When can my child start in Foundation Stage?

Entry into Nursery

Entry into Nursery takes place three times a year. If your child has their 3rd birthday:

betweenthey will start nursery in
1st Sept and 31 DecemberJanuary
1st January and 31st MarchApril
1st April and 31st AugustSeptember

Each child is entitled to five sessions per week. You may take sessions with us and sessions at another pre-school provider, but are only entitled to a total of five funded sessions. If you take more than 5, then the extra sessions at the other pre-school will have to be paid for. We are only able to offer your child five sessions per week, but you can take these sessions as you wish, providing we have spaces. For example, your child could come for a morning session or an afternoon session or all day. We aim to be as flexible as possible, but are only able to take 30 children per session.

When can my child start in Foundation Stage?

Entry into School

Your child will be invited to take part in several induction sessions in the half term before they start school. These sessions will allow them to get to know the staff and the school routines before they start.

When your child then starts school full-time they will attend school from 9.00 am until 3.15 pm, although they may come into school from 8.50 am.

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