Clifton Primary School

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New to Clifton - Nursery and Reception September 2022

We are excited that you have chosen to start your child’s journey in education with us and we would like to offer you a warm welcome to Clifton Primary School. 


Should you have any questions before your child starts with us, please send them via email to:



New Nursery September 2022


A member of our school office will contact you to offer your child a place in our nursery as soon as they have turned three years old. Once you have accepted, we will ask you to complete a school admission form. Following on from this, a member of the EYFS Team will offer you and your family a home visit and shortly afterwards your child will start with us. 


Any further information about our school including the curriculum, the topics that we will be covering or general information can be found on the schools website. 


New Reception Cohort for September 2022


Once you have accepted the offer from Ealing; we will send you a welcome letter. If your child is completely new to Clifton, we will ask you to complete a school admission form. If your child is currently in our nursery, you will not need to complete this. 


Home Visits for new children to Reception:

·  A staff member will call you during the week of 27th June 2022 to book in your home visit. 

· During the week of the 4th July 2022, two members of the EYFS team will visit you and your child at home. During the visit we can answer any questions you may have and get to know more about you and your family.


Stay and Play Sessions:

· All new Reception children will have a Stay and Play session in July 2022. We will write to you to let you know when this will be as we split the children across different dates so that they are in small groups.

· Your Stay and Play session will be on either the 15th July or 18th July from 9.15am to 10.30am. Whilst your child plays in the Reception classroom, families will meet the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team.


September Start Dates:

· We split all of the new Reception children into four groups and start them on different days to make sure that they get lots of support from our staff; this will begin from Monday 5th September 2022. At your Stay and Play session, we will give you the exact days/times that we would like your child to be in school.

· By Monday 12th September, all children will be in school for the whole day. For those children who are taking a little longer to settle in, we will slowly build up their hours to full time. This will be done in collaboration with you and their new teacher.

Clifton EYFS Handbook 2022 - 2023

A Guide to Children's Learning in the Early Years