Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.

Reception slots

Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am

Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am

Nursery slots

Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am

Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm

Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am

To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

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Coming to Nursery and Reception

Every moment is a fresh beginning - T.S. Elliot


Here at Berkswich, we understand that starting in a setting can be scary, new and exciting all at once, not only for the children, but for the families as well. Therefore we provide several opportunities that enable a smooth transition, which will help the children settle into their new environment. 


  • Open days before the Nursery and Reception closing dates are available for all prospective families to visit the school. Led by one of the senior school, families can walk around, speak to the children, see the provision, meet the teachers and ask as many questions as they wish.
  • Before your child starts, up to four transition sessions are arranged. Families are welcome to attend the first session to see how this works, see the teaching staff in action and join in the fun!
  • Teaching staff will ask to visit your previous setting, whether this is home, a school nursery or childminders. This is to help our staff meet and talk to each child individually, so that we can meet the needs of each individual child.
  • During the summer term, all families will be invited to attend a evening meeting, where they can learn about the day to day events within Nursery and Reception, look around the Early Years without children and ask questions to all staff members.
  • Once you've accepted your place at Berkswich, you'll be invited to attend a range of events. This helps the new children see existing pupils partake in events that they will soon be a part of. These include nativities, musical extravaganzas, summer fayres and much more!


Along with these events, you'll receive a personalised welcome pack, which includes all the information you could need.


If you would like to arrange a walk around of Early Years and the rest of the school, please contact the school office and request a visit.