Southwold Primary About Us

Our Nursery Provision

Busy Beehive

Welcome to the Southwold Nursery. We are a maintained Nursery offering government-funded childcare for both 15 and 30 hour placements.

Our Nursery hours are:

Provision TypeNursery Hours
15 hours8:45-11:45am
30 hours8:45-3:15pm


For families not entitled to 30 hour provision, they can pay for the afternoon session at £15 per session.

Packed lunches have to be provided for all children attending for 30 hours.

We take children from the term after their 3rd birthday.

eg September intake – children who turned 3 between 1st April and 31st August

January intake – children who turned 3 between 1st September and 31st December

April intake – children who turned 3 between 1st January and 31st March


What we can offer

  • A caring, experienced EYFS team with consistently high expectations, modelling and building positive relationships
  • Support system based on choices when things go wrong
  • A values-based approach which promotes positivity, respect, honesty, determination but most importantly happiness.
  • Daily circle and reflection time for all
  • Assemblies model and celebrate values within our unit and wider school
  • Family Learning sessions for parents and children
  • Opportunities to work alongside your child in Maths and Phonics

How you can prepare your child for starting school

  • Talk positively about school.
  • Help your child to recognise their name.
  • Help your child to write their name using only a capital letter at the beginning.
  • Help your child to count to 10 and recognise numbers to 10 by playing games.
  • Get your child to practise dressing and undressing into uniform and into PE kit. Teach them to do their own coat zip up.
  • Teach your child how to use a toilet and wash their hands.
  • Get your child to practise using a knife and fork.
  • Play some board games with your child and help them to take turns and share.

How to apply

If you are thinking about sending your child to our Busy Beehive then please see below the information you will need to apply. You can also obtain a hard copy of this form from the school office.

If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01869 324061 or at [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application.

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