Ladybirds Class (3 – 4 years)

Ladybirds class

In the Ladybirds Class the school day, during term time, is from 8.00am-3.10pm. We are open for an extended day from 7.30am-6.00pm if necessary.

Our beautiful Canterbury Nursery is a friendly and caring environment in which children take their all-important first steps in school.

We cover the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework using a topic approach.

Learning in Ladybird Class is about experimenting, investigating, discussing and playing – with great emphasis on fun. Inside, the Nursery comprises two adjoining rooms, one of which is a large, airy, beautifully-resourced playroom, and a ‘messy’ room for exploring and creating with sand, water, paint, textiles and junk materials. Outside, there is ample space in the garden for running, sports, trike riding, climbing, playing in the mud kitchen, gardening and playing on the St Edmund’s train.

Nursery day timings are flexible – children can stay for mornings until noon, stay for lunch until 1.30pm, or all day until 3.10pm. Parents can claim government funding for morning sessions. We offer a year round provision (49 weeks of the year) with early start and late stay available from 7.30am – 6pm. 

Our Nursery is situated on our beautiful 2-18 school site and benefits from the whole school facilities.

For information about Early Years Free Education Funding please click here.

To follow our Nursery and Pre-Prep on Instagram please click here.

Ladybirds Timetable

7.30-8.00amBreakfast club includes a choice of cereals, bread, toast, porridge, fruit and drinks. (Option available on request)
8.00amNursery Day starts
12.00Morning Session finishes
12.00Lunch includes a choice of delicious, healthy, hot and cold options. Look at the menus for more detail.
1.30pmExtended Morning Session finishes
3.10-3.30pmNursery day finishes
3.30-5.30pmLate Stay this provision is run by Pre-Prep staff on our site. A cold/hot meal is provided at 4.45pm.
5.30-6.00Extended Late stay (option available on request)

'The children are able to access a wide variety of resources and experiences to extend their understanding and development'.

Miss Pippa Ashenden, Nursery Manager

ladybirds Term Time Fees

7.30-8.00£4.50 (Including Breakfast)
8.00-12.00£3.49 (Including mid-morning snack)
8.00-1.30£13.94 (including mid-morning snack and lunch)
8.00-3.30£27.88 (including mid-morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)
3.30-5.30 Late stay£8.20
£4.60 (3:30 – 4:30), including hot/cold meal
£3.60 (4:30 – 5:30), including hot/cold meal
3.30-6.00 Extended Late Stay£10.25 (option available on request)

(Term weeks are usually Michaelmas 13, Lent 11 and Summer 10 but can vary slightly. )