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Nursery

Admission to Nursery

This can be done by completing an application form below or collecting a copy from our school office. We ask that you also provide us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate along with a council tax bill to confirm your child’s date of birth and your current address. Please email the application to [email protected]

Alternatively please post or drop off your application at our office.

Once you have applied you will receive a letter to confirm your child is on our waiting list and that you will contacted when a space becomes available. We do ask that you apply for a place at least 1 or 2 terms before you would ideally like the space due to the high influx of applications we receive especially during the summer for September start.

Our waiting list is set out in the same criteria as the school admissions policy. This can be found on the website under ‘admissions arrangements’.

Nursery Admissions Form

 


Our Session Times

(Subject to availability)

Morning sessions are 8:30 until 11:30am

Lunchtime is 11:30am until 12:30pm *

Afternoon sessions are 12:30 until 3:30pm

All day sessions are 8:30am until 3:30pm

*The lunch session is 60 minutes and is only available for children doing an all day session, this is charged at £5. The cost of this does not include lunch. School lunches are available via PAY360 at the cost of £2.20 or you can provide a packed lunch. Snack is provided for a contribution of £3 every half term.

Paid sessions are invoiced half termly in advance. If there are any queries regarding invoicing, we ask that you contact Miss Newton.

Any amendments to pupils sessions must be requested in writing for the attention of Miss Newton. These must be agreed and will only be implemented at the start of a new term and once new paperwork has been completed. In the event of sessions becoming available mid-term, priority will be given to pupils attending our nursery not accessing their full entitlement of funded hours. Sessions will then be changed as of the start of the following term.


Key Staff

Mrs Roberts – Nursery Teacher (Saplings)

Mrs Webb- Lead Practitioner (Seedlings)

Miss Newton- Admissions Officer (Office)


Learning

Seedlings class is for 2 and 3 year olds

Saplings class is for 3 and 4 year olds

Both are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the first Key Stage in Primary School and is taught from birth to 5 years old. The nursery curriculum is planned in accordance with the guidelines set out in the national EYFS document provided by the government. Children learn how to spend time away from parents, how to share toys, be part of a group, to wait their turn, to develop at their own pace and learn independently.


Settling Sessions

Settling sessions are an opportunity for your child to get used to nursery and get familiar with their surroundings before starting on their own. Children joining Saplings class have two settling sessions before starting Nursery. However, children joining Seedlings class have three. Parents/Carers and children stay for one hour on each of their settling in visits. This gives you time to look around the nursery and spend time playing and getting to know the new environment. Some children may benefit from extra settling sessions. This will be decided on an individual basis in discussion with parents. If you pay for your sessions, settles are free.


Uniform

  • White shirt or top
  • Navy jogging bottoms, leggings, trousers, skirt or dress
  • Navy sweat shirt, jumper or cardigan
  • Any trainers or shoes (Velcro straps on shoes are best, no laces if possible)
  • Any sort of coat
  • Wellington boots are useful to keep in nursery in case we have had bad weather and still want to explore outside
  • Spare clothes are essential if we get messy during a painting lesson etc.