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Applying for a Nursery Place

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Nursery Places

We provide Nursery places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children, from the term following their second birthday until they start school. Your child can start with us in the Rainbow Room whilst they are two years old and then move up to the Sunshine Room from the term after their third birthday at the earliest. They may not move rooms until the September after they turn three.

New children can start with us at the beginning of a new term ie; September, January or April. All places are subject to availability.

 

Rainbow Room for 2 Year Olds

We offer paid and funded places for children from the term following their second birthday. Places are offered either in morning sessions or afternoon sessions, but not full days. Sessions last for three hours and current times are:

  • Morning Sessions:           8.50am – 11.50am
  • Afternoon Sessions:       12.05pm – 3.05pm

If you are entitled to 2 Year Funding, you can access 15 hours (5 sessions per week) of Nursery Education at no cost to yourself. Please click here to view the eligibility criteria. We are able to apply for the funding for you (please see the application form for details).

If you are not entitled to the funding you may pay for your child’s sessions. We ask that you take a minimum of 2 sessions per week. Please click here to find the current cost per session and payment requirements.

Please click here to Apply for a Nursery Place from the term after your child’s 2nd birthday.

 

Sunshine Room for 3 & 4 Year Olds

We offer 15 and 30 Hour Funded places in the Sunshine Room from the term following your child’s third birthday.

15 Hour Placements

All children are entitled to 15 Hours of Funded Nursery Education from the term following their third birthday. We provide this in either morning or afternoon sessions, but not full days. Sessions last for three hours and current times are:

  • Morning Sessions:           8.50am – 11.50am
  • Afternoon Sessions:       12.05pm – 3.05pm

You may choose to pay for additional sessions should you require a full day. Please click here to find current costs and payment requirements.

 

30 Hour Placements

Some families are entitled to 30 Hours of Funded Nursery Education and Care. We currently provide these sessions are the following times:

  • Monday – Thursday        8.50am – 3.05pm
  • Friday                                8.50am - 1.50pm

You may choose to pay an additional charge to attend for the full day on Fridays. 

Parents / carer’s are required to apply for the 30 Hour funding themselves and will need to provide us with their code and some other details to allow us to verify their eligibility. Without this we will not be able to claim the funding from the Local Authority and therefore will not be able to provide the sessions. We request these details in the application form.

You must regularly reconfirm your 30 Hour entitlement. If your child has a 30 Hour placement but your circumstances change and you are no longer be entitled, we will offer you a 15 Hour placement and you can choose to pay for the additional sessions. If your child has a 15 Hour place with us and you then become entitled to 30 Hours we will offer you a 30 Hour place if we have spaces available. We cannot guarantee any increase the confirmed hours provided.

Please click here to check the criteria for 30 Hour Funding

Please click here to start the process of applying for 30 Hour Funding

 

Please click here to Apply for a 15 Hour or 30 Hour place in the Sunshine Room