Nursery Applications 2020-21

Thank you for considering Archbishop Runcie CE First School for your child. We can not wait to welcome you to our nurturing and caring school!


We hope that the website will provide you with some information about our school, with regards to our vision, aims and values. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Admin Officer, Mrs Pygall at . 

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2020 – 2021 Nursery Arrangements

At Archbishop Runcie First School, we offer 15 hours of free nursery provision to children who are aged 3 on or before 31st August 2020.  The hours are offered as either Option 1, Option 2 or Option 3.


Option 1 (15 hours):
Monday 8.45 – 3.15
Tuesday 8.45 – 3.15
Wednesday 8.45 – 11.30


Option 2 (15 hours):
Wednesday 12.30 – 3.15
Thursday 8.45 – 3.15
Friday 8.45 – 3.15


Option 3 (30 hours):

Monday to Friday:  8.45am – 3.15pm


Option 1 or 2: In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archbishop Runcie CE First School, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours with our school.  Any additional hours taken as part of the free entitlement should be taken with another provider.


Option 3: For those parents who are eligible for the 30 hour code:  In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archbishop Runcie First School for 30 hours, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours and the additional 15 funded hours with our school.  You also agree to confirm your 30 hour code by the deadline requested by Newcastle City Council or you may either lose your child’s additional 15 hour place or be charged the cost of the nursery place.


Buying additional sessions

Some parents will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare; however, parents who are entitled to 15 hours will be able to purchase additional time. The current rate is £13.00 per half day or £26.00 per full day, however, these are subject to change in next academic year. Payment can be made by ParentMail or childcare vouchers. All payments must be made in advance for the full half term. 



Nursery children are asked to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home or pay for a school meal for their 2 full-days (£1.90 per day). 

Visits for Nursery children

If your child is 3 on or before 31 August 2020 and is due to start Nursery in September 2020 we would be delighted to welcome you into the Early Years Unit for a visit, show you around and answer any questions you may have. This visit will need to adhere to strict social distancing. Please ring the school office to make an appointment for a visit.

Phone: 0191 285 1957


We look forward to meeting you and your child on your visit.

Early Nursery Admissions

Children can now be admitted to our Nursery the term after they have turned 3 years old, rather than waiting until the following September. Please contact the school office for further information.