30 hours a week

If you are eligible for Extended hours please put your code here:





For further information on checking your eligibility go to:



This child-led approach allows for 'teaching alongside' as well as direct adult-led activities, such as learning to count, sounds and letters. Children follow the phonics programme, 'Letters and Sounds' (Phase 1).

Our Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour places. There are two options in which 15 hour places can be taken and these are detailed in our admissions policy and application form. Both documents can be found further below.

Nursery Intake

The deadline for our April 2020 intake is Friday 14th February 2020. Any application handed in after this date will be treated as a late applicant.


We have some 30 hour places, stretching across the week, and others for 2 and a half days (Mon, Tues Wed morning) and (Wed afternoon, Thurs, Fri)


To apply for a place at our nursery, please either pop in to see us to get an application form or download the one below. Please read the admissions policy before completing an application. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a visit, please call the school office on 01932 847674.

Early Years Pupil Premium Application Form.

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30 Hours Childcare

To find out more information about 30 hours child care or to apply for your code, please follow the links below.