Welcome to Walton Oak Nursery
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in an engaging, creative, friendly and encouraging environment. The nursery is an integral part of the wider Walton Oak family, working alongside our Reception year groups and supporting children in taking their first steps towards being school-ready.
Our Nursery children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. You can read about this by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage. 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).
We have a range of ways to stimulate learning through the outdoors. We have a well-equipped outdoor space, just for our Early Years children which includes:
- mini trim trail
- stage & dressing up
- a mud kitchen
- bikes and trikes
We also have a wide range of construction material for children to explore. We seek to develop children's Mathematics and Language skills through this space as much as possible.
Our Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour places. As you are probably aware 15 hours is free, to parents of 3 year old children, and it is funded by the government.
Whilst offering the allocated number of 15 hour government funded nursery places will take priority, if spaces allow, there may be an opportunity to offer 30 hours childcare.
This could be either offered to parents claiming 30 hours free childcare or parents who may want to fund the additional 15 hours themselves.
The nursery offers two separate sessions. These are:
15 Hours Morning Sessions - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 11.45am
15 Hours Afternoon Sessions - Monday to Friday 12.15pm - 3.15pm
30 hours - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.15pm
Please be aware our nursery provision is currently review, please contact the school office on 01932 259604 for further details.
Places for three/four year olds
All children will be eligible for admission to our nursery class in the term after they turn 3 years, although admission will be subject to an application being made and places being available.
Register for a nursery place
To register your child for a nursery place, please complete the application form below and return it to the school office by hand, post or email at email@example.com
There are 2 versions of the form available - PDF & Word document. The Word document is editable and can be returned by email. We will then hold your application on file and contact you when places become available.
School Place Application
Children in our Nursery are not automatically enrolled into the School's Reception class. You can apply for a reception class place in the school on the Surrey Admissions website www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions or you can call on 0300 200 1004. The closing date is 15 January 2022.
30 Hours Entitlement
For further information on checking your eligibility for the 30 hours childcare entitlement please visit https://ww.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/choosing-childcare-for-children-and-young-people/paying-for-childcare/30-hours-free-childcare-for-working parents
- 30 hours childcare : for more information about 30 hours childcare and how to apply for your code
- Childcare Choices Website: for more information about childcare choice s or to apply for your 30 hour childcare code.