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We are thrilled that we are now able to provide education for children aged 2-11 years of age at Thurlestone C of E Academy.


This follows the introduction of our new nursery provision at both Charleton and West Alvington academies. Thank you for your overwhelming support to the consultation to change the age range at Thurlestone. Hot off the press, the Department of Education have approved the change and we look forward to welcoming the nursery children into the academy family in January.   The  new nursery provision will be supported by Miss Kingston, Early Years Lead at Thurlestone working with current staff from Pearsons and the Trust Early Years Lead, Mrs Edwards.


We will  continue the offer of funded part and full-time sessions as well as competitive paid sessions for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years. This includes: :

  • Golden Tickets: Free childcare for 2-year-olds
  • Free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • Tax Free childcare
  • 30 hours free childcare
  • Voucher schemes


The following link gives you further information: https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare