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Sir John Barrow School Nursery Class

Children can join our Nursery at the start of the term after their 3rd birthday and the Reception Class in the September after their 4th birthday.  Children in Nursery are entitled to 15 hours per week free of charge but parents/carers are able to pay for extra sessions, including lunchtime cover, if they wish as we offer wrap around care from 8am to 6pm for all children attending our school.

Before your child starts in Nursery or the Reception class you will be offered a home visit where you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s development, personality and interests with members of staff. At Sir John Barrow School we aim to get to know your child as an individual. Children learn in many different ways and their needs are constantly changing.

We spend time observing the children and discussing their development with you so we are able to plan activities that offer opportunities that enable the children to develop new skills. Much of this is play based where the adults work alongside the children, talking to them about what they are doing while encouraging them to use new vocabulary and try new activities. The children have access to the outside area in which staff have set up activities that reflects the learning inside the classroom. We encourage the children to play using all their senses to explore the world around them so there is often ‘messy’ play involving mud, sand, shaving foam, soap suds, cornflour gloop etc. We provide waterproof clothing so every child is able to join in the fun while staying warm and dry.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Brown
Contact Position
Nursery Class Teacher
01229 483960 (Phone)

Where to go

Sir John Barrow School Nursery Class

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Sign Language

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0845 1145
Monday 1215 1515
Tuesday 0845 1145
Tuesday 1215 1515
Wednesday 0845 1145
Wednesday 1215 1515
Thursday 0845 1145
Thursday 1215 1515
Friday 0845 1145
Friday 1215 1515
Cater for Special Diets
Foreign Languages
Sleeping Area
Meals / Refreshments
Near Public Transport
Visit & Outings
Outdoor Playspace

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer


All of our class teachers know the profile of their class and individual needs well and learning activities are planned to match children’s needs. The class environments are stimulating, supportive and well resourced. Staff  have access to training, advice and resources to enable them to contribute to developing fully inclusive practice.

Contact Name
Miss A Robinson (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01229 483960
Contact Email
Sir John Barrow School - Policies
Sir John Barrow School - SEN & Inclusion Policy Doc
Sir John Barrow School - Local Offer for SEND
Last updated: 11/07/2018
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