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Hatherley Nursery is run by Hatherley Infant School and is led by a specialist Early Years Teacher.

Our Nursery offers care and education to children aged 2 years until school entry.

The nursery is open Monday to Friday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm, term-time only (38 weeks a year) excluding Bank Holidays.

We invite you to visit the nursery with your child so you have the opportunity to see the setting and get to know the staff. Please call the school office on 01452 522027 to arrange an appointment. We will work with you to settle your child into nursery and offer home visits for all children who are due to start at Hatherley Nursery. Hatherley Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is play based and follows the children’s needs and interests. This curriculum continues into the Reception Year.

Session Times

Full-day

8.45am – 3pm
including lunch as a Nursery group in the school hall

Lunch can be a choice of packed lunch box from home
OR
school-cooked lunch at a cost of £2.30 per day
(unless your child is entitled to free school meals).

Mornings

8:45am – 11:45am 
this includes morning snack but home for lunch

Afternoons

12pm – 3pm
this includes lunch time at school

Funded Educational Sessions

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours Funded Early Education, available from the term after their third birthday.

Free childcare and education is also available for eligible 2 year olds (available from the term after their second birthday). Additional funded places are also available for up to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Please click here to find out if you are eligible for this funding.

#KidsJabs – Promoting the importance of childhood vaccination

Is your child protected?  New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations 

During World Immunisation Awareness Week, the NHS is reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases.

The vaccination jabs which children receive in their early years – between birth and when they first go to school – are very important in helping them build protection against infections such as meningitis, diphtheria, polio, measles and mumps.

These diseases are in circulation and an infection can cause serious complications, particularly for a child.  But it is not only the child who is protected, vaccination programmes protect the whole population by making it harder for a disease to spread to others.

It is particularly important that children are fully up-to-date with all their jabs before they start school for the first time, which is when they come into contact with more potential sources of infection.

The vast majority of parents do ensure their child has been fully protected, but there are many children who are missing doses and are therefore at risk.

More information is available on the NHS Choices website, and if in any doubt that your child is missing important vaccinations you should speak to your GP.

Play your part and help spread the message to family and friends and help to ensure children are fully protected.