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Crich Carr Church of England Primary School is pleased to offer full time Nursery places for 3 and 4 year-olds.


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 and friendly environment. Our early year’s classroom has been designed with the younger age range in mind and is full of stimulating and age-appropriate equipment. Your child will be expertly taught and cared for by our experienced teaching staff and teaching assistants.


What will my child be doing?​

The nursery children will be sharing the classroom with children in reception and year 1. The children will have access to well-planned learning experiences following the Foundation Stage Curriculum and activities linked to the seven areas of learning. We will do this through a topic based approach with a new topic each half term. This large, bright, well-resourced room offers a variety of play based activities such as construction, sand, water and role play. We have a commitment to outdoor learning at our school so the children will have daily access to our outdoor play areas will planned outdoor learning activities. They will also enjoy forest school sessions in our extensive school grounds, led by qualified forest school staff.

Wrap around care


We have an excellent breakfast and after school club which caters for children from nursery to year 6. Here the children do a variety of different activities such as craft, cooking, sport and forest school. The club is run by an experienced and friendly team who are committed to providing a stimulating, 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. You are welcome to purchase a school dinner for them, supplied by DCC. Each term we publish the menus on our website. Alternatively you may send a packed lunch. Once they have finished their lunch they will be looked after by their designated teaching assistant either in the main classroom or over 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 07:45am, and parents can choose the parts of the day which suit them. The full range of options and prices is outlined below:

Morning session

8.45 am  -12.00 noon



Afternoon session

12.00 noon - 3.15 pm (arrive at 1 pm if not eating lunch at school)



Morning session + Lunch

8.45 am - 1.00 pm


Breakfast Club

7.45 am - 8.45 am



After School Club

3.00 pm – 6.00 pm


Meals if wanted are paid in addition to this:

£1.00 - Breakfast

£2.20 - School dinner

£1.50 - Tea


So when can my child start at Crich Carr, and when can I receive funding to cover the cost of the sessions?

Your child can start at our school the term they turn 3 (for example if your child turns 3 on the 25th January they may start at our school at the beginning of January, but you will be required to pay for their sessions until they are eligible for funding).


The term following your child reaching the age of three they will be eligible for government funding. All children are entitled to15 hours per week paid for through government funding. Any additional sessions will be charged for (see table above).


You may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. Please go to for more information.


So when exactly do they get funding?

  • 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).

Please feel free to ring and organise a visit to our school.


If you want to apply for a place at our nursery or require any further information, 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.

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