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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a Nursery School Place for my 3/4 year old?

Please complete an application form and return it to us.  You will be contacted by one of our administrators by email/post once a place becomes available for your child.  Please note: Your child will be entitled to 15/30 hours of funded early education in the term following their 3rd birthday (1st Sep/1st Jan/1st Apr).  Our main intake happens during September, if we have any spaces to fill, we will also do a January & April intake.


How do I apply for a Nursery School place for my 2 year old (non working families)?

For a funded 2 year old place for non working families, Please complete an online application form. form here. 


How do I apply for a funded Nursery School place for my 2 year old (working families)?

If you are currently working, you may be eligible for a funded 2 year old place.  To check eligibility and to apply online, please Click here. You will also need to complete one of our applications. 


Can I pay for extra sessions?

Yes, depending on availability we can offer wrap around day care.  Our hourly fee is currently £9.00 per hour. Meals are payable on top.


Does my child need to wear a uniform?

No, there is no uniform.  We would recommend your child wear suitable clothing to play and get messy in.


What should I do if my child is unwell or absent?

Please call the office on 0117 9030334 within 30 minutes of your child's session start time to advise us of reason for absence. If your child has sickness/diarrhoea, please keep them at home for at least 48 hours after their last bout. If your child has a fever, please keep them home for at least 24 hours, or until the fever is gone and they are well enough to return. 


My Child takes medication / has recently been prescribed medication or antibiotics to take. What do I need to do? 
Inform the office and your child’s Key Person of this. Medication consent forms will then need to be completed with us at reception before we can administer any medication to your child. We will not give anything that contains Aspirin. We are not able to give the first dose of antibiotics to your child. They will be able to return 24 hours after your child has taken the first dose, as long as they are well enough to do so. If your child has taken Calpol, we kindly request that you keep them at home until they are well enough to return without needing this.  


My child has an inhaler, what do I need to do? 

If your child uses an inhaler, please make sure that the office and your child’s Key Person are aware. Medication consent forms will be completed for your child. If you have an asthma care plan, please share this with us. If your child arrives at nursery without their inhaler, staff have the right to ask parents/carers to bring one in as soon as possible, otherwise we may refuse to let your child stay for their session.  


I’m running late to collect my child what do I need to do? 

We understand that things out of your control can sometimes make you late. If you know you are going to be delayed, we ask that you call the office on 0117 9030334 and make us aware as soon as possible with your estimated time of arrival. 
If you are going to be significantly late, we advise that you ask a friend or family member who you trust to pick up your child on your behalf. They will need to know the password to be able to collect. 
If you are frequently late, we will charge a late fee of £10 per instance which you will be invoiced for. This is to cover the cost of staffing for late collections. 


How much are School Meals? School meals cost £2.75 per day (£1 if your child is eligible for pupil premium or an eligible 2 year old place) and must be ordered and paid for in advance.  An invoice for the term will be provided to allow parents to pay online through mobile banking, alternatively we can accept cash at reception. 


What are INSET Days?

Every school has a number of INSET days per year. These days are for staff training and are important for the development of teaching methods which enhance the children's learning.  A list of our INSET days can be found in your child's welcome booklet or by viewing the online calendar.


How can parents become more involved?

We encourage parents to get involved in various ways from attending trips to reading with the children. We have a P.T.F.A group and would welcome new members with new ideas and contacts.  You can also apply to become a Parent Governor. For further information, please ask at reception, or call us on 0117 9030334.


Where can I park?

Unfortunately we do not have car parking facilities on site, the car park next to the nursery is for resident permit holders only.  Please note:  Towing is in force at all times.  Pay & Display bays are situated nearby and can be used for 30 minutes free of charge to drop off/collect your child. Please remember to take a ticket from the machine and display in your car.

The nursery is situated on a residential road and we ask parents/visitors to park legally with due consideration for our neighbours and to ensure the children's safety.


Can I visit the nursery to look around?

If you are a parent/carer who would like to look around the nursery, please book on to one of our tour dates.  An up to date list of dates can be found under the Parent/carer Tab `Tour of the Nursery School` section.  If you are a professional wanting to visit our Nursery School as part of your CPD please contact