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Nursery Admissions

The application process for children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 is provided in the documents below:

Introduction Letter Nursery Admissions 18-19

To apply for St Andrew’s Nursery, parents / carers are required to complete the Nursery Application Form and Supplementary Application Form, returning both either to the School Office or by email to admissions@standrews323.herts.sch.uk by Wednesday, 28th February 2018 for the application to be considered on time.

Part A – Nursery Admissions for 15 hours Universal Free Childcare Provision

  1. Nursery class introduction flyer
  2. St Andrew’s Nursery Application Form 2018/19
  3. Supplementary Nursery Application Form 2018/19
  4. Admissions Arrangements for St Andrew’s Nursery 2018/19

Part B – Information re Nursery ’30 hour’ Childcare Provision

  1. 30 Hours Free Childcare – Do you qualify?
Once a Nursery place has been offered and accepted, the school will request the following documents are completed and returned:

  1. HCC Parent Declaration Form 2019-19
  2. Terms and Conditions for 30 hours Free Childcare Provision
  3. Parental Guidance on Parent Declaration Form 18-19

St. Andrew’s Nursery class will provide your child with an excellent start to their education – firm foundations upon which the rest of their learning in school will be built.

We are a ‘caring and nurturing place in which pupils feel safe [and] behave impeccably both inside and outside the classroom. They care for and respect each other and the adults around them.’ (Ofsted Nov 2014). The Foundation Stage staff work as a team, focussing on the all-round development of your child with particular emphasis on their personal and social development.

As part of the Nursery class, your child will take part in all of our whole school activities, such as our church services and Collective Worship in the school hall. The class regularly come to the main school for PE and use the school grounds for Forest School activities.

Our Nursery is attractive and well-resourced. The staff ‘demonstrated outstanding practice at all times’ at our last Ofsted inspection. ‘Excellent teaching and care for [the children’s] welfare make them feel secure so they make exceptional progress and enter Key Stage 1 at levels higher than expected for their age in all areas of learning’ (Ofsted Nov 2014).

We bring our children’s learning experiences to life through links with our local environment, by bringing real experiences into the unit or taking them out to explore the world around them.

We invite and welcome your child as an individual who will be nurtured and allowed to grow at his/her own pace in a secure, happy and stimulating environment.

We work closely alongside Bobtails, an ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted March 2016) privately run pre-school which operates in the adjoining building to our Nursery. The two settings together provide the opportunity to extend your child’s provision to include a lunch club, or indeed a day’s care Monday – Friday if you should wish to do so.

Why don’t you come and see our Nursery for yourself and find out more?  We would be happy to show you around.  Please telephone the Office on 01920 870097 for a tour and application pack.