St Mary's currently has a morning, term time nursery for pre-school children from the term after their third birthday until they start school in reception. Please visit our class page to see what we have been learning. From September 2018, nuresery will be our Caterpillar Class. Please see the slides from our recent meeting with new parents and the attached parents information pack for more details.
We are delighted that from September 2018 we are able to offer 30 hours of Nursery provision meaning our school nursery will be open from 8:50am to 3:20pm daily. Our morning session will run from 8:50am to 11:50am and our afternoon from 12:20pm to 3:20pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Children staying for the afternoon session can either bring a packed lunch or ISS, the school caterers can provide a hot meal for £1.85 a day (£1.91 Jan 2019) booked through their website.
All parents are able to claim the 15 hours of universal funded childcare available after their child's third birthday for the morning nursery sessions. For parents who wish their children to stay in the afternoons, an additional 15 hours of funded childcare is available for eligible parents. Parent funded afternoon places may also be available for parents who are not eligible for funding, please ask the office for more details. Please see the 30 hours guide for parents below which has more details about the eligibility criteria.
For parents of children accessing the full 30 hour funding entitlement there will be a small charge of £2.50 a day from the school to cover lunch. Parents whose children do not attend every afternoon session are able to claim 3.5 hours a day of the additional funding, in which case there will be no charge for lunch.
All parents who want to access any of the additional 15 hours needs to go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to apply for an eligibility code. Parents will then need to bring this eligibility code to St Mary’s along with their NI number and proof of the child’s date of birth and the completed declaration form (attached below) as soon as possible. This form gives us consent to check eligibility and claim the funding on your behalf. Once eligibility has been checked and confirmed we will then confirm the funded place to you. You will need to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months to continue to receive the funded place.