St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School

Nursery

Our school Nursery will be open every morning and afternoon during the main school term time and is our Early Education offer.  We have the same calendar dates as the main school.

We have a Nursery Teacher who is supported by other staff throughout the morning sessions. The afternoon sessions will be led by qualified support staff.

Early Education through our Nursery is offered to all families for the main school term-time dates only, this equates to 38 weeks a year.

Early Education is offered within the national parameters –

·         no session to be longer than 10 hours

·         no minimum session length (subject to the requirements of registration on the Ofsted Early Years Register)

·         not before 6.00am or after 8.00pm

·         a maximum of two sites in a single day

Government funding is intended to cover the cost to deliver 15 or 30 hours a week of free, high quality, flexible childcare.  It is not intended to cover the cost of meals, consumables, additional hours or additional services.

Early Education Information for Parents/Carers Funding : -

Early Education Information for Parents or Carers booklet (10)

Early Education is offered to families 38 weeks of the year. The funded hours can be claimed (to the maximum available)

  •  Mon – 8:30 to 11:30 (3 hours) morning session 11.30 to 15.00 (3.5 hours) afternoon session
  •  Tues –8:30 to 11:30 (3 hours) morning session 11.30 to 15.00 (3.5 hours) afternoon session
  •  Wed – 8:30 to 11:30 (3 hours) morning session 11.30 to 15.00 (3.5 hours) afternoon session
  •  Thur – 8:30 to 11:30 (3 hours) morning session 11.30 to 15.00 (3.5 hours) afternoon session
  •  Fri – 8:30 to 11:30 (3 hours) morning session 11.30 to 15.00 (3.5 hours) afternoon session

We will work with parents to ensure that as far as possible the hours/sessions that can be taken as free provision are convenient for parents’ working hours.  

We aim to identify all children that may attract any additional funding such as EYPP, DAF, SEND Inclusion Fund and any locally available funding streams with a view to submit a claim/application to support and improve their outcomes.

Admission to Nursery

If you are interested in applying for a place in our Nursery, you need to contact Mrs Bird or Mrs Coe in the main school office.  Either pop in to speak with them or call them on 01493 445117 or complete the following form to register an interest in joining our nursery: -

Form of Interest for a place in Nursery

If we are over-subscribed our criteria for offering places would be the same as for our Reception class detailed in our Admissions Policy.

SMSP-Admission-Policy-2021

Nursery Charging Policy

Our Complaints Policy is issued to all families as part of the registration process.  It is also available [via our webpage/upon request].

Where parents/carers are not satisfied that their child is receiving the free entitlement in the correct way (as set out in this funding agreement and in Early Education and Childcare Statutory guidance for local authorities), a complaint can be submitted directly to Mrs Crane Executive Head.

For parents of a child with a Special Educational Need, please refer to our SEND webpage for further information to help you decide on the right setting for your child.

The Admission Policy is issued to all families as part of the registration process.  It is also available upon request.  Parents do not need to pay a deposit to secure a place at this Nursery.  No top-up fees or registration fees are required and there are no financial charges to parents for a place in this Nursery.

As part of the registration process, parents/carers will be required to provide documentation to evidence their child’s date of birth. This is to confirm they have reached the eligible age for the free entitlements.

A copy will not be retained, but may be requested again at a later date.

On a termly basis, all parents are required to complete and return an Early Education Funding form.  If these are not completed and returned, we are unable to claim funding for your child's place in the Nursery.

Our complaints policy is issued to all families as part of the registration process.  It is also available upon request or via this website.

Where parents/carers are not satisfied that their child is receiving the free entitlement in the correct way (as set out in this funding agreement and in Early Education and Childcare Statutory guidance for local authorities), a complaint can be submitted directly to Paula Bird School Support Manager.

Interim Head Teacher:
Mr Alan Williams

SENCo:
Miss Fiona Ridgwell

Phone:
01493 445 117

Email: office@smspprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

Address

East Anglian Way
Gorleston,
Great Yarmouth,
NR31 6QY