Applying for a place
REGISTER YOUR CHILD
Once your child is one year old, you can register for a Pre-Nursery or Nursery School place.
Come down to the Nursery and collect an application form or download one below and post it to us or drop it into the office together with a £10 administration fee. Once the office receives the application form and fee, your child’s name is put onto the waiting list. We do not have a catchment area but we do prioritise children according to need and age as outlined in our Admissions Policy (see below)
If you would like to arrange a visit you are welcome to – just give us a ring on 01488 682628.
2 year olds: If you are eligible for free entitlement sessions, you can have up to 5 sessions in a week free (a total of 15 hours free). Please check to see if you are entitled. If you are not eligible for free sessions you can purchase your sessions.
Download Two Year Free Entitlement Leaflet Here
3 year olds: 3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free (you can have up to 5 sessions in a week) – We will always try and give you 20 hours free if we can (You will just have to pay for lunch). You may be entitled to the Government’s 30 hours funding for an additional 15 hours free or you can purchase additional sessions to create a whole day. We are open 44 weeks a year.
Admissions Policy February 2019
Hungerford Nursery School
Centre for Children and Families
Aim: Hungerford Nursery School is committed to all children having equality of opportunity and including children of all needs. The aim of this admissions policy is to ensure that all children are included.
Please note: Attendance at pre-nursery automatically grants a child a place at Nursery
The Nursery is open from 8.00am – 3.30pm, during term time and 9.00am – 3.00pm during Easter and Summer holidays.
Admissions (Nursery and Pre-Nursery) Policy
Applications for places should be made directly to the Nursery School by parents/carers. Parents can register their child for a pre-nursery or nursery place any time after their child’s first birthday. We accept the names of any children.
3 year olds: The Nursery school offers 15/30 hours of free early education for 3 year olds. In addition parents can purchase breakfast, extra sessions and holiday club, lunches.
2 year olds: The Nursery school offers early education for 2 year olds to purchase and also some free entitlement 2 year old places, lunches.
If there are more children than the number of places available we will offer places in this order (in line with the Local Authority admission policy).
In each age group we admit children in this order:
- Children with EYPP (EarlyYears Pupil Premium), Funded 2-year Olds, special educational needs, looked after children (those in the care of the local authority) and children who have a social need accompanied by a supporting letter from a professional.
- Children who live locally and have a brother or sister at the school.
- Children who live locally but do not have a brother or sister at the school.
- Children who live elsewhere and have a brother or sister at the school.
- Children who live elsewhere and do not have a brother or sister at the school.
- All other children.
If a decision has to be made between children in one of the groups, a place is given to the child who lives nearest to the school by walking distance.