Children may be registered from birth.
- Parents may state their preference for a morning or afternoon places on their Application Form, which will be offered on a first come first served basis.
- Children are expected to attend a minimum of 2 sessions (morning sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am and afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm).
- The child’s grant entitlement will cover 5 sessions where the entitlement is for 15 hours of funded childcare, or 10 sessions where the entitlement is for 30 hours of funded childcare.
- We operate a Lunch Club which links the sessions for parents requiring all day care. This is a separate service and is chargeable as such.
- Sessions over and above those covered by the grant entitlement are chargeable.
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Registration
Forms are dated and numbered as they are submitted. Parents will be issued with a receipt to verify the date of their application and the number their child appears on the waiting list.
- The majority of places are available in September following the child’s third birthday, for one academic year. Parents of these children will be offered places by letter.
- A January intake may be an option depending on numbers. Therefore if your child’s birthday falls between September and December you may be offered the option of an early place.
- In some cases it may be appropriate for a child to remain in Nursery for a further period. Such cases are discussed and agreed between the parents, Head of Primary School and Area Education Officer. LA permission is required for this
Children with special needs may be admitted to Nursery School in preference to children ahead of them on the waiting list. A priority form can be obtained from the Office to be filled in by an official agency involved with the child and family (e.g. doctor, health visitor, social worker etc.) If you feel that your child has special needs or there are particular family circumstances, give details on your application. Information given this way is treated confidentially.
- Parents are informed of the place available during May/June before the September intake. Other places are offered as they become available.
- A time is arranged for parents and children to visit the Nursery to familiarise the family with staff and routine.
- An appointment is arranged for the member of staff who will be responsible for settling the child to visit the family at home. We consider this to be very important when the child is in familiar surroundings and queries and anxieties can be discussed in privacy.
- Admission is staggered at the beginning of each term. The parent/carer is asked to stay with the child for all of the first session. Staff then use their discretion when requesting that the parent/carer leaves for short periods of time, gradually building up to the child staying for the full session on his/her own.
- Each child is an individual and if necessary an individual programme for settling in will be discussed.
Places are expected to be utilised fully and if a child is absent the Nursery should be notified. In cases of frequent or prolonged absence the Head Teacher will contact the family. If the place cannot be utilised fully it may be allocated to another child on the waiting list.
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If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to call the office and we’ll be happy to help on 01604 642118.
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