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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School Nursery class (Little Joey's)

We are a Nursery Class within St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We are proud to have the latest resources and equipment to support the development of children from 3 years of age until they start Reception Class. Being part of St Joseph's School allows us…

We are a Nursery Class within St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We are proud to have the latest resources and equipment to support the development of children from 3 years of age until they start Reception Class. Being part of St Joseph's School allows us to pool our expertise and knowledge which helps us to deliver a high level of Early Years Education through our Nursery. Our most recent Oxfordshire County Council EYFS Review stated that 'the EYFSCO and nursery nurse have brought about rapid and consistent improvement in practice, provision and outcomes. The curriculum is broad and rich and cultural capital is promoted extremely well.'

Our Nursery nurse and Reception Class teacher work very closely together; pupils from Reception Class and Nursery class have free-flow between two well-resourced classrooms and share a fantastic enclosed, fully resourced outdoor space.  This joint experience ensures a high level of provision with which we offer a broad curriculum of both adult led and child initiated activities.  Our Nursery pupils are fully integrated into school life, going on walks to town, visiting our local church and amenities as well as sharing assemblies and lunchtimes with the whole school.  This ensures that pupils in nursery have a seemless transition into Reception Class.

We are a small Nursery with a family approach, involving parents and other family members in the children's learning experiences along their Learning Journey. Our staff regularly communicate with parents through Tapestry and Class DoJo so parents feel part of the learning journey of their children.Our Nursery is a purpose built room that flows onto a large outdoor area that provides the children with stimulating outdoor experiences.  Our Nursery pupils have access to an extensive school playing field with a outdoor wild area and an all weather pitch.

We offer wrap around provision for all children with a breakfast facility opening from 7:45am and an onsite, school staff led, aftershool provision which closes at 6:00pm.

We always welcome visitors to our Nursery and School, so please feel welcome to come along and see us in action.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Miss Cherly MacLennan
Contact Position
EYFS Unit Lead Teacher
01993 841240
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Parent Organisation
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Carterton

Where to go

Little Joey's Nursery
St. Josephs Primary School
Lawton Avenue
OX18 3JY

Current Ofsted Judgment




Requires Improvement

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.50 when invoiced monthly £3.00 Breakfast Club
Until 5:00pm £7.50 when invoiced monthly £7.00 After school per session
Until 5:30pm £8.50 when invoiced monthly £8.00 After school per session
Until 6:00pm £9.50 when invoiced monthly £9.00 After school per session

Additional Nursery sessions that are not included in either the entiltled 15 hrs or the extended 30 hrs will be charged at £12.50 per session or £25.00 per day. 


Age Ranges
From 3 years to 4 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Disabled children/young people


We are offering 30 hours Early Years provision per week. Our offer is made up as follows:

  • We are offering 30 hours of Nursery sessions per week.
  • Our Nursery will offer 2 x 3 hour sessions per day.
  • Our morning session (8:45am-11:45pm) will include a snack time and our afternoon session (12:00pm-3:00pm.)will include a lunch break. Parents are asked to provide a packed lunch or school meals are available when prebooked through our office. 
  • Parents will be able to use their funding (universal 15hrs and additional 15hrs) for any combination of each 3 hourly sessions, whatever suits your needs.
  • If you are not eligable for the additional funding, there is the opportunity to pay for the additional sessions you require.
  • We do offer Breakfast club and after school club facilities. These facilities are not included in the funded provision but will be charged separately and in advance. We would like to encourage Parents to speak to us about their requirements and depending on the demand we will look into the possibility of making any additional services available for our Families.   

Please feel welcome to contact us and discuss your needs with our staff at anytime.  

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Cerebral Palsy
Complex health needs
Conditions requiring medical support
Cystic Fibrosis
DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11 deletion)
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Disabilities affecting mobility
Downs syndrome
Eating Difficulties
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Mental Health issues eg anxiety, depression, OCD...
Moderate learning difficulties
Moebius Syndrome
Noonan Syndrome
Physical disability
Profound Multiple Learning Difficulty
Profound and complex disabilities
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
30 hour summary
We are offering 30hrs Nursery Provision per week. Please see additional information details below.
Other - please specify
We are offering 30hrs Nursery Provision per week. Please see additional information details below.

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8:45 am 11:45pm
Monday - Friday 12:00pm 3:00pm
Monday - Friday 8:45am 3:00pm

Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Quiet room/area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/07/2013Full School InspectionGood
15/11/2017School Inspection ReportInadequate
26/09/2018Monitoring Visitinadequate
14/01/2020School InpsectionRequires Improvement

Last checked on 01/09/2022

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