At Dishforth CE Primary School we welcome children into our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) class once they have turned 3. Our EYFS class is run by very experienced Early Years staff – Mrs Chaplin , a qualified teacher, who is supported by Mrs Hainsworth, an Advanced Teaching Assistant

Nursery Sessions and Funding

Children can join our setting, and access funded sessions, from the term after they turn three. All children can access 15 hours of funded sessions, and if eligible, may be able to access up to 30 hours of childcare per week. Please speak to the school office to find out more about eligibility for the 30 hours funding.

Subject to availability, parents are able to pay for additional sessions, beyond 15 hours, if they do not qualify for the 30 hours funding. Parents are also able to pay for sessions in the interim period between their child turning 3 and their child’s funding starting, the term after they turn 3.

Nursery sessions are available:

Mornings Monday to Friday 8:45 to 11:45

Afternoons Monday to Friday 12:15 to 3:15

Full days Monday to Friday (8.45 – 3.15)

Parents are able to choose which sessions their child attends nursery (subject to availability).

Lunch Club

A Lunch club (run by Mrs Hainsworth) is available Monday to Friday from 11:45 to 12:30 (chargeable for children accessing 15 hours of funding). The lunch club provides flexibility for parents to send their child to nursery for a mixture of full days or extended half days. Parents are able to purchase a school meal or send a packed lunch for their child.

Transition into Nursery

We understand that starting nursery is an important milestone for both the parents and the child. In order to help the transition into nursery children are invited to a 1-hour settling-in session the week before they are due to start. Additional sessions may be organised to ensure smooth transition into nursery.

If you would like more information, or to arrange a visit to our EYFS unit, please contact the school on or 01845 577206. We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Newsletter 25 18th March 2024

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Newsletter 24 11th March 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, We have another busy week in school this week with a science workshop and Comic Relief Day on Friday! Comic Relief Day – Friday 15th March On Friday 15th March school will be supporting the Comic Relief Day where children can wear red noses and...

Newsletter 23 4th March 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, We have a lovely week to look forward to in school this week with World Book Day on Thursday along with our promotional  school dinner and vegetable book character competition! A huge thank you as well to everyone who has supported the book fair...

Newsletter 20 5th February 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, I can’t believe we are at the end of another half term this week as we break-up on Friday at 3.15pm. We will look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 19th February.

Newsletter 19 29th January 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,I hope you have all had a great weekend. We had a busy week in school last week with the crosscountry event and hedge planting. There are a few new events to look out for in this week’snewsletter so please read carefully!Thank you to everyone who...

Newsletter 39 17th July 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, We have had a super year in school and we are all looking forward to spending time at home with our families for a few weeks over the summer break and hopefully we will be able to enjoy some lovely weather as well! We have much to be proud of at...

Newsletter 36 26th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend due to the staff training day. We have a very enjoyable and busy few weeks left of the academic year – please keep checking diary dates at the end of the newsletter for any last-minute changes to...

Newsletter 35 19th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. Just a reminder that school is closed for the children this Friday (23rd June) for a staff training day.

Newsletter 33 5th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all had a fantastic week off school and enjoyed some sunshine which looks set to continue this week. We have a busy half term ahead as we move towards the end of the academic year with many things to look forward to – please keep...