Admissions

If you are looking to join our nursery please contact us via email margaret@stmarysnursery.co.uk or telephone on 01233 641503.

We encourage all parents/carers to visit the Nursery and to become familiar with our schedules and facilities to make sure our establishment fits in with their child’s requirements.

We take children from the age of three or during the term they reach their third birthday. Prospective children and their parents are welcome to visit the Nursery at any time. An application form will be given to any visiting parents; this should be completed and returned to the Nursery if a place is required. A contact form will also be given to parents; this should be completed and handed to the Manager before the child’s first sessions. Information contained on the contact form will remain confidential. (Data Protection Act 2003). We will endeavour to present the contact form in the parent/carer and child’s home language (The Race Relations Act 2000).

Procedures

  • When a child’s name is placed on our waiting list we will contact parents a few weeks before the child is due to start to agree sessions.

  • We will offer places to children already attending nursery before contacting parents who have a child on the waiting list. The nursery may also give preference to children who are Looked After, entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium or entitled to Free for Two funding.

  • We will invite children/parents to take up sessions as and when the child reaches three years of age, giving regard to the amount of time they have been on the waiting list, with the exception of the preferences listed above.

  • We will send/give them our introduction pack before they begin sessions with us.

  • Free entitlement will be available to all attending children once they have reached the term after their third birthday. They will be entitled to 15 hours of free nursery provision. Payments will only be taken for hours above the 15 hours free entitlement and for optional extras such as hot lunches (packed lunches may be brought in). Free for two entitlement will be available to children who will be three during their first term at nursery, if they qualify.

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