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Welcome to the Nursery class page!

 

Here you will be able to find out information such as letters to parents, topic themes and what we have been up to in Nursery being 'Busy Bees!

Meet our Nursery team

 

 

Latest Nursery News

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Autumn 2 2018

 

This half term we will be focusing on

Bonfire Night, Diwali, Autumn, Winter and Christmas. 

Our topic letter has more details about what we are learning this half term.

 

See below.

Click on the William Lilley icon below to see some of the things we have been doing.

How to join us ...

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours free nursery provision for 38 weeks of the year.  William Lilley Nursery continues to offer 15 free hours per week.  However, we are delighted to announce that from September 2017 we have amended our session times to offer more flexibility to our parents and maximise the amount of time the children spend with the Nursery teaching team each week.  

  

SESSION TIMINGS

 MORNING SESSION:    08:50 - 11:40

LUNCH: 11:40 - 12:30

AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:30 - 15:20

 

WILLIAM LILLEY 15 HOUR OFFER

Mornings

Children attend every morning, Monday to Friday during term time (08:50 - 11:40am), totalling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week.  Morning children are also entitled to one lunch club per week on Mondays, (session ends 12:30pm), making 15 hours in total. 

Cost:

No charge if a child has a packed lunch from home. 

£2.30 per day if a hot meal is provided by the school kitchen. 

 

Afternoons

Children attend every afternoon, Monday to Friday during term time (12:30 - 3:20pm), totalling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week.  Afternoon children are also entitled to one lunch club per week on Thursdays (session begins 11:40am), making 15 hours in total. 

Cost:

No charge if a child has a packed lunch from home. 

£2.30 per day if a hot meal is provided by the school kitchen.

 

Two and a Half Days - Monday - Wednesday

Two full days (09:00am – 3:20pm)  on Monday and Tuesday and one half a day (09:00 – 11:40am), on Wednesday during term time, totalling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week. 

Monday - Wednesday children are entitled to one lunch club per week on Tuesdays, making 15 hours in total.  There is an additional charge of £4.00 per week for the Monday lunch club to cover the additional staffing costs over lunchtime, which are not covered by the 15 hours funding we receive.  

Cost:

£4.00 lunch club (to cover staffing costs) for lunch club taken on Monday.

£2.30 for each hot meal provided by the school kitchen. 

 

Two and a Half Days - Wednesday to Friday

One half day on Wednesday (12:30 - 3:20pm) and two full days (8:50am – 3:20pm)  on Thursday and Friday during term time, totalling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week. 

Wednesday - Friday children are entitled to one lunch club per week on Fridays, making 15 hours in total.  There is an additional charge of £4.00 per week for the Thursday lunch club to cover the additional staffing costs over lunchtime, which are not covered by the 15 hours funding we receive.  

Cost:

£4.00 lunch club (to cover staffing costs) for lunch club taken on Thursday.

£2.30 for each hot meal provided by the school kitchen. 

 

30 HOURS EXTENDED CHILDCARE ENTITLEMENT

From September 2017, most 3 and 4 year olds whose parents are working are entitled to 30 hours per week childcare.  We are pleased to be able to offer an additional thirteen 30 hour places for these families.  Information about the eligibility criteria for the extended childcare entitlement can be found below.

 

How to apply

Applications for the extended childcare funding can be made at:

 support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow 

 Eligible parents will be given a unique verification code, which they will need to bring to the school, along with National Insurance Number and child's date of birth.  Parents will be asked to complete a short acceptance form for our files. 

If parents are not eligible for 30 hours or choose not to take up the offer, they are still entitled to the 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds here at William Lilley.   

 

Wrap Around Care

Information is available upon request for parents who wish to make arrangements with private nurseries/child minders who offer wrap-around care outside the times of our sessions. The parent and care provider must make their own arrangements should this be required. The school will always be the recipient of the funding for the child’s place and the private day care provider will charge parents/carers for their provision.

 

Registration

Parents wanting their child to attend our Nursery should contact the school to register their child on our waiting list. Visits to look round the school can be arranged by telephoning the school office on 0115 917 9277.

Parents may register their child at any time. We have a twice yearly entry – September and January. For admission in September the child must be 3 on or before 1 September.  For admission in January, the child must be 3 on or before 1 January.  Parents will be notified early in the term prior to the expected starting date as to whether their child has been offered a place in the nursery. They will need to confirm acceptance of the place within 7 days of receiving the letter.

 

Induction Programme

  • Parents’ meeting.  Parents will be given the opportunity to visit the nursery and meet the staff at a parents’ meeting held the term prior to the expected start date.
  • Home visit.  We like to visit all children at home before they start. We feel that children settle more quickly following home visits, giving them the chance to meet their teacher in the security of their own home. There is also the opportunity for an informal chat about anything parents feel may affect their child at nursery.
  • Nursery Visit.  Each child has one visit to nursery accompanied by an adult that they trust. This provides support for the child and an opportunity for the adult to see what happens in nursery.

 

Nursery Start Date

Starting dates for new children are staggered so that they are welcomed into a well-established and calm climate where they can have the full attention of staff. Parents are given an individual start date for their child.

 

Admissions Criteria

Admissions for Nursery are managed by the school, unlike Reception, Year One and Two, which are managed by the Local Authority.  A copy of our Admissions Criteria for Nursery can be found by clicking below.

 

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