Ilford Jewish Primary School is a voluntary-aided co-educational school in Ilford, Essex. It was established in 1970 and has almost 400 pupils on the school roll with a pupil intake of 52 children for nursery.
The nursery follows the guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage for this phase of a child’s development. Children participate in a wide variety of activities including painting, dressing up, sand and water play, book corner and regular story time. There is daily tefilla and Kaballat Shabbat each Friday and parents are often invited to participate in nursery activities such as Chanukah and Purim mornings. They also join in with whole school activities including culture weeks and celebrations such as Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Children are entitled to five morning sessions (8.45am to 11.45am) of Government funded early years education per week in the term after which they reach the age of three. After a settling-in period of no less than six weeks and providing nursery staff feel they are ready, children are able to attend from one to five afternoon sessions (11.45am to 3.00pm) per week. There is a charge for this facility plus the cost of a school lunch.
The nursery is staffed by two teachers and two nursery nurses. Staff from the Jewish Studies department also work with the children.