We have compiled below a list of frequently asked questions which we hope our parents and carers will find useful.
When can I put my child’s name on the waiting list for Nursery?
You can complete an admission form any time during the school year in which your child turns two years of age (i.e. between September 1st and August 31st).
Does this guarantee my child will get a place?
This is not an automatic confirmation that your child will get a place at our Nursery. However, we have been able to admit all children who have applied for a place over the past few years.
Will I be able to choose whether my child has a morning placement or an afternoon placement?
We ask Parents to choose one of two options:
- 5 morning sessions
- 5 afternoon sessions
These are offered on a first come, first served basis so it pays to return your form quickly.
How many children are there in each session?
We have 39 places for the morning and afternoon sessions.
Does my child have to be toilet trained to be able to go to the Nursery?
No. We do encourage the children to be independent in their use of the toilet but we fully understand that all children develop at different rates. Staff always ensure that children who do have an accident are cleaned and made comfortable again as soon as they are aware of the accident.
Do the children have to wear a uniform?
We have a uniform which consists of a navy polo shirt under a red sweatshirt. Uniform is NOT compulsory and it is entirely your choice whether you want your child to wear uniform or not.
When can my child start the Nursery?
Children usually start Nursery in the September before they turn four years old. However, if we have any surplus places we will offer them to younger children as they turn three years old. These children will start the term after their third birthday.
Do you offer any extended services?
We currently run a Toddlers group on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons for younger children who are on our waiting list. These sessions last for one and a half hours each. We also run a breakfast and lunch club which adds an extra 45 minutes to the session each. These are provided at a cost of £2.50 per session and can be used whenever you choose.If you use a club five times in the week, the last session is free.We are also offering extra sessions over and above the 15 hours of free entitlement at a rate of £15.00 per session. Spaces are limited and must be booked for a whole term at a time.This gives the parents the option of using our Nursery for Full day Provision. We also have plans to run an after school club from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. This will start as soon as there is a demand for the provision.
My child has special needs. Do you have the support to ensure that he/she makes progress?
We employ a member of staff over and above the recommended ratio to ensure that children with special educational needs are well supported. This was highlighted as a strength in our recent OFSTED report. We also provide extra support for those children who are more able to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential.
Please view our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – Admissions page.