It is our intention to make our nursery accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.
Visiting the nursery:
Following your initial enquiry parents are invited to visit the nursery with or without their children. This may be on one of our Open Mornings held periodically throughout the year.
Alternatively you are very welcome to arrange a private visit through the office and we will arrange for a tour of the school with the opportunity to talk with the Early Years Coordinator.
When you have decided to apply for a place you need to submit a Registration form. These can be downloaded from our website, alternatively you may contact the school office and we will send you the form by post or e-mail.
On receipt of this form we will contact you via e-mail or phone to discuss possible dates of entry and session requirements. If there is no place you will be invited to go on our waiting list. Please note that submission of a registration form months in advance is no guarantee of a place, due to the changing nature of our school community and our admission criteria.
In order to qualify for government funded hours, children must meet the following criteria:
- Children starting in September must be three years old by 31st August of that year.
- Children starting in January must be three by 31st December of the previous year.
- Those entering in April must be three by 31st March of that year.
Children can be admitted in the term they turn three, however, they will not be eligible for government funding until the following term and therefore, fees must be paid.
Attendance and the offer of a place in our nursery are not dependent on children continuing into the school. Similarly, attendance at our nursery does not guarantee a place into the school. However, on allocating school places we do consider those already attending the nursery. Interested parents will be asked to formally apply to the school for a place in Reception. You may wish to express an interest in your child entering the school at the time of joining.
We ask that parents understand the approach and ethos of our school and will work with us in the interest of their children
Please read Nursery Admission Policy for full details.