Chester-le-Street CE Primary School



Welcome to Chester le Street CE Primary School, where we are dedicated to providing our young learners with the finest early education experience. Our nursery environment is thoughtfully crafted to foster holistic child development. From stimulating play areas to engaging learning corners, every aspect is designed to ignite curiosity, creativity, and social skills. Explore how we are shaping tomorrow's leaders today!

To enrol your child please visit our Nursery Admissions Page

Take a look around our Nursery Classrooms


Our dedicated staff adhere to The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Through meticulous planning, we tailor activities for both groups and individuals, nurturing each child's unique learning journey. While we follow a termly topic, we're flexible to incorporate your child's interests, ensuring a personalised and engaging experience. With our innovative online learning journey, parents have exclusive access to school observations of their child and are able to upload your own observations, fostering a collaborative approach to their development

Nursery Autumn Term 2 Learning Overview

Nursery Spring Term 1 Learning Overview

Nursery Spring Term 2 Learning Overview

Nursery Summer Term 1 Learning Overview

Funded Childcare


The help you can get depends on the age of your child, and whether you are working, or receiving certain benefits.

Working parents can get:

  • 15 hours free childcare a week for two-year-olds from April 2024

  • 30 hours free childcare for three and four-year-olds - Apply Here

  • 30 hours free childcare for all under-5s from September 2025

To qualify for the new hours, the majority of parents must earn more than £9,518, external, but less than £100,000 per year. Check your elibigilty here -

Those on certain benefits can already get:

Our Session Offer

Children are able to attend Nursery for either 15 hours per week or 30 hours per week across the following session options

  • 5 x Mornings - 08.45-11.45am (15 hours)
  • 5 x Afternoons - 12.15-3.15pm (15 hours)
  • 5 x Full Days - 08.45-3.15pm (30 hours)

Children born between:

  • 1st January – 31st March are eligible for a place in the summer term (Beginning April)
  • 1st April – 31st August are eligible for a place in the autumn term (Beginning September)
  • 1st September – 31st December are eligible for a place in the Spring term (Beginning January)

Additional paid sessions are also offered at the following rates:

Full day – £25 (8.45-3.15pm)

Half day – £15 (8.45-11.45 or 12.15-3.15)

Additional sessions are bookable in weekly blocks of 15 hours. Sessions changes are on a termly basis. 

School dinners are able to purchased at £2.81 per meal if your child is staying all day