Nursery – Welcome!

Morning Nursery sessions run from 9.00 -11:30am
Afternoon Nursery sessions run from 12:40 -3:10pm
The day for full time children starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.10pm.

Please ensure that your child is here for the start of the session, to avoid disrupting the class.

Welcome to the SPRING TERM 2018 

Our theme for the Spring Term is Traditional Tales.

We sent home Nursery News for Spring Term 2018 and our topic web at the beginning of term.


Katy (Teacher)
Aysha (Teaching Assistant)
Jade (Teaching Assistant)
Sally (Teaching Assistant)
Sue (Lunchtime)

In accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, your child will be assigned a ‘Key Person’ at Swaffield Nursery.
The whole Nursery team will ensure your child feels safe and cared for in the Nursery and will play an active role in your child’s development. Your child’s key person takes particular responsibility for making sure that your child’s needs are being met appropriately, and that records of development and progress are shared with parents and other professionals as necessary.
Should you wish to share successes or have any concerns regarding your child, please talk to your key person.


  • Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March – Parents’ Evening – by appointment
  • Friday 23rd March: please come along to our Spring Assembly (approximate timings: 9.05am to 9.25am) in the Bottom Hall where Nursery and Reception will be doing a song and a poem
  • Thursday 3rd May: Nursery will be closed all day as it is being used as a Polling Station for the Local Government Elections
  • We will be visiting the library this term – please look out for information on dates and also the parent sign-up sheet
  • Please check Dates for Your Diary and Term Dates.
  • Swaffield School App: we post information regularly and communicate with parents via our school app; please ensure you download the app and register using the security code (available for the School Office or Front Desk).


  • Please check your child’s PACT folder for school letters
  • Please make sure your child arrives at school by 9am at the latest and is picked up by the end of their session. We usually open the doors five minutes early, so that it is easier for us to dismiss the children.

Break Time: – your child will be offered a fruit/vegetable snack during the morning for full-time and morning children and during the afternoon for afternoon children.
Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children. Find out more including how to register by visiting

Lunch: – Lunch for full-time pupils begins at 11.30am.  Follow this link for information about school lunch and our menu. Each day you need to write a slip to tell us what your child wants to have for lunch that day and give this to the nursery staff. You may decide on a half-termly basis whether your child will have school lunch or packed lunch and need to inform the School Office if you wish to change.

End of the Day: – Please collect your child promptly at the end of the session. You should phone the School Office if you are delayed. Children who aren’t collected on time are taken to the School Office to wait for you. If you have arranged for someone else to collect your child, please inform the class teacher or other member of the Nursery Team. Please do not take friends’ family or neighbours’ children unless this has previously been arranged by adults.


Nursery pupils must wear school uniform but do not need a P.E. kit. Please follow this link for information about uniform and the link to the supplier where it can be ordered.

We’re always available to talk to you on a daily basis if you have anything that you’d like to discuss.

Starting Nursery

We hope children will settle into Nursery quickly and happily into class and ask parents to support us in helping them feel positive about the ‘starting school’ experience. If you are concerned after dropping off your child please phone the School Office on 020 8874 2825, please do not go back to the classroom.

The Induction Booklet for Nursery here gives you more information about  the school routine and how to help your child settle in.


Swaffield is a ‘healthy school’ and we don’t allow sweets, chocolates or cakes (including birthday cakes) to be brought into class. If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.