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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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


How do I apply for a Nursery School place for my 2 year old?

For a paying daycare place, please complete an application form and return it to us.  If you think you may be entitled to an eligible funded 2 year old place, please complete the online application form here. 


Can I pay for extra sessions?

Yes, depending on availability we can offer wrap around day care.  As of September 2019 our hourly fee will be £8.50 per hour. Meals will be 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 Centre 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/diarreah, please keep them at home for at least 48 hours after their last bout.


How much are School Meals? As of the 1st September 2019, School meals will cost £2.75 per day and can be ordered and paid for at reception in advance.


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.

Please ask reception for a list of current Inset Days.


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 Centre is for resident permit holders only.  Please note:  Towing is in force at all times.  Pay & Display bays are situated near by 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 Centre 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 Centre to look around?

If you are a parent/carer who would like to look around the Centre, please drop in on one of our tour dates.  An up to date list of dates can be found under the `Tour of Centre` section.  If you are a professional wanting to visit our Centre as part of your CPD please contact shirley.page@bristol-schools.uk.