Parents who wish their child to attend the Nursery are asked to fill in a form when their child is two years old, whereupon their child's name will go on the waiting list. All children are entitled to 15 hours free per week and sessions offered are as follows:
- All day Monday & Tuesday 8.45am-3.15pm plus Wednesday morning 8.45am-11.45am
- Wednesday afternoon 12.15pm-3.15pm plus all day Thursday and Friday 8.45am-3.15pm
Top up sessions are also available subject to availability and are charged at a rate of £14.00 per session. School lunches are compulsory for those children who attend any full day sessions and must be paid for in advance at the chargeable rate. Lunches cost £1.90 per day.
Selection to the Nursery will be based on criteria in St Mary's Nursery Admission Policy (a copy of this policy can be found in 'Policies'). There is one intake in September for children who are three years old by 31st August of that year. Offers of the nursery places will be sent out at the end of the Spring Term. Further intakes may be offered in January if there are spaces available.
Each child offered a place will receive a home visit from the Nursery Teacher and classroom assistant during the first two weeks of September (notification of day & time will be sent during June / July). You and your child will then be invited for one or more visits to the nursery. Children are usually expected to be full-time straight away.
Nursery children wear a school polo shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan and blue track suit bottoms.