Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Nursery Places Available from September 2023 

Lexden Primary School benefits from a  thriving 26 place Nursery class led by a qualified teacher.

Offering both full and part time sessions for three and four year olds, Nursery children are taught and nurtured  in a caring, stimulating and challenging learning environment built around the children’s needs, interests and passions.  Our experienced team of Nursery staff work in partnership with parents to cultivate children’s wellbeing, enabling them to become confident, resilient and independent learners.

Parents are able to pay for their sessions via Government funding vouchers (15hr Free Early Years Education Entitlement or 30hr Extended Entitlement) or pay the school directly for additional sessions over their free entitlement. Children who attend whole day sessions are able to book and pay for a nutritious hot school lunch. The school also runs a popular (pre-bookable) Breakfast Club that Nursery children are welcome to attend dependent upon availability.

To register your interest in a Nursery place, please complete the ‘Nursery Place, Registration of Interest Form’ found under the 'NURSERY' tab above and return it to the school office marked FAO of Charmaine Scott.

We will be delighted to invite you in to visit the school as soon as the current social distancing restrictions are lifted.

We look forward to meeting you and your family very soon.

Welcome to our Nursery

In our Nursery, we aim to develop and expand on all the good work you have done with your child during the pre-school years.

In the Foundation Stage our teaching builds on what your child has already learned from their daily experiences with you as parents and as a family.

Our Nursery teacher and staff are committed and enthusiastic, and has the knowledge, skills and experience to help each child achieve.


Nursery Curriculum

Nursery education forms the first part of the Foundation Stage, and the curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


Children learn through first-hand experience, play-based and teacher-led activities. They are encouraged to take part in enjoyable learning activities in the classroom and outdoors in the enclosed Nursery Garden, where the outdoor environment challenges and inspires children. We encourage sustained concentration, interest and independent learning.

Nursery children are involved in the social life of the school, helping them experience a very successful transition to our reception class in the mainstream school