Children are able to join our nursery the term after they turn 3 for a funded session, or can self-fund once the child has turned 3 but is waiting for funding.
Our renovated nursery classroom is inviting and bright and is full of resources to allow your child to explore and learn whilst they make friends. Sessions are taught by our experienced Class Teachers and Nursery Nurse to ensure that your child gets off to the very best start. We offer a total of 52 part time places, split between morning and afternoon sessions..
Morning sessions run from 8.45 till 11.45 and the afternoon sessions from 12.15 until 3.15.
If your child is only eligible for 15 hours funding, the morning sessions are for those children who are in the school year in which they turn 4 (the year before they start school full time in a reception class) and the afternoon sessions are for those children who have birthdays after September and have more than a year to go before they start school full time.
If your child is already 3, but is waiting for funding, you can self-fund at a cost of £70 per week for 5 session of 3 hours, which equate to £14 per session. Due to financial viability, you would need to pay for all 5 sessions per week and that space would be kept for your child, whether they attended or not. They would be offered sessions in the afternoon, however if, when you child receives their funding, they would be eligible for 30 hours funding, it is possible that you child could attend both morning and afternoon sessions.
If you are interested in your child joining our Nursery, please do make an appointment by contacting our school office on 01235 848333 to arrange a visit and/or complete a form available on the website under the “Schools Admissions” section to register your interest.
Ad-Hoc Nursery Sessions
If you child attends our Nursery part time, but you need an ad-hoc session, please contact the school office to see if we have availability. Please note the following conditions:-
- Sessions can only be booked a maximum of 2 weeks ahead
- Payment to be received at the time of booking - £15 per session
- Permanent nursery places will take priority over ad-hoc sessions
30 hours Funded Childcare From September 2017
As of September 2017 our Nursery Class offers extended hours to eligible parents under the '30 hours' scheme. The scheme is designed to help families where both parents work (even part time). To check your eligibility, follow the link below:
If you child is eligible they can attend for both the morning and afternoon sessions and they are also able to stay in school for the half-hour lunch break, at a charge of £4 per day which includes a hot meal, or £2 if you would prefer to bring a pack lunch.
If you are eligible, you are allowed to split your sessions between two providers. However, we ask that you use a minimum of 15 in our setting if you choose to do this, for our financial viabliity. From September 2018 you will not be able to split your sessions between two providers.