t. 01223 712200   e. office@queenedith.cambs.sch.uk

Nursery Closure

Nursery will be closed on 4th and 5th September. Nursery will open again on Friday the 6th September to any children who usually attend a Friday session.




Nursery Information

Nursery Prospectus

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.

Autumn Term

Nursery Yearly Overviews

To see our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum please click here.

Nursery Admissions

At our Queen Edith Nursery we are pleased to be able to offer 4 different 15 hour packages:

Morning Sessions – Monday to Friday 8.45 to 11.45 am

Afternoon Sessions – Monday to Friday 12.30 to 3.30 pm

First half of the week Sessions

8.45 am to 3.30 pm – Monday and Tuesday

8.45 to 11.45 am – Wednesday

Lunch supervision will be provided on Monday and Tuesday at a cost of £3 per day.  Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.

Second half of the week Sessions

12.30 to 3.30 pm – Wednesday

8.45 am to 3.30 pm – Thursday and Friday

Lunch supervision will be provided on a Thursday and Friday at a cost of £3 per day.  Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.

As there are only a limited number of spaces available for each package places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  To apply for a place, or to find out more about Nursery Admissions please contact the office at Queen Edith (01223) 712200.

Funded 30 hours sessions:

We are a government funded nursery and are now offering 15 and 30 funded hours to qualifying families.

Monday – Friday 8:45am  – 3:30pm
Lunch supervision will be provided at a cost of £3 per day.  Parents can pay for a hot school meal or provide a packed lunch.

The nursery’s catchment area includes families living in the Queen Edith area.

At Queen Edith Nursery we follow the Cambridgeshire Admissions Policy for all Nursery aged children wishing to attend our setting. For the complete policy please consult: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20059/schools_and_learning/363/apply_for_a_school_place/3

We accept applications from children over 3 years of age. Parents are required to provide proof of their child’s date of birth and home address as part of their application.

For applications received for a child seeking admission in the term after their third birthday, where more applications are received than places are available, places will be allocated in accordance with the following over-subscription criteria:

Children who have a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care plan that names the school will be admitted (for fifteen hours only) before the over-subscription criteria are applied. Those children with a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plan that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment to determine an appropriate place.

  1. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order;
  2. Children with a high level of need who have been referred by a Social Worker, Health professional, Pre-School Specialist Support Teacher, Special Needs Officer or the Traveller Referral Team;
  3. Children with a sibling at Queen Emma School that live in our catchment area
  4. Children in our catchment area (in age order. Oldest first)
  5. Children with a sibling at Queen Emma School that do not live in our catchment area
  6. Children out of catchment area (in age order. Oldest first)

If the child does not get a place they will be put onto a waiting list in the above criteria NOT according to the date of application. When a place becomes available the next eligible family on our waiting list will be contacted to establish whether the vacancy will suit their needs. The closing dates for applications are:

Information and application forms are available from the Nursery, the County Council website and from the LA Admissions Team.

Letters to families, either offering or refusing places for their children will be sent out as follows:

Letter will be issued no later than:

Term Applied ForLetter will be issued no later than:
Autumn Term 2017End of July 2017
Spring Term 2018End of November 2017
Summer Term 2018End of February 2018
Autumn Term 2018End of June 2018

The offer made by the Nursery will be for 15 or 30 funded hours and we will endeavour to meet all funded requirements dependant on availablility and staffing levels.


Mrs Shooter


Mrs Newman



New Term

Nursery has welcomed new children this term. We are very pleased that they are all settling so well and have already started to make new friends.

In addition to settling in, the children have enjoyed learning inspired by our theme of Rainbows and have been busy singing the Rainbow song, dancing with scarves, painting rainbows on large paper and the whiteboard, playing rainbow games and making a rainbow fruit salad!



Autumn Term B

Children in nursery have enjoyed learning about a range of themes this half term. We have been learning the story of the Little Red Hen and enjoyed performing a Christmas themed Little Red Hen story that the children had written for their families at our Celebration. The children explored flour and enjoyed making their own play dough and role play bread. We have learnt about Diwali and Bonfire night and enjoyed a visit from a parent who talked to us about Hanukah celebrations. We have enjoyed our Nature Garden and have enjoyed planting bulbs and raking and sweeping the autumn leaves. Children enjoyed making and decorating cakes and sharing them with families at our Christmas celebration.



Autumn Term A

Children in nursery have been settling in well and enjoying both our indoor and outdoor areas. They have enjoyed exploring our garden and nature garden and recently went on a walk on the school field to look for signs of autumn. They have been painting, printing, riding bikes and scooters and enjoying a wide range of cooking in our mud kitchen. We marked the end of half term with our Books and Biscuits session for parents. Children enjoyed sharing books and eating the biscuits they had baked for the occasion.