Frequently Asked Questions

What age can my child start at Camborne Nursery School?
We take children from the age of 2 years until they start at primary school.

My child is still in nappies.  Can he/she start at nursery? 
Yes, we have changing facilities in nursery and we will support you in toilet training your child.

Can my child stay for lunch at nursery?
We have a limited number of lunchtime spaces, you will need to provide a packed lunch.  Please ask in the office if there is space available.  

Will my child have a snack at Nursery?
We offer a healthy snack in the morning and afternoon, including fruit and vegetables picked from the garden.  Milk and water is available at all times for children.

How can I find out if my child is eligible for two year funding?
Most parents of children who are eligible will be sent a voucher which you can bring into nursery and we can claim funding.  If you are unsure you can contact the Family Information Service on 01208 265688 or text 60030 and start your text with NEF followed by:

  • Your surname
  • Your date of birth
  • Your National Insurance number

Can my child stay at nursery for more than 15 hours per week.
Yes, we charge £4 per hour for extra sessions.  Please speak to your child's teacher or a member of the office staff to see if we have space available.

Do children have to attend nursery every day?
No. Nursery education is not compulsory, but this outstanding nursery offers your children a chance to explore, investigate and learn in readiness for school.  We advise that your child builds up to 5 sessions a week as research has shown that routine and friendships help children achieve better outcomes.  We offer flexibility to working parents and are open 8am to 5pm, term time only.