New Nursery 2021 - Transition arrangements Summer 2021

5th July 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,



Nursery Provision for September 2021

We are delighted that you have chosen English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary school for your child and we are excited to welcome them to our Nursery and our wider school family in September.

Further to our previous information letter, dated 16 June 2021, we have now received preferences for the days of provision.

If you selected 'no preference' or did not reply with your preference, then we have allocated the days of provision for you. 

You will receive a letter with the confirmation of your preference, as well as start dates within the next few days. Please allow time for the letter to arrive before contacting the school office.


A reminder of the preferences as shown below:


             Preference 1                          

Monday                       9.00am – 3.15pm

Tuesday                       9.00am – 3.15pm

Wednesday                 9.00am – 11.30am




          Preference 2                          

Wednesday                 12.45pm – 3.15pm

Thursday                     9.00am – 3.15pm

Friday                          9.00am – 3.15pm


Children would need to bring in a packed lunch to having during lunchtime on their full days.

I’m sure you will all be aware that the current Covid restrictions were extended beyond 21st June so we have had to make some changes to our plans for transition events and end of year activities. We have received additional guidance from Health and Safety and Public Health about Covid safety measures.  Unfortunately, as a result of the new guidance, we have had to curtail plans for events where we would normally have parents/family members in attendance.


We know that one of the best ways to get to know a school is to visit. Sadly the changes to the guidance prevents us from being able to host any ‘stay and play’ sessions or visits for ‘new starters’ before the end of term.


We are however delighted to be able to share with you a virtual tour and an information video that we have filmed of the school's early years provision and information from our EYFS Phase leader, Mrs S. Foster.  The videos and other key information can be found on the Nursery information page, by clicking here


In addition, we have arranged for Mrs Foster, our EYFS phase leader and Nursery teacher to give parents a telephone call to introduce herself, chat with parents and answer any questions you may have before starting with us in September.

The telephone calls will take place on the following days:


Preference 1 - Monday 12th July

preference 2 - Friday 16th July


Time slots have been allocated which will be in your welcome letter.


We appreciate that these changes are not what we had hoped for however, We do hope that this helps support with your child’s transition into school and we look forward to welcoming them into our school properly in September

If your child is entitled to 30 hours funding you can arrange the extra hours with Chillout Time Childcare who can be contacted on 07960 230 534 / 07930 354832, for further details on places and how to apply. Chillout also provide provide breakfast club (7:55am-9:00am), after school club (3:00pm-5:50pm) and holiday club ( 8:00am-5:50pm)  for children aged 3-12 years old.

Find out more about 30 Hours funded childcare here

We wish you a safe and happy summer and look forward to welcoming you into our family at English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School.

Miss M Elliott