Nursery Information

Autumn Term Newsletter - September 2019

Applying for a Nursery place 

We very much welcome visits from parents and carers prior to requesting a nursery place for your child and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please read the following information before making a request using the link at the bottom of this section. 

 Teacher-led nursery 

The governing body at The Federation of Holy Trinity CE Schools is committed to the nursery being led by qualified teachers and it being an integral part of the school. Therefore, the vision, values and aims for the nursery are shared with the whole school, as are the school’s policies, practices, curriculum and ethos.

With care at the centre of what we offer and through the teacher led approach, we ensure we have an age appropriate curriculum and provide opportunities and experiences which support and enhance children’s development. Having nursery as part of the school provides the ability to plan for children’s learning over the longer term, understand, assess and meet their needs whilst also preparing them for each phase of their education.

Organisation

To ensure quality of provision for all children who attend nursery we carefully manage the structure and organisation of all sessions. Children who attend morning sessions only, have the same access to learning and playing opportunities, including phonics, as those who only attend afternoon sessions and vice versa. In addition, pick up and drop off times correspond with all phases of the school as many children have siblings.

Effective timings of the day maximise the quality of sessions and enable proactive staff planning and preparation for every session.

Sessions 

Session 

Timings 

Information 

Morning 

8:30 – 11:30 

Doors open at 8:30 and close at 8:40. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every morning until 8:40am  

Afternoon 

12:15 – 3:15 

Doors open at 12:15 and close at 12:25. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every afternoon until 12:25pm 

 

Nursery Offer 

Offer 

Sessions 

Information 

Part time 

5 morning sessions or  5 afternoon

sessions 

  • Available to children from the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • Can be paid for directly by parents or using 15 funded hours.

Full time 

5 morning and 4 afternoon sessions 

  • These will be limited in number and offered on a first come, first served basis in accordance with the school’s admission policy.
  • 30 funded hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 until 3:15 and Friday 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Friday lunchtime and Friday afternoon are an optional extra with an additional charge of £18.

Lunch 

11:30 – 12:15 

  • Available to full time children only 
  • Children are welcome to bring their own lunch or lunch can be provided by school.
  • Menus are available on the school website

Places 

Part time, full time 

As the year progresses or due to changing circumstances, you may require your child’s agreed offer to change. To allow for effective planning we will require half term’s notice and it will be dependent upon spaces.

Additional 

Charges 

All available in advance through Parentpay

  • Each session ( 3 hours)  charged at £18
  • School meal £1.75
  • Friday lunch session (optional extra for full time children) £3 

 When allocating places for nursery, we follow the North Yorkshire Admissions Policy. 

To request a nursery place for you child, please click the following link to complete the application form.   

CLICK HERE