Nursery Application Information
We are inviting applications for Nursery places to start in September 2018 from parents of children who will be 3 years old on or before 31st August 2018. We will be running a 26 place Nursery during term time and are offering places flexibly as follows:
Option 1 Five morning sessions each week (8.45am – 11.45am).
Option 2 Five afternoon sessions each week (12.15am - 3.15pm).
Option 3 Monday, Tuesday (8.45am - 3.15pm), half day Wednesday (8.45am – 11.45am).
Option 4 Wednesday half day (12.15pm – 3.15pm) and all day Thursday and Friday.
Option 5 30 hour funded place over the week (please contact the school to discuss).
We do aim to offer flexible places so please contact the school if you would like to discuss the days you wish your child to access their nursery education.
Nursery applications are now available from the School Office. Please contact school by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing your name, your child’s name and date of birth and a contact telephone number or call the school office (0191 285 2663).
In applying for and accepting a Nursery place at our school, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours with our school for the entire academic year of 2018-19.
Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare (a further 15 hours beyond the initial 15 hours free entitlement). If we have the places available and there is the demand you will be able to access your 30 hours funded entitlement in our nursery.
The closing date for Nursery applications for September 2018 is Friday 16 March 2018. The application form must be returned to the school office by hand. Your child’s birth certificate and proof of address (original documents not photocopies) are also required when submitting your application form. Please attend the school office in person for verification, do not send these documents by post.
The Admissions Committee of the Governing Body will then meet to consider the applications against the criteria in the Nursery Admissions Policy 2018 and will offer the places by Thursday 29th March 2018. We will need to receive your reply to the offer by Friday 27th April 2018.
If you are applying for a Nursery place after the deadline, your application will not be considered until after 27 April 2018. Please use the 2018-19 Nursery Application Form.
The above dates have been agreed by all the schools in the Gosforth Schools Trust.
Early Nursery Admissions
Finally, please note that if your child is now 3 years old, they can be admitted to our Nursery during the current term. If you child turns 3 years old before 31st March 2018, they can be admitted to our Nursery in April 2018. Please contact the School Office for further information.