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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Nursery Admissions

The County Council no longer administer Nursery admissions. Please apply directly to our school if you would like a place for the term after your child turns three. For more information about our Nursery and wrap around care, please see below and the information booklet and application form to the right. A copy of the information booklet can also be viewed at the bottom of the page. 


Nursery Education


At Berkswich CE Primary, we are unique in the fact that we provide whole day, teacher-led Nursery provision for children aged three and four. 30 hours ‘free’ childcare is an entitlement for most working parents with three and four year olds. Parents are encouraged to apply for this funding; please follow the link (below/right) to find out more.


At present, Berkswich CE Nursery is able to admit twenty one pupils in our morning Nursery sessions and twenty one pupils in our afternoon sessions. All places should be applied for through our governor run Nursery Admissions Procedure. 


Our morning Nursery sessions commence at 8:45am and finish at 11:45am. A lunch club is offered for all Nursery children between 11:45am and 12:30pm. Afternoon Nursery sessions run from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. Further wrap-around provision is available from 7:45am until Nursery starts and from the end of afternoon Nursery, until 5:30pm.


We warmly welcome children who have just turned three to our  Nursery sessions. Please see our Nursery information Guide.


We offer an excellent model of transition to our Nursery, in order to ensure that children are happy and confident when they start their education at Berkswich. There are a number of parent and child taster sessions available; parents and children are invited into school on a weekly basis during the second part of the Summer Term, prior to the children beginning at Berkswich in the September. We also offer bespoke transition sessions for those children who may turn three later in the year and join us during the Spring and Summer Terms.


For further information about funding choices, starting points, admissions criteria or an application form, please click on the links on the right. If you require paper copies of any of the information, then please contact the school office. Completed forms should be returned via or to the school. 

Click below to download the Nursery forms, Berkswich CE Nursery Admissions Policy, Information Guide for Parents, and to access more information regarding funding.

Are you eligible to claim Tax-Free Childcare?

Tax-Free Childcare is an online government service for parents to make payments to their childcare providers, this can be used at Cedars before and after school club and for Nursery wrap-around. For every £8 a parent pays into their Childcare account, the government will add an extra £2 to their Childcare Account, parents need to check their eligibility via the link below.


Parents can then use that money to make childcare payments directly to the school’s bank account. To access the service and to find out more please visit the site via the link below.