Kirton Nursery School Achieving Success Together

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Kirton Nursery

Kirton Nursery stands in the grounds of the primary school and includes classrooms, cloakrooms, a sunroom and gardens. It provides a happy, secure and stimulating environment where children discover that learning is fun.

The Nursery provides part-time, quality education for children in the year before they start full-time at primary school. 

The Nursery is managed by a qualified teacher who has specialised in Early Years Education. She is supported by fully qualified Teaching Assistants.

Children are able to take part in structured play, discovery, craft and construction.  A quiet area, outdoor classroom and climbing equipment complete the requirements for fulfilling the areas of learning recommended in the Early Years Foundation Stage document.

Kirton Nursery offers far more than these basic requirements.  The curriculum is enriched for the children by taking them out into the village as well as further afield, and by bringing visitors in to share their expertise and experiences. 

Special events are arranged throughout the year.  The seasons of harvest, Christmas and Easter are celebrated.  During the year, special events and ‘theme days’ are part of our curriculum.  We have picnics, parties and outings during the year.

Children are encouraged to celebrate their successes by sharing them with others including their parents.

We believe that educating young children can only be successful when parents are part of the process.  Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators.  We consider that the partnership with parents is vital to children’s development.  We make every effort to involve parents in the education of their child.

Starting nursery school can be a difficult time for a young child and their family.  We make every effort to ensure this is a smooth and positive process.  Equally, the transition from nursery to reception class is carefully planned.  As the year progresses, nursery classes are taken into the main school for special occasions or joint activities with the reception class.

ADMISSION TO THE NURSERY

The Nursery admits children for the year prior to them starting primary school i.e. the September of the academic year during which they will be four.  Application should be made by mid March for admission the following September. Occasionally, we are able to admit a child earlier than this. Please ask at the office if you wish to know more.

Criteria for admission

If applicants exceed places, the following criteria will be considered: recognised professional opinion, medical reasons, brother or sister already attending school and distance from school. 

Nursery Fees

Kirton Nursery School supports the entitlement to 15 hours free Early Years provision for 3 and 4 year olds. Universal free provision for 15 hours per week, for a minimum of 38 weeks per year, is available from the term following the child’s third birthday, until they reach compulsory school age.

Nursery sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm daily during school term time. Parents may purchase additional hours, where available, which week will be charged a sessional rate agreed annually.

Charges are:

Each additional morning or afternoon Session (3 hours)          £11.00

Lunchtime Session     (1 hour)                                                             £2.50

Parents are asked to agree to additional hours for a big term in advance (ie two short Lincolnshire terms).

Fees are payable to school in advance.  Payment may be made by cash or cheque at the school office by Friday each week for the following week’s sessions.

If payment is not received the child’s will not be able to attend for the additional hours at Nursery. This will not affect their entitlement to their 15 hours Early Years provision. Refunds will not be made for non-attendance.

From September 2017 eligible parents will be able to access up to 30 hours of free early education childcare for their 3-4 year olds.  For further information and to register with the Government Childcare website relating to the 30-hour funding, please visit:  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk