Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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Nursery

Please find a copy of our Nursery Prospectus

Visits 

 

Visits have been arranged for Parents wishing to come and see our Nursery for their children who are due to start Nursery in September 2020.

 

These dates are as follows:

 

Wednesday 8th January 2020      9:30am - 10.30am

Friday 10th January 2020             10.00am - 11.00am

Monday 13th January 2020           9.30am - 10.30am

Friday 24th January 2020              10.00am - 11.00am

 

Please make an appointment to visit by ringing the office on 01727 859978 if you would like to visit.

 


 

30 hours free childcare checklist for parents

A 30 hours free childcare checklist has been developed for parents which covers some frequently asked questions, deadlines and when they can access the entitlement.

The checklist can be found here. It is also present on the parents and providers webpage.

 


 


Nursery Sessions

 

At Wheatfields Nursery we offer each child an entitlement of 15 hours of high quality provision. We have devised a number of options and we hope one of these arrangements will suit both your child and family's needs.

 

Session times: morning 8.40am – 11.40am; afternoon 12.20pm – 3.20pm

 

The options available to you, are as follows:

 

Option 1: 5 morning nursery sessions (Lunch club available from 11.40am - 12.20pm at a cost of £3.50 per day)

Option 2: 5 afternoon nursery sessions (Lunch club available from 11.40am - 12.20pm at a cost of £3.50 per day)

Option 3: Beginning of the week – all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning*

Option 4:End of the week – Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and Friday*

Option 5: 30 hours**

 

* involves a cost of £3.50/ day to cover lunchclubs on the full days as this is above the 15 hour free entitlement

 

** involves a cost of £3.50 / day to cover the cost for last session of the day as this is above the 30 hour free entitlement

 

Additional sessions may be available once numbers have been confirmed at a cost of £20 per session (or payable with 30 hour free childcare funding - please see more below)

 


 

Applications

 


Applications for our Nursery for September 2020 open on Friday 17th January and closes on Friday 14th February.

 

Applications can be can be made by the following link http://wheatfieldsinfants.nurseryintake.co.uk  

 

Please be aware that completing an application form does not guarantee a place in our Nursery. If offered a place in the nursery class, you will still have to apply separately for a place in Reception and follow the Hertfordshire online admission system via the Herts Direct Website

 

We will write to parents offering Nursery places on the 16th March 2020.

 

We will need a response to either accept or decline the place by 26th March 2020.

 

 

If any option is oversubscribed, spaces will be allocated using the following admission criteria:

 

  1. Everyone who wants 15 hours will be offered a place
  2. If there is oversubscription for 15 hour places we will continue to implement the following admission criteria
  3. Looked after child

  4. Medical/Social need

  5. Social need (as requested by health visitor or social worker)

  6. Parents/Carers who work at our school

  7. Sibling link

  8. Distance to the school

  9. Parental preference / work arrangements

  10. Age (if the need arises priority will be given to the older child)

  11. Ensuring there is a balance of both girls and boys

 

In addition, we will offer 30 hour places until all spaces are filled. You can check the following website to see whether you are eligible for 30 hour free childcare https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator - you will have to reconfirm this to us through an 11 digit code every three months.

Please note that if you are entitled to 30 hours free childcare but are not intending to use them all for Nursery sessions, they can be used for our before and after school club "Treetops" or extra lunch club sessions.

 

If there is oversubscription for 30 hour free childcare places we will implement the following admission criteria which is based on the Herts Admission criteria:

 

  1. Looked after child

  2. Medical/Social need

  3. Parents/Carers who work at our school

  4. Sibling link

  5. Distance to the school

  6. Age (if the need arises priority will be given to the older child)

  7. Ensuring there is a balance of both girls and boys

     

 

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