Are you eligible for 30 hours childcare?
From September 2017, we will be offering parents the opportunity to sign up to receive up to 30 hours of free childcare. We are very excited to have been selected as one of the Nursery settings in Hillingdon to offer this provision to our parents, as part of a pilot scheme for this September.
This opportunity is part of a government scheme committed to doubling the amount of free childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. Their vision is for the 30 hours extended entitlement to have a real impact on the lives of families by supporting parents who wish to work, or to work more hours, to be able to do so.
You can read more information here on the government webpage https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
The 30 hours will entitle your child to free access to our provision where we will continue to provide first class quality teaching and learning through a play based learning environment. In order to qualify for the 30 hours of childcare, you must meet the eligibility criteria below:
The extended free childcare entitlement will be available to parents of three and four year olds where:
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please complete the 'Expression of Interest' form or contact us directly on 0208 845 2715 and speak to our Admissions Officer.
Currently, Deanesfield Primary School Nursery is a 90 place nursery offering 45 government funded places each morning and afternoon. Children are eligible for a place at the school nursery from the age of three with intakes, dependent upon available spaces, in September and January.
Our Nursery is a stimulating, fun and secure learning environment where we believe how children learn is equally as important as what they learn. Children develop social relationships and, with the support of dedicated staff members, explore, experiment and learn enabling them to take the first steps in education to becoming independent successful learners.
The morning session takes place from 8.45am - 11.45am and afternoon session from 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Alongside this, the nursery is also able to offer additional hours at a cost to help support parents' working patterns etc. and these are offered on a flexible basis. These additional hours operate from 8.00am to 8.45am (includes breakfast) and at lunch time from 11.45am to 12.30pm (please provide a packed lunch for your child). The lunch-time experience has proved especially popular with children and parents alike. Children have enjoyed this social occasion and this is apparent in their interactions with other children.
If you would like to apply for a place for your child in our nursery, admission forms are available from the school office. You will need to show your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency when returning the completed application form.
Nursery is non-statutory and our admissions criteria is set by the Governing Body and detailed below:
1. All pupils must be planning to attend for the full 5 days x 3hrs daily sessions.
2. Child’s date of birth where the eldest children are admitted first.
3. Children who have a sibling living in the same household who currently attend Deanesfield Primary School full-time and will continue to do so on the date of admission.
4. Distance from Nursery (we accept children into our Nursery who are not Hillingdon resident but dependent on distance from school we may not be able to offer a home visit)
Admission criteria for allocation of morning or afternoon places:
The need of the child and which session he/she will best succeed (this maybe of the discretion of the early years leader)
3. Parental working pattern
Being granted a place in Deanesfield Primary School nursery does not guarantee admission into Reception as this is controlled by the Local Authority.
The term before a child is due to start nursery, a letter will be sent to you asking you to state a preference of a morning or afternoon session. If places are limited then the criteria for allocation of morning or afternoon places will be followed (see above).
Offer letters will be sent out during the half term prior to children starting nursery along with further information about the school nursery and an invite to an induction meeting which will consist of valuable information about a child’s transition into nursery and will also give you an opportunity to raise any questions.
You will receive a home visit (if they do not live too far away from the school) by members of the nursery staff. Each child will also be invited to visit the nursery with you to see the setting in operation as well as to meet the staff and become familiar with the setting. Nursery children are admitted on a staggered intake basis to ensure they are happily settled. This also allows a member of staff to personally greet and welcome your family. After this time the settling in procedure is individual to the child and the school will work with you until your child separates from you happily.
If your child is under three years of age and you are interested in registering your child with our nursery, please complete the form below and return to the school office. We will then contact you to progress your application at the appropriate time.