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The Nursery

 

Once your child turns two years you may put their name down on the nursery waiting list. This must be done in person with the school receptionist. You will be contacted by the end of June if your child has successfully been allocated a place for the September after they turn three.

Before your child starts in the nursery you will be invited to attend a meeting where you will meet the Head Teacher and Nursery staff to learn more about the nursery and the opportunities available. You will be given a start date and a home visit date. You and your child will also be invited to an introductory day, where you will stay for the whole session with your child as it enables you to see the nursery in operation and is part of the settling in process for your child. You will also have the chance to talk to the nursery staff.

Another important part of the process is the home visit. This will entail two nursery staff coming to your home before your child's start date and staying for about twenty minutes. This visit helps your child settle in to the nursery as they will have two familiar faces for when they begin to attend regularly.

All children offered places will have the opportunity to have three terms in nursery starting from the September after they turn three. All children will then start Reception, whether at Oak Farm or elsewhere, in the September after they turn four.

From September 2017 parents that qualify for 30 hours funding for free childcare may opt for a full day in Nursery.  Parents that do not qualify may be able to book additional hours for a fee per extra session depending on availability.  Please arrange bookings with  the Nursery Manager when your child has been offered a place in Nursery.

We endeavour to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment. We encourage both independence from and co-operation with other children and adults. We aim to foster, in every child, a positive self-motivating attitude towards learning and relating to other people. Children are given the opportunity to select and choose for themselves and adults give guidance and direction, where necessary and carefully monitor children's progress.

The Nursery Session Times

The nursery has two sessions.  Your child will attend either the

Morning Session                08:50a.m. ~ 11:50a.m.

or

Afternoon session              12:35p.m. ~ 3:35p.m.

We ask parents to bring their child into the nursery and to settle them to an activity before leaving.

Although the nursery sessions end at 11:50a.m. and 3:35p.m. respectively, we like the children to be handed over to you individually, and in order to accommodate this, we allow children to be collected a few minutes early to avoid congestion.