Plaistow Hill Primary 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

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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NURSERY And pre-school

At Plaistow Hill we offer high-quality nursery and Pre-school education. We are a happy and caring provision that caters for children from two to four years of age.

The Nursery is the first stage of the of education for children aged 2 years old. The next phase is the Pre-school for children aged 3 and 4 years old. Sessions are led by highly qualified and experienced staff. 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. Wee also utilise school facilities such as the school hall and the Library.

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. 

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.

 Mrs Smith is the Nursery Teacher and Mrs Carne HLTA


 The experienced teaching assistants in nursery are Mrs Carne, Mrs Warn Miss Phipps and Mrs Haddy


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 - My Senses and Me

Autumn term 2- Nursery rhymes

Spring Term  3 - Bears, Bears Everywhere

Spring Term 4 - Down on the Farm

Summer Term 5- Once Upon a Time

Summer Term 6 - All Creatures Great and Small

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

Alpha blocks 


Apply for a Nursery space

Please contact the school office on 01752 365410 or