Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

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  • "They have an amazing approach to teaching"
  • "My child adores school. The sense of fun and excitement you put into learning and teaching is great!"
  • "It's a welcoming environment where the teachers always make time for me."
  • "The school culture and environment is friendly, approachable and caring."
  • "The school is supportive, dedicated and a happy place to be."
  • "I like the way each child is treated individually."
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The Nursery and Reception class children work closely together with a wonderful outdoor space which the children are able to access on a daily basis. Our Nursery takes children from the first term after their 3rd birthday, and we offer 15 and 30 hour funded sessions.

Sessions are led by a qualified Teacher, supported by Early Years trained Teaching Assistant. We have a lovely light and airy space, with plenty of room for all our children. The children have access to a secure outdoor area with excellent resources. The children are also able to use other school facilities such as the Hall and the Library.

The Nursery staff are able to prepare the children well for the transition into school and as a result, the children make a flying start to school.

The teachers in nursery are Mrs Smith and Mrs Young


 The experienced teaching assistants in nursery are Mrs Asplin, Mrs Conlon and Miss Palmer


Our curriculum 

We plan a wide range of opportunities for children to learn through fun, hands on experiences in both adult led and child initiated activities. We use Development matters to guide the planning of our activities. We focus on three prime areas, which are made up: Personal, Social & Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. 

Children will be given opportunities to learn at their own level and we often follow the children's interests to help us plan fun and exciting activities. We love the outdoors and always plan activities that involve the environment around us. We also have a designated 'Forest School' session which children will have the opportunity every week.

Our learning

Click on the following links to see the topics that we will be learning about in each term and throughout the year. We follow the children's interests and plan activities to meet their needs so these plans can change.

Nursery topic grid 

Autumn term 1 - Medium Term Plan - My Senses and Me

Autumn term 2 - Medium Term Plan - Nursery Rhymes


More Information

  • Our Nursery sessions are 8.35 - 11.35 (morning session) and 12.00 - 3.00 (afternoon session)
  • The Nursery children can attend Breakfast club. It runs from 7.30 - 8.35 every day and costs £2.50 per session.
  • Nursery children can also attend our After School club. It runs from 3.00 until 5.15. Session costs are £4.50 until 4.15, or £7.00 until 5.15.
  • Your child's 15 hours free entitlement can be taken flexibly, including full days.
  • You can buy additional sessions for your child (e.g. 8.35 - 11.35 or 12.00 - 3.00) at a cost of £15 per session.
  • For 15 hours funded children attending a full day, and 30 hour funded children, there is a £2.50 charge per day to cover the additional half of childcare (funding is for 6 hours per day, and the school day is 6.5 hours).
  • The Nursery children can bring a packed lunch to school, or purchase a hot meal from the school kitchen for £1.50.


Some useful websites

Top Marks Maths - Interactive maths activities

Top Marks Literacy - Interactive literacy activities

 Phonics play - Phonics listening activities 

Jump start Jonny  - fun workouts

Number blocks

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