Nursery information



Opening times

The children attend Tanglewood Nursery School for either 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions. 

 Morning sessions:  9am – 12pm                                                                                                                                                        Afternoon sessions:  12.45pm – 3.45pm                                                         

Both sessions are term time only, we cannot offer a lunchtime facility. 

 Please note, once you have accepted a place for either session you are unable to      swap from one to the other.  If you would rather wait for your chosen session please advise staff on the offer of your place but we cannot guarantee a place will become available. 



We have great fun at Tanglewood with lots of different types of messy play so please don't send your child in their best clothes!

"Uniform" is available to buy but not compulsory, this saves the children getting their everyday clothes mucky, *** new uniform suppliers details coming soon!                                                                                                                            Please name everything!

 In any 1 session we can have up to 78 children, that's a lot of coats, hats, scarves and mittens! Children misplace things and without a name we cannot get them back to the right class! 

Please can you send your children in shoes that they can manage as they change them daily when they go out to play and if they choose to go inside outside a few times a session this is a lot of shoe changes! Velcro are idealthe children can manage them and it helps develop independence. Please don't send shoes with laces as the children cannot manage them. 

We also have an indoor outdoor policy and go outside daily in all weathers so please make sure your child has a warm waterproof coat and bring in a pair of wellies to leave at nursery.

In summer please make sure they have a sunhat, shoulders are covered, suncream is applied before coming to nursery and no open toe shoes please as they are not safe in the nursery environment.

Please can you send your child in shoes that they can manage themselves, (no laces) velcro trainers are ideal!

They promote independence and are much easier for your child when they wish to play in the garden and change into their wellies. 


Spare clothes

You are welcome to bring in spare clothes in a backpack should your children need them but we also have a limited supply in nursery that the children can borrow. If your child comes home in Tanglewood clothes please launder them and return them to your class staff.

We welcome any outgrown clothes aged 3-4 or 5-6 including socks and pants as we seem to get through a lot! Thank you.



 Online aplications have not yet been opened for the next adcademic year. (September 2018)  Once you receive notification you are able to make your chioces for primary schools for you child. 

      To apply for a school place if your child is born during the period of the 1st                         September 2013 to 31st August 2014 click on the link below.                          The process online will begin in November 2017.  

Apply online at;

All amendments to applications need to be made in writing to:

School Admissions
Essex County Council
PO Box 4261
County Hall

For advice please contact us on 0345 603 2200




In the event of snow we try to remain open, in extreme circumstances we may have to close. If you are unsure of the nursery closure please check the homepage of the Tanglewood website where school closures will be updated daily or look on our Facebook page. Turn on notifications to receive notice of school closures.

visit the Essex County Council webpage ;  ,   and search for school winter closures. 






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