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

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Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years at Berkswich


Here in the Early Years, we aim to provide all children with a wide range of experiences that will allow them to develop academically, spiritually and socially to reach their full potential, within a Christian context.

In their early years, children develop physically, cognitively and emotionally at a faster rate than at any other time in their lives.  At Berkswich, we strive to provide a balance of child-initiated play, with focused and structured learning, to ensure that the children relish learning to read, write, use numbers, think mathematically, explore their world and make creations. Through child-led interests, children are given a holistic approach to learning, where their innate curiosity is built upon in a safe, homely environment.   
Children in Nursery and Reception are immersed in a rich learning environment filled with awe and wonder, where opportunities and experiences allow them to flourish in all aspects of their development. This includes opportunities in indoor, outdoor and local areas, where activities are planned to excite, intrigue and motivate children in their learning.  
We appreciate that all children are different and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school which is nurturing and has a clear focus on how each individual child learns.