At Marlborough Primary School children have access to a brand new purpose built nursery classroom and a Foundation Stage playground. The learning and play spaces inside and outside ensure a stimulating and enabling environment for young children. At Marlborough, we pride ourselves on the quality provision we have, with experienced staff and carefully selected resources that engage and interest children in learning through play.

We follow the Foundation Stage curriculum in the nursery class and further information regarding the curriculum is available on the school website.

The nursery class is staffed with a teacher and a Nursery Officer for 5 days a week. Teaching Assistants are employed as additional adults during the week.

Each September Marlborough Primary School enrols children who are 3 years old into our 26 place nursery class.

We offer 30 hour full time places from 9am until 3.00pm Monday to Friday during term time.  We do not offer part-time places.

All 3–4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education, but a further 15 additional hours are free to parents who meet the criteria. For your child to access five full time days over the week, we ask that you spend your childcare allocation with us.

Parents who are not eligible will have to pay for the additional 15 hours. The charge is £1,150 per term and a non-refundable deposit of £500 must be paid by 30th June to secure your place. Termly fees have to be paid before the start of each term and your deposit will be deducted from your final termly payment.

If you wish your child to have a school meal, this will cost £2.20 per day and must be paid at least weekly in advance.

The school also offers Breakfast Club from 7.50am each day for which there is a charge.

Eligibility rules for 30 hours of free childcare

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4
  • Both parents must be working – or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You live in England

Please contact the school office on 0207 589 8553 and speak to Kay O’Neil for further information about how to enrol your child.

Please click here to find out more about eligibility for free child care, and here to view a self-assessment pre-checker.