Our 2024 – 2025 Nursery Information Booklet can be found here

Mortimer Primary School hosts a well-established, outstanding nursery, which has a provision for 39 places both morning and afternoon. Our morning sessions run from 8:40 – 11:40 and afternoon sessions are from 12:40 to 3:40.

Our nursery consists of  a large open plan area with two designated smaller rooms attached. We also have a private and safe outdoor area developed purely for our nursery children.

30 hour provision for working families

September 2017 saw the introduction of 30-hour provision which allows parents to apply for a 30 hour nursery place. This is a full-time, term-time place, children start at 8:40 and finish at 3:40. Lunch time is between 11:40 and 12:40 and pupils may either go home for their lunch or stay for a school lunch for a small additional charge. To see whether you are eligible for a 30 hour place please click here. 

For more information on 30 hour childcare please click here. 

Wrap around care

We understand that a lot of our parents are working parents and that drop offs and collections around the school day can be tricky. We have developed excellent links with Bright Kids based at Mortimer Community Centre. They are ofsted registered and can provide a reliable solution for working families both during and out of term time.

One of the services they provide is a drop off and collection via an on-site gate which connects Mortimer Community College and Mortimer Primary School. Children can be dropped off from 7:30am, They can collect your child after their nursery session and can provide a late collection time of up to 6:00pm each day. Here is a link to their prices and services provided. 

If you are eligible for 30 hours support with your nursery funding then you can also split the funding across two settings. So for example if you are successful in securing a morning place for nursery you can use your remaining hours across another setting such as Bright Kids.

Applying for a nursery place

You can apply for a place for your child by calling into the main office the month that your child turns two, you simply need to bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address.

You can make an appointment to view the nursery before applying by calling the school.

Starting nursery

We understand that starting nursery is a nervous time not only for your child but also you as the parent. We aim to make every child’s journey into our nursery as seamless as possible.

In the summer term before your child starts nursery you will be invited to an open evening where you can meet the staff and have a look around our setting. We will also explain about the ‘nursery day’ for your child, uniform requirements, drop offs, collections and other day-to-day things you will need to know.

You will also be invited to sign up for a home visit, this will allow your child to meet two of the nursery staff they will be working with but is also a chance for you to have an informal chat to the staff about your child and if you have any worries, concerns or questions they can help to answer them there.

Your child will be invited during the summer term for a small introduction session at the nursery. This allows them to see their new nursery and explore, we ask parents to stay for this session.