We are delighted you are considering starting your child's learning journey with us. We are justifiably very proud of our early years provision, find out more below and have a look at our nursery class page.
At Norton Canes Primary Academy we have a dedicated nursery provision for children aged 3 and 4 years. We understand for some children, nursery will be their first experience of being outside of the home during the school day, our nurturing environment enables children to grow and gain their very first steps towards independence.
Led by a fully qualified teacher, our provision is educational whilst being fun and exciting. Children engage in mini missions, enabling them to learn through exploration and play. Have a look at our nursery page to see some of the exciting mini missions we have already completed this year.
Our ample grounds mean we have a dedicated early years building and outdoor play areas for Ducklings, Nursery and Reception children, giving them a gradual introduction to primary school.
All three and four year olds in Staffordshire are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education per week, over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Norton Canes Primary Academy has one admission date per annum, which takes place in the autumn term starting in September. (If your child turns 3 during the Autumn or Spring Term your child will be eligible for our Ducklings provision, please contact us for further details).
Our planned admission number is 42 part time places across mornings and afternoon sessions. Priority for morning pklaces will be given to parents who wish their children to stay for both the morning and afternoon session.
Morning: Monday to Friday 8.45am - 11.45am
Afternoon: Monday to Friday 12.30pm - 3.30pm
30 Hours Free Childcare
Norton Canes Primary Academy will be offering 30 hours free childcare places to those that are eligible. This means in additional to the 15 hours Universal Free Childcare, you will receive an additional 15 hours, bringing your child’s funded hours per week to 30. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
To find out if you are eligible, the Government have provided an online eligibility checking tool for parents/carers:
If your child stays for lunch you will be required to purchase a school dinner or children are able to bring a packed lunch from home. All children eat together regardless of school dinner or packed lunch.
Click on the nursery icon below to have a look at our class page and see some of our exciting mini missions and take a virtual tour of a classroom.
Our Nursery Admissions open on the 15th January 2024 and close on the 22nd March 2024. We aim to contact you by 10th April 2024 to let you know if your application has been successful.