Williamsburgh Primary School

Lacy Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1QF Tel: 0300 300 0151

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Early Learning and Childcare Class  (ELCC) BLOG

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Williamsburgh Early Learning and Childcare Class has a current registered capacity for 64 children with a take through number of 80. We provide Early Learning and Childcare for children aged 3-5 through a range of placements to suit our socially diverse catchment ranging from placements of  –


Term time placement           9.00am – 3.00pm

am placement                        8.00am – 12.45pm

pm placement                       1.00pm – 5.45pm

2 ½ day placement                (flexible days/hours)

3 day placement can be discussed at time of application.


Pedagogical approach

Pedagogy, in short, is our approach to learning and teaching which is underpinned by theory and our values and beliefs.

Over the past few years, we have been working together as a team to build our shared Williamsburgh ELC pedagogical approach. Below is a poster that shares our aspirations for our children and families.

Please take time to have a read.

Williamsburgh ELCC Pedagogical Approach

The Management Team

This comprises of Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, 2 Depute Heads of Class, 1 Senior Early Learning and Childcare Officer and an Equity and Excellence Lead.


The Team

This comprises of 11 Early Learning and Childcare Officers, 3 Early Learning and Childcare Support Workers, 1 Senior Clerical Assistant and 2 Facilities Operatives. Alongside this we also have support from the Early Years Teaching Team.



Children are eligible for entry to the nursery class from the month after their third birthday for birthdays between September and February.  Children with birthdays between March and August will be eligible for entry to the nursery class in August.  Application forms for a nursery place are available from the nursery and online from Renfrewshire council website and should be returned there on completion.  Parents may register an application for their child from the age of 2 years.


Application Form and information – https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/9741/Apply-for-a-free-nursery-or-childcare-place


Admission to Nursery
Class provision is non-denominational. Placement in the nursery class does not guarantee a place in the primary school if a placing request is necessary.

All Renfrewshire nursery classes adhere to the council’s admission policy and all applications are dealt with in line with its guidelines.  All applications are discussed at a central admissions panel and agreement about the allocation of places is made by the members.

Parents will receive a notification when their child is allocated a place.

Transfer from Nursery to Primary
Before leaving the nursery, a transfer of information record for each child will be prepared by nursery staff to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of education for the child transferring to primary.

Your child will be supported in the transition from nursery to primary school.  This can include processes such as sharing of information on your child through the transfer of information documents, joint curricular experiences with the primary school, and visits to the primary which help to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of learning for the child transferring to primary.


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