Dairy Meadow Primary and Nursery School

General information

Thank you for thinking about joining our school!


We hope these pages will answer any questions that you may have and provide you and your child with information that will make starting in Nursery a happy time.

We want to provide a smooth transition between home and school.


We will always do our best to keep you informed on a regular basis and we welcome any other questions that you may have.

We hope to establish a strong working partnership with you, and we recognise that parents are children’s first and most important educators.

Our ethos


We believe that Nursery children learn best through play!

The government outlines play as the most effective way that children develop and in Dairy Meadow we follow the interests of the children and ensure we provide an exciting curriculum with a stimulating learning environment.


We have high expectations for all our pupils and all of our staff are well trained in early child development.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is the statutory curriculum for all children aged 0-5.


We place great importance on teaching children to embrace and value the differences between ourselves and others.

Dairy Meadow is proud to serve a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-faith community, and we enjoy celebrating and sharing our different experiences.


We strive to empower children to believe in themselves and we work with them to develop confidence, resilience and life skills.

We teach them to take on age-appropriate responsibilities and take pride in their achievements.

Meet the teachers

Please click on the picture to find out more about them

The School Day

Morning Nursery

 The school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 11:45am.

 When dropping off your child, please use the Swift Road entrance and wait by the   Nursery gate.

Please ensure you arrive promptly so that we can begin our session smoothly! If you arrive after 9am for any reason please go to the main entrance to sign in late.

Please collect your child using the entrance on Swift Road.


Afternoon Nursery

 The school day starts at 12:15pm and finishes at 3:15pm.

When dropping off your child, please use the Swift Road entrance and wait by the   Nursery gate.

 Please ensure you arrive promptly so that we can begin our session smoothly! If you arrive after 12:30pm for any reason please go to the main reception to sign in late.

Please collect your child using the entrance on Swift Road.

For your child’s own safety, they will only be allowed home with people named on the emergency contact form, unless the school has been informed in advance of any alternative arrangements.

If we are ever unsure, we will always contact you to double check before allowing your child to leave our care.

Should an emergency arise where parents are unable to collect their child please telephone the school immediately (020 8571 7925) and advise staff of the arrangements that have been made for the collection of your child.

Full time Nursery

We now offer full time Nursery places. Please contact the main office for further information.

The School Timetable


Honey Pot Money

 In Nursery we feel that it is vital for the children to be involved in a wide range of   activities and experiences.

 However, to be able to provide these on a regular basis we would really appreciate a   donation of £5 per term or £15 for the whole school year. This is to be given to your child’s class teacher at the beginning of the term.

This money will be used to buy extra resources for a particular topic or items that are used up quickly and need replacing often, for example:

  • Messy play’ resources, e.g. ingredients for playdough, lentils, dry pasta etc.
  • Ingredients to cook with children (please make sure your child’s class teacher is informed of any dietary requirements or allergies).
  • Seeds and soil so that the children can learn how plants and flowers grow.
  • Extra resources for a particular topic that the children are interested in, if the school does not own them already. This might include items to support role play, for example fire fighter helmets.
  • Prizes and special items, e.g. glittery pens




WOW Cards

 We are aware that your child also does a lot of learning at home! We value your   contributions and will be asking you to share some of their achievements throughout   the year.


Some examples could include:

  • If your child shows a new skill.
  • If they use something they have learnt in school at home, e.g. they hear all the sounds in a word or they count 10 objects successfully.
  • If they achieve in an activity that they do outside of school, e.g. swimming lessons
  • If they share or taken turns fairly without adult support.
  • If they create their own song or dance.