Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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Nursery (Including Nursery Admissions Information)

Please find a copy of our Nursery Prospectus

Nursery Admissions January 2021


  • We hope to be able to offer a few Nursery places in January 2021 for children who have turned 3 after 1st September 2020. 


  • This would be for 3 hours every afternoon from 12.20–3.20pm (total of 15 hours) – apologies but there is no flexibility on this.


  • This will be dependent on us being able to employ a new Key Worker to lead the group and there being enough children to make it a viable group.


  • If you are interested in applying for a place, we would ask in the first instance that you to contact the school office for an application form to be returned by Monday 1st November at 9am at the latest.


  • We will aim to get back to you by Friday 6th November to advise whether or not we will be able to offer your child a place.


  • The Nursery admission criteria is listed on our website.




Prospective Parents Virtual School Tour




We are very keen to share with you a snapshot of life at Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School.  We are in the process of producing a short film which we hope you enjoy.  


There will be an opportunity for limited weekend visits early in 2021, please check here later for details which will be published soon. 



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 £4.00 per day)

Option 2: 5 afternoon nursery sessions (Lunch club available from 11.40am - 12.20pm at a cost of £4.00 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 Monday to Friday **


* involves a cost of £4.00/ day to cover lunchclubs on the full days as this is above the 15 hour free entitlement


** involves a cost of £4.00/day to cover the cost for last session of the day as this is above the 30 hour free entitlement. Priority will be given to parents wishing to take up the full 30 hour Nursery 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 for our Nursery for September 2021 open on Monday 2nd November 2020 and close on Friday 26th February 2021.


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 17th March 2021.


We will need a response to either accept or decline the place by 24th March 2021.


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 only intending to take up a 15 hour place, you can use the remaining hours for our before and after school club "Treetops" or to pay for 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