If you would like a Nursery School place for your child you can make an appointment by calling: 0121 675 3421.
Please bring your child's birth certificate/passport and a proof of address for the parent/carer (recent utility bill or bank statement).
We will register your child and when a place becomes available, we will contact you either by letter, email or telephone.
The Local Authority funds a free part time place of 15 hours for every child from the beginning of the term following their third birthday. There are some full time places, but these will be offered subject to Local Authority criteria. You can find out whether you qualify from the Nursery office.
From September 2017 some working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare, rather than the 15 hours. The 30 hours free childcare is only for 30 weeks of the school year, not 48 weeks. This is equivalent to school term times. You may be able to spread the free childcare out over further weeks, but this will mean that you will get fewer than 30 hours of free childcare each week. The link below gives more information about this service.
Settling into School
New children are introduced to the nursery gradually. We admit a few children at a time during the first few weeks of the new school year so that we can spend time supporting children as they become familiar with our school.
*Please note that this is running slightly different during the Covid pandemic as we are not permitted to have parents and carers on site.
Your child will be part of a small group of children who share a key member/members of staff who are responsible for the “family group”. It is important that you take your child to greet their key member of staff, so we know who has arrived each morning. (This is running slightly different during the Covid pandemic)
Some young children find the move from home to school upsetting and, if so, parents are expected to stay with their child for the first session and maybe for longer if they are finding it difficult to settle.
Please be patient, as children take varying amounts of time to feel happy about being left. Please make arrangements to be available for approximately the first few days. We prefer parents to support their child’s first few days, but if this is not possible please arrange for a familiar adult to support your child on your behalf.
When the staff feel that your child can be left you may be asked to sit in our staff room for a short time. When you leave your child in school during the settling in period it is very important that you return at the specific time which is given.
All children attend for shorter hours for the first few days. Dinners are introduced when your child is settled and the length of the day is then gradually extended when the staff feel that your child is ready to stay for longer.
Please be guided by the staff’s experience, as it is very important that your child settles happily into school.