Welcome to Cygnets – our Nursery class at Ducklington CE Primary School


Our Vision in Nursery:

We will dare to take risks and try new things, knowing we are in a safe space

We will discover how to become more independent in our learning, knowing we are fully supported

We do look forward to each day that we spend at Ducklington Nursery, knowing we have the freedom to express ourselves and explore.

In the Cygnets Nursery Class staff aim to inspire and enable children to unlock their potential. We hope to create a fun and happy environment in which children feel heard and valued. We create strong partnerships with parents and the community to ensure children receive a rich and varied curriculum.

Why Ducklington Nursery for my child:

· High-quality play-based learning indoors and outdoors

· Child-led interests carefully planned to engage

· Creative, imaginative, and nurturing environment

· Wonderful new building

· Friendly caring and approachable staff


Information about Ducklington Nursery:

Children attend our sessions, Monday to Friday 8:30am – 11:30am and 12pm – 3pm. There is also the option of our being part of our Lunch Club, which runs from 11:30pm – 12pm. The lunch club is charged at £3 per day with an additional cost of £2.40, if you would like them to have a cooked lunch (please click for the current school menu here) from our school kitchens or alternatively you can provide them with a packed lunch.

The nursery has 78 part time places for children aged 2 ½ years and older. In line with the OCC Nursery admission policy we offer universal Early Education Funding places to children the term after their third birthday and at the start of a school term, i.e. September, January and April – for more information please click here.

2.5-year olds – afternoons only

3+ 15 hours (5 mornings)

30 hours full time


Parents can purchase extra sessions if there is availability by emailing the Nursery administrator (nursery@ducklington.oxon.sch.uk)


There is an opportunity for nursery children to attend the school Breakfast club, which runs each morning from 7:45 – 8:40am –  see below for further details.


Mrs Allen is our experienced nursery class teacher and a great team of four teaching assistants who work on a part time basis throughout the week.

Teaching assistants: Mrs Rhodes, Mrs Davis and Mrs Pratley

Nursery Administrator: Mrs Pratley.


To have a virtual tour of the setting – please click here (sound on for commentary!)

To look at some of the photos of what the children have been learning this year – please click here and visit their class page

If you require further information about our nursery provision or you have any questions, please email nursery@ducklington.oxon.sch.uk


Additional information

We have included some documents below that give you more information about the school and the nursery.

·Information leaflet ·

Breakfast club information

·Application form

·Term Dates

·Current Menu

OCC admissions policy