Witney Community Primary School
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Nursery & Reception

Welcome to Witney Community Primary School Early Years Foundation Stage

Within our EYFS, we have a Nursery class (Rainbow) for children aged 2-4 and a Reception class (Sunshine) for children aged 4-5. 

The EYFS shares an outdoor area which both rooms have direct access to and we offer freeflow throughout the day. The outdoor area is a shared area.

The EYFS is run by teachers and Early Years Practitioners:

Mrs Emily Taylor: EYFS Team Leader and Teacher

Miss Donna McGowan: Nursery Manager

Mrs Helen Mellin: Nursery Nurse

Miss Bull and Mrs Skuse: Teaching Partners

Mrs Ridgway, Miss Connick, Miss Bull and Mrs Hambidge: Nursery Assistants

What makes the EYFS at Witney C P such a great place for children? The answer is that the team there knows that play is the DNA of childhood - they value it because they understand its powerful potential. Walk through the door and you will discover a treasure trove of creativity, choice and collaboration. It’s like a home for childhood itself

Greg Bottrill 

Author of the bestselling ’Can I Go And Play Now?’, ‘School of the Magic of Children’ and ‘Love Letters To Play’ and Early Year Consultant..


Nursery Admissions


Your child will be offered a place based on our Admissions Policy, available on the School’s website Policies page. Please note that being offered a place in our Nursery does not automatically entitle your child to a place in Reception.


Bookings will be made via the school office on a term by term basis to start September, January and April. Requests need to be made a term in advance.

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

If you meet the above eligibility for the 30 hours funded childcare you can also apply for tax-free childcare at the same time.

Nursery Admissions January 2023

Please see the Oxfordshire Policy for Admission to Nursery Classes and Attached Nursery Schools.

We welcome visits to our nursery. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time. To apply for a place in our Nursery please contact the school office for an application pack.

If you have any queries please contact the school office staff who will be happy to help.




For Parents

First Aiders in EYFS

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The first aiders in our Nursery and Reception Classes are:

Full 12 hr Paediatric First Aiders:

Mrs Emily Taylor (EY Lead)

Miss Donna McGowan (Nursery Manager)

Mrs Helen Mellin (Reception)

Mrs Lucy Ridgway (Nursery)

Mrs Michelle Skuse (Reception)

Miss Chloe Jarrusso (EY Wrap Around Care)

6 hr Paediatric First Aiders

Miss Amy Bull (Nursery)

Miss Samantha Connick (Nursery)

Miss Melizza Hambidge (Nursery)

Mrs Michelle Skuse (Nursery)

Page Downloads Date  
EYFS 3Is STATEMENT 31st Oct 2022 Download
WCPS EYFS POLICY 2022 29th Oct 2022 Download
Core Principles Early Years low res 2022 29th Oct 2022 Download
Characteristics of Effective Learning 07th Nov 2022 Download
EYFS framework March 2021 07th Nov 2022 Download
Steps to starting school 29th Nov 2022 Download
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