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We have attractive school grounds, including a beautiful outdoor learning area, which the children use as part of the wider curriculum on a free flow basis. The learning opportunities are well planned and engage each child in age appropriate play. We are passionate about our role in society and strive to devise a rich and diverse curriculum to inspire and engage all our children.

Whittingham's nursery curriculum recognises that the Early Years curriculum should be built upon; learning through play and exciting challenges, whilst also placing, the prime areas, personal, social and emotional development and attitudes and behaviours at its core. We aim to create the highest standards in learning and teaching. We strongly believe that our children should develop a love for learning that prepares them for their future, whilst ensuring that they feel safe and secure and that they have opportunities to relish in challenges on a daily basis, to facilitate reaching their full potential. 

Our school is a multi-cultural school, we are proud that our children and families are from a diversity of backgrounds and speak a wide range of languages. We value and showcase our community and families around our school and we celebrate diversity throughout our curriculum to ensure all pupils and families feel valued.

The curriculum is designed to allow for diverse and differentiated outcomes to be developed for each pupil. This aims to ensure that a strong foundation is developed and that this serves as a solid basis for a child’s learning journey. As such, every child is carefully nurtured to aspire to be a forever reader, learner and researcher! 

Our curriculum allows pupils to experience and produce work that they may not be exposed to until much later in life. Children are enabled to develop transferable skills that can be applied both across the curriculum, and outside of the classroom environment. Every child should be seen as a budding flower to be carefully nurtured. We will facilitate the growth of each child towards becoming well-rounded and insightful individuals.  

Admissions into our Nursery are managed by the school, children can join our Nursery at the start of the term that falls after their third birthday.

When your child turns 3


When they can start


1 September to 31 December


Term starting on or after 1 January


1 January to 31 March


Term starting on or after 1 April


1 April to 31 August


Term starting on or after 1 September


The Nursery is made up of three different sessions: morning, afternoon, and full time. The timings for these sessions are as follows, daily, Monday to Friday.

Morning: 8.45am – 11.45pm

Afternoon: 12.30pm – 15.30pm

Full Time: 8.45am to 15.30pm (This session requires a 30-hour code)

You can apply for any of the above sessions, however, if we are able to offer you a place in our nursery, we cannot guarantee an offer of your requested session.

If you are interested in enrolling your child into our nursery, please register your interest by completing this form: Register Interest Application Form. 

Please note: the offer to a Nursery place does not guarantee the offer of a place in Reception. An application will need to be made with Waltham Forest , please visit Home | eAdmissions. to apply for a Primary School Place (Reception to Year 6).


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