Evenlode Primary School

Always being our best, for ourselves and for each other






Come and meet the team! We are a large and dedicated team. The nursery teachers is Miss S Nugent. Nursery have five wonderful LSAs: Mrs Moger (HLTA), Mrs Skone, Mrs Corbett and Mrs Reynolds and Mrs Kitson. 



The Nursery offers two part-time sessions during the day:

             Morning Session:         9.00 - 11.30 am

             Afternoon Session:    12.45 - 3.15 pm


The nursery currently accommodates a staggered intake for the first 10 minutes of each session and then the doors are locked for security reasons.  However, we do expect children to arrive promptly as it helps teach them about the importance of being on time and we do not want them to miss out on any learning opportunities.  The beginning and end of the sessions are very important as we share and review ideas and learning.   



A weekly contribution of £2.00 per child enables us to enhance the Nursery curriculum by providing cooking activities, playdough, snacks for Group Time, inviting visitors into the classroom and helping to subsidise trips and visitors.  Families can pay at the Office weekly, half-termly or termly.



The Welsh Government childcare offer will be available in all areas of the Vale of Glamorgan from Summer Term 2019. 

Applications open on 4 March 2019 for children who are eligible to start or are already attending Foundation Phased Nursery from 29 April 2019.


The offer is made up of 30 hours combined education and childcare and will be offered to eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds for up to 48 weeks of the year. You can find further information here


Play and Learn


Play and Learn is a short programme of parent workshops designed and delivered by staff to help parents find out about how and what their child is learning in school.  We will also provide little tips for supporting learning at home.  It is an informal, play-based programme consisting of 2 sessions over two weeks.  The programmes take place during the normal Nursery session, and are full of fun activities for parents/carers to do alongside their child, practising the questions and language that will further support and develop their child's learning and thinking skills in school and at home.


You don't need to bring anything - just a willing pair of hands - and simply enjoy being '3 years old' for a day, meeting your child's friends and favourite places to go / things to do. 


You will be finding out about helping your child develop their pre-literacy skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in week 1.  In week 2 you will help to develop your child's maths understanding as we investigate and problem solve using all the aspects of mathematics, not just counting and numbers!  During the two weeks we can have a chance to talk about how to help your child understand about and structure their day and practise personal, social and emotional skills - Parents always say how useful our behaviour pointers are!


So if you're interested in the next Play and Learn programme, please chat with your child's teacher to add your name to the list.  



Getting to Know You Workshops

Soon after your child has settled Parents and carers are invited to join school-based workshops led by the staff showing how the Nursery organises its day and delivers the Foundation Phase curriculum.


You will come away with a wealth of information about how you can help at home with early writing and reading skills, and how important it is to play outside and develop strong muscles even before you start to write!


You will also have an opportunity to enjoy meeting other parents and maybe even see first-hand how your child is playing and learning.


It's also a chance for us to get to know you better and see what skills you have that can support the school - if you're willing!