Crich Carr Church of England Primary School is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer full time places for 3 and 4 year-olds from September 2016.


Why choose to send your nursery aged child to Crich Carr School?

We are a small rural school with a family ethos set in beautiful surroundings. Academic achievement is valued alongside creative and fun learning. We offer a rich and varied curriculum in a caring, friendly environment. Our newly re-furbished infant classroom has been designed with the younger age range in mind and is full of stimulating and age-appropriate play equipment. The older children in the school are always caring and helpful towards are younger pupils. Your child will be expertly cared for by our experienced teaching staff and teaching assistants.


Where will my child be spending their time?

In the morning

Morning provision will take place in our newly refurbished infant classroom. The nursery children will be sharing the classroom with children from reception and year 1. This large, bright room offers variety of play based activities such as construction, sand, water and role play. The children will have access to well planned play experiences following the Foundation Stage Curriculum and activities linked to the seven areas of learning. We have a commitment to outdoor learning at our school so the children will have daily access to our outdoor play area. They will also enjoy forest school sessions in our extensive school grounds, led by qualified forest school staff.

In the afternoon

The nursery children will have separate provision in the afternoon based in our homely school house adjacent to the school, led by a qualified TA. Here the children will be able to take part in cooking and craft activities as well as indoor and outdoor play. The schoolhouse environment is more relaxed and the children will have an opportunity for a rest if they need it.

Wrap around care


We have an excellent breakfast and after school club which also takes place in the school house. Here the children do a variety of different activities such as craft, cooking, sport and forest school. If you wish, your child can have a healthy breakfast or a light tea at an extra cost. The club is run by a friendly team who are committed to providing a relaxed and fun environment for the children.


What will my child do at lunchtimes?

The nursery children will be eating their lunch with the rest of the school. The school dinners are supplied by DCC and each term we publish the menus on our website. As soon as they have finished their lunch they will be looked after by their designated teaching assistant in school house.

How much will it cost and when can they come?

The nursery day is broken into time segments starting with the breakfast club at 07:30am, and parents can choose the parts of the day which suit them. The full range of options and prices is outlined below:

Morning session




Afternoon session




Morning session + Lunch

9.00- 1.15


Afternoon session + Lunch



Breakfast Club + Morning session


£13 + 60p for breakfast


Breakfast club+ Morning session + Lunch

7.30 – 1.15

£18 + 60p for breakfast

Afternoon session + Lunch + After School Club


£22 + £1.20 for light tea


Breakfast club + Morning session + Lunch + Afternoon session + After School Club

7.30 – 6.00

£35 + 60p for breakfast and £1.20 for light tea

Can I receive funding to cover the cost of the sessions?

Your child can start at our school the term they turn 3. When your child reaches the age of three they will be eligible for government funded vouchers. This means your child can have up to 15 hours (5 sessions) per week paid for through government funding. Any additional sessions will be charged for (see table above).


So when exactly can they start?
  • If your child's birthday is 1 January to 31 March - first term eligible is Easter (term five).

  • If your child's birthday is 1 April to 31 August - first term eligible is September (term one).

  • If your child's birthday is 1 September to 31 December - first term eligible is January (term three).

If you want to apply for a place at our nursery, contact Jackie Cooper on 01773 852070 and we will provide you with the necessary forms and guide you through the application process.

A copy of the application form is available for download using the button below.

Printed Copies

We will provide a paper copy of any information on this website, free of charge, upon request.

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