Water Hall Nursery

Here at Water Hall Nursery we accept children from 3 years old into our modern, well-resourced nursery. We have highly trained, experienced and motivated staff with a passion for child growth and development. Our environment is stimulating and nurturing and we are able to prepare children for learning and ease the transition into school life.

Our Sessions

We offer two options for sessions; morning or all day

  • 15 hours a week – Morning session 8:35am – 11:35am
  • 30 hours a week – All day 8:35-3:30 (2:30 on a Friday)

All parents are entitled to 15 hours free which start from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.

You can top up your 15 hours with extra sessions, charged at £15 per session.

Children who attend morning sessions only can also attend lunch club for a small charge.

Parents may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare, eligibility depends on the following:

  • if you are working
  • how much you earn
  • your child’s circumstances
  • your nationality

For more information and details on how to apply please visit – https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

Our Nursery is open term time only.

Applications

You may apply early and we will hold your application for the time that your child starts.

Your child can join us at any time, although there are three main intake dates for nursery children throughout the year;

  • September: for children born between April and August.
  • January: for children born between September and December.
  • April: for children born between January and March

You can apply for your nursery place at any time:

  • Download an application form here Nursery Application Form
  • Collect an application form from the school office Fern Grove, Bletchley
  • Call us and ask that an application be posted to you 01908 377 833
  • Email us and ask that an application be posted to you office@waterhallprimary.co.uk

If you are interested in a tour of the nursery (and our school) please telephone the school and this can be arranged for you. Call 01908 377 833.

Lunch

Children staying for lunch (lunch club or 30 hours per week) can bring their own packed lunch or purchase a school lunch (see school lunches page for details of the meals offered). Some children may be entitled to a free school meal depending on individual circumstances (see Free School Meals page for information about this). Examples of the menu are available on our School Meals page.

Staff Introductions

Sallie Evans

Early Years Lead for Reception and Nursery

Hi, my name is Sallie Evans and I am the reception class teacher and early years lead at Water Hall Primary.

I have been working in early years for over 30 years, caring for and educating children from the very youngest babies to the end of their foundation year. I also have experience throughout the primary age group but my love and passion is with early years . I started my career as a nursery nurse many years ago, before I studied to gain my early years teacher status.

 I believe these qualifications really helped me to understand how children learn and develop and gave me the knowledge and skills to support them to achieve their full potential.

Linda Nash

Nursery Teacher

Hi, my name is Linda Nash and I am the qualified teacher in Nursery.

Over the last six years, I have worked in a variety of settings, teaching and supporting children from different backgrounds . I particularly enjoy working in early years because each day enables me an opportunity to tap into their unique understanding of the world around them. I believe children learn through play and providing an enabling environment helps them to flourish, grow in confidence and become more independent. I have a degree in B A (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, a certificate in ‘Paediatric First Aid’ and currently studying for a Level 2 certificate in ‘Counselling and Supporting Children’s Mental Health’.

Maria Sharp

Nursery Nurse

Hi, I’m Maria Sharp and I’m a Nursery Nurse at Water Hall Nursery.

I have worked with children for a total of 22 years with 20 of these being at Water Hall and most of my career has been working with 3-5 year olds. 

I enjoy reading traditional stories to the children, teaching them the key phrases and actions to learn alongside the stories. I also like messy play, especially making playdough with the children and painting using different tools to show different skills. 

I have held a ‘NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing’ since 1996 and I have a ‘Paediatric First Aid’ certificate that I keep updated.

"The teachers have helped my kids so much in their learning as well as helping bring them out of themselves! Since being at this school, my daughter is now almost a year ahead in her reading and my son, who is in nursery, is shocking us with what he can do! I genuinely cannot express how grateful I am to these wonderful teachers who will go above and beyond to help each pupil as an individual!"
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