Nursery – Donaldson Class

Welcome to Donaldson Class – Nursery

Amy Long
Nursery Manager
Donaldson Nursery Class
Shelley Compton
Nursery Supervisor
Donaldson Nursery Class
Sam Subramaniam
Nursery Assistant
Donaldson Nursery Class
Kate Weston
Nursery Assistant
Donaldson Nursery Class
Miss Bolton
Teaching Assistant
Early Years TA
We are an enthusiastic, friendly team of 4 who are dedicated to ensuring your child has an exciting and inspiring start to their learning journey.
Your child will be assigned a key person who will really get to know them and their little ways, but as we are such a small setting we all get to know each other very well.
Every child has an electronic learning journey (Tapestry) where we can record all their developmental steps including the fabulous work they produce. Parents can also add to their child’s Tapestry page, so that we can all share the journey.
We provide 18 Nursery places per session.

Nursery admissions are dealt with by St James CE Primary school. We follow Oxfordshire County Council’s guidelines. For further information please see the Admissions Policy or contact the school office. We are here to answer any queries you might have, so please do get in touch.

15 hours government funding

All children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare each week which will start the term after they turn 3 years old.

Date of 3rd Birthday Eligible for funding from:
1st April-31st August Term 1- September
1st September-31st December Term 3- January
1st January-31st March Term 5- April

You may also be eligible 2-year-old funding. Check to see if you are eligible here: 2 YEAR OLDS

In the Nursery class, sessions are offered to two-year-olds in the morning sessions.

(Priority is given to two-year-olds eligible for funding.)

Session times
  • Under 3’s sessions  –  9.00am – 12pm
  • Over 3’s sessions – 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm
Curriculum including the Characteristics of Effective Learning
What to expect…
Links to Parent’s guide to EYFS….
Staying healthy
We promote healthy eating at St James and this begins in Donaldson Class. We ask that you help us achieve this by providing your child with a nutritious named snack to be eaten at 10.30am daily with milk that we provide
This snack will need to consist of a fruit or vegetable cut up if required.
Grapes especially will need to be cut into quarters.
Children who are in school for a full day will need to be provided with a packed lunch.
Please note we are a nut free school
A few ideas for lunch are:
  • Sandwich/ wrap/ pasta
  • Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Chopped vegetables and dip
  • Cereal bar
(Crisps and biscuits are allowed but please keep to a minimum.)
Click below for the fees policy

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