Robin Nursery Class
Our Nursery class – Robin Class – runs all day on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and Friday morning during term time. It comes under the governance of the school governing body and is led by the Head Teacher in conjunction with Robin’s leader and the Reception/Year 1 teacher. Teaching and learning is planned and managed by qualified, experienced and enthusiastic nursery staff. It has its own separate building and secure outdoor play areas. It is open for children following their second birthday.
Robins will run for 15 hours weekly in 5 sessions:
Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00am
Tuesday 12.00am – 3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00am
Wednesday 12.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 12.00 am
New guidance allows schools to admit 2 year olds as well as 3 year olds and to charge for this service.
The charge is £5.00 for unfunded hours. The school will register for free child care vouchers for 3 year olds and eligible 2 year olds. Vouchers will be accepted as full hourly payment. Parents may also be able to use Child Tax Credits to contribute towards payment.
A hot lunch is available for £2.30 (further details available via the School office).
Legislation specifies a staffing ratio of 1:8 for rising 3 and 3 year olds and 1:4 for 2 year olds. There will always be two adults present even if not legally required if numbers are low.
Quality and outcomes
The Nursery’s staff are responsible for planning and teaching in Robin Class, supported and monitored by the head teacher.
Continuity of care and education from 2 years, including liaison with main school, results in a smooth transition into reception. This helps maximise the progress and development for each child.
There is a maximum of 16 children at all time in order to adhere to legal staffing based on two members of staff in the Nursery.
Applications for places should be made on the school’s nursery application form available from the school office and will be considered on a ‘as received basis’ with booking of places allowable up to 2 calendar months before the child starts. Places will be allocated on the basis of space available.
Parents are required to book on a termly basis and four weeks’ notice of change is required. Payment will be monthly in advance.
Please note that admissions and acceptance into Robin Class does not guarantee a place in the Schools’ reception class.