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Nursery Admissions - September 2020

 

We are very pleased that you are considering Jerome Primary School as the setting for your child’s Nursery year. Below you will find information regarding places available and how they are allocated. Our full Nursery Admission Policy can be downloaded below.

 

Should you have any questions, or should you like to visit us to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Places available at Jerome Primary School

 

At Jerome we currently have 16 places available in our Nursery Class and 16 places in our extended care (afternoon) Nursery sessions.

 

 

Sessions Offered

 

Children in Nursery year (those who will turn 4 during the academic year) in receipt of 15 hours of funding will be offered a morning session, becoming part of our Nursery Class. This session runs from 8.45am – 11.45am daily, during term time only.

 

Children in Nursery year (those who will turn 4 during the academic year) in receipt of 30 hours of funding will be offered a morning session, becoming part of our Nursery Class. This session runs from 8.45am – 11.45am daily, during term time only, and an Extended Hours place which runs from 11.45am – 3.15pm. Our morning and afternoon sessions are led by the same members of staff and are based in the same room. If your child is in receipt of 30 hours of funding you will need to ensure you provide them with a packed lunch or purchase a school dinner.

 

Children in Nursery year (those who will turn 4 during the academic year) in receipt of 15 hours of funding may stay for extended hours if spaces are available. These sessions run from 11.45am – 3.15pm at a cost of £9.00 per session. If your child is staying at school all day then you will need to provide them with a packed lunch or purchase a school dinner.

 

Children classed as ‘Rising 3’s’ are those turning 3 during the academic year, these children are those due to enter our Nursery Class in September 2020. These children will be offered places, if they are available after allocation to the children in Nursery year. This place may be a morning session (8.45am – 11.45am) or an afternoon session (12.15pm – 3.15pm) depending on spaces available. A ‘Rising 3’ child in receipt of 30 hours of funding may be offered a full day if spaces are available in both sessions.

 

At Jerome Primary School we also offer a breakfast and after school club as follows –


Before School Club - 8:00am until 8:45am – £3.00 per session. Breakfast (cereal and juice/ milk) can be purchased for an additional 50p per day.

After School Club – 3.15pm until 6.00pm

£3.50 - 3.15pm - 4.15pm - activity session

£3.50 - 4.15pm - 5.15pm - extended care option 1

£5.50 - 4.15pm - 6pm - extended care option 2

£9.00 - 3.15pm - 6pm - whole session

Allocation of Places

 

Children will be given priority according to the following criteria.

  1. Children with educational, medical or social needs including looked after children. Applications on these grounds will have to be supported in writing by the relevant professional involved, such as Social Worker or GP etc.

  2. Children in ‘Nursery Year’ (turning 4 during the academic year) wishing to take the full 15 or 30 hour place at our setting – no priority will be given to those in receipt of 30 hours over 15 hours when allocating places for our morning Nursery Class.

  3. Children in our Nursery Year in receipt of 15 hours funding where parents request to pay for their children to complete full extended hours (until 3.15pm)

  4. Children who have siblings already attending Jerome Primary School.

  5.  Distance from the school – calculated in a straight line from the central point of school site.

  6. Children turning 3, Rising 3’s, able to start at the earliest point in the year and wishing to take the full 15 or 30 hour place at our setting.

  7. How long a child has been on the waiting list for a place at Jerome Primary School - for in year admissions only.

     

    Funding Access

     

    Free 15 Hours Funding

     

    All children are entitled to a free place in an Early Years educational setting to access 15 hours (570 hours per year) of funded Nursery Education per week, over 38 weeks of the year, from the term after their third birthday.

     

    30 Hours Extended Free Childcare Funding

     

    From September 2017, the government extended the free childcare offer for eligible three and four year olds to 30 hours per week (1140 hours per year) for 38 weeks of the year. To qualify for the additional hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) needs to earn, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours per week at national minimum wage, and less than £100,000 per year. This extended childcare offer is flexible and families can use it to suit their needs. Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings threshold.

    Parents can check if they qualify and apply for the extended entitlement at; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

     

    Parents will be given an eligibility code which must be submitted to the school for verification by the end of term before the child wishes to access their extended entitlement.

     

    Parents are responsible for renewing their code before it expires.

     

    If the code expires the child will revert to the universal offer (15 hours, term time only) the following term, unless the parent choses to pay for the additional hours at a charge of £9.00 per session.

     

    If a parent does not renew their code within four weeks of expiring the school will assume that the child will be stopping their extended entitlement place.

     

    The child may lose their extended place if the school has children on the waiting list for extended entitlement places.

     

    If families do not meet the eligibility criteria for the additional 15 hours of free childcare, they may pay for additional hours charged at £9.00 per session.


To apply for a Nursery place for September 2020 please download the form below and ensure it is returned to school by 28th February 2020. Please contact the school office if you would like us to post a paper copy of the form to you, alternatively you can collect an application form from the school office.



Information and application form - 


Nursery Admissions Policy -