When can my child start Nursery and how often do they have to attend?
Your child can join us in the term in which they turn 3
We refer to this as Pre Nursery . 15 hours funded places are available from the term after your child’s third birthday.
Your child will remain in Pre Nursery until the September after their 3rd birthday, at which point they join Nursery.
In Pre Nursery, there is no minimum number of sessions required, although we do recommend that your child attends at least 2 sessions to enable them to settle in well.
From the September after your Child’s 3rd birthday we require children to attend Nursery for a minimum of 15 funded hours (5 x 3 hour sessions). This is because we are an educational setting and attending for 15 hours ensures that the each child is able to access the curriculum and learning opportunities.
We offer a flexible Nursery provision to suit parents needs, which allows you to choose a pattern of sessions to suit you (subject to availability), eg 2 afternoon sessions and 3 mornings or 2 and half days.