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.

BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Discover our Nursery

At Nursery we love playing and exploring. We offer a range of interesting and stimulating activities that enable the children to be active in their own learning. They have opportunities to build on their experiences, delight in their achievements and develop creative and critical thinking. Thus, developing children that are confident, capable learners.

Daily Timetable




 8:45 Gate opens

 The children will be greeted by their teacher Miss Allen (Mon-Wed), Mrs Abrol (Thur-Fri)

or Mrs Gilbert (TA)

8:45- 9:00 Registration time

9:00 Introduction to morning activities including phonics

9:15 Session one indoor and outdoor activities

10:00 Snack time

10:15 Number time

10:30 Session two indoor and outdoor activities

11:15 Story time and prayer

11:45 Lunchtime/Home time





 The children who attend in the afternoon will be greeted by their teacher Miss Allen (Mon-Tue), Mrs Abrol (Wed-Fri) or Mrs Gilbert (TA) at the school front entrance

12:20-12:35 Registration time

12:35 Introduction to afternoon activities

12:50 Session one indoor and outdoor activities

1:45 Snack time

2:00 Intervention time

2:15 Session two indoor and outdoor activities

2:45 Story time and prayer

3:20 Home time






Coats and Wellies

The children will need a coat, wellies and a puddle suit as they are in the outdoor area daily. They will also be taking part in forest school activities each week. Wellies and puddle suits can be kept in nursery. During the Winter months children may also need hats, scarves and gloves.  Please make sure each item is labelled.


Water bottles

Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle each day and it is filled with water before coming to nursery.



Homework will be put on Tapestry on a Thursday and will need to be completed by the following Tuesday



P.E sessions will take place on a Tuesday morning. From January the children will need a named PE kit. The PE kits will be kept in school on the children's pegs and will be sent home every half term to be washed. 


Spare clothes

Children will need a bag with spare named clothes. These can be left on the children’s peg in case of toileting or water accidents.


Snack time 

Milk and fruit will be provided daily. The children are welcome to bring in their own healthy snack.