Growing In Faith and Learning
Admissions to the Nursery Class
From September 2018, our Nursery provision has been extended. These changes include:
30 hours of provision will now be available (9am-3pm daily)
Nursery children will be able to access the breakfast club and after school club. The 30 hours funding can be used flexibly for example to enable 4 longer days rather than 5 days. However bookings must be made monthly in advance because the staffing ratios vary if a nursery child is present.
Nursery children can be admitted the term after their third birthday- therefore we will now have 3 different intake points (September, January and after the Easter holidays).
Children may now also have a lunch at school. If a school meal is required, the meal is charged at £2.15 in line with the costs for key stage 2 children. Nursery children are not eligible for free school lunches.
For families not eligible for the 30 hours funding, additional sessions can be paid for. The cost of each session is £5.00 per hour and must be booked for each half term and paid in advance. Sessions booked, need to be whole sessions i.e. all morning (3 hours) or all afternoon (2hours or 3 hours including lunch).
We can take up to 13 children into the Nursery. The governors can agree to go over this number, if there are vacancies in the Reception class.
Please be advised that being allocated a place in our nursery does not mean that your child is entitled to a place the following year in Reception. The normal admissions criteria still applies.
Parents have to complete both a St Leonard’s and a Local Authority admission form (available online.) Application for admission to Nursery class should be submitted by 5th March 2018 for admissions in September 18. However, late applications will always be considered. Criteria for admission will be the same as for admission to the Reception year. St Leonard’s application forms must be returned to the school.