Explore our EYFS building with the Virtual Tour below:
Our nursery application form is now online. If you would like to apply for a nursery place please fill in the Google form below:
Admission policy is at the bottom of this page.
Since September 2017 we have expanded our popular nursery (Foundation 1) provision so that we can offer parents the government's target of 30 hours of nursery provision a week for eligible families, in the term after their child is 3. All families can access 15 hours free nursery provision in the term after their child is 3 (more information below)
Our nursery is open from:
Morning Session 8.40am to 11.40am
Lunch is 11.40 - 12.40pm (lunch is £1 per day for families accessing the 30 hour a week offer)
Afternoon Session 12.40pm to 3.10pm
Sessions run for 38 weeks of the year, during term time only.
Families can either access the full day as part of the 30 hour offer if eligible or access the universal 15 hour offer . If accessing universal 15 hours, sessions are all mornings. In order to support families with siblings at St George's, timings of sessions have been organised to mirror the times of the school day. If accessing the 30 hour offer this actually equates to 33 hours and 45 minutes per week free Foundation One provision and is supplemented by school at no additional cost to parents. Note that lunch is £1 for families accessing the 30 hours provision.
When Can Children Start?
Children become eligible from the term after their third birthday and are admitted in September, January or April accordingly.
- children born between 1 April and 31 August become eligible in September (Autumn Term)
- children born between 1 September and 31 December become eligible in January (Spring Term)
- children born between 1 January and 31 March become eligible in April (Summer Term)
The entitlement will last until your child is in full-time education.
Funding Arrangements for Nursery Places
The government provides all families with 15 or 30 hours funding for children to attend nursery. They can start the term after their 3rd birthday. Information on eligibility for nursery funding can be read online:
Families don't need to claim for the 15 hours funding. This is a Universal offer. We will simply register your child. If eligible for 30 hours funding you will recieve an individual code which you must provide to us. Currently you must reapply every 3 months to confirm your ongoing eligibility.
If you are eligible for 15 hours funding but not eligible for the 30 hours nursery funding, we may be able to arrange for you to pay for extra sessions. These would be charged at £10 per morning or afternoon session, payable to school via a bank transfer.
Lunch would also be charged at £1 – payable on Parent Pay.
Please speak to Mrs Binks or email email@example.com if you would like to find out more.
How Are Admissions Managed?
Full details are in admissions policy below. We now offer 'up to 86 full time equivalent places' or 172 15 hour places. Admission are prioritised in the following order by age of eligibility per admission intake:
- Looked After Children are admitted as a priority
- Any children with siblings at the school are admitted as a priority.
- Age - children turning 4 within the academic year
- Children living in the school's catchment area.
If we are over subscribed available places will be offered on this basis.
The deadline for places for the next academic year (September start) is 31st March. Transition events begin Mid May.
'In Year' places for January and April start are offered on availability.
Foundation Transition Events
We write to Foundation 1 parents confirming your child's place at St George’s.
Please ensure that we have up to date contact details
We visit F1 children in their home environment if requested
May / June
An opportunity for your child to meet the staff in their home environment. Vists are available to all children but must be requested individually.
We invite you to a parents induction meeting
This is a parent only meeting to go through essential information and complete all additional compulsary paperwork . This event is not suitable for children.
Children come for a 'Stay and Play’ session to meet their new teacher and children in their class.
This is a fun event for parents and children to share. A great opportunity to meet all the staff and families in a friendly and informal way. This event is delivered in AM or PM sessions.
Children start on a staggered intake over a two week period.
First two weeks in September
Children are admitted in small groups over a two week period. Start dates are non- negotiable in fairness to all parents. All children are admitted by end of second week in September
We hold parent / teacher coffee mornings
End of September
An opportunity to learn a little more about Early Years, our curriculum and meet with your child’s Teacher / TA to discuss settling in
Is there wrap-around care available?
Yes. Our Dragon's Club will offer wrap around before and after school care to all toilet trained children, including holiday club. This is not part of our 30 hour offer. You need to book separately with Dragon Club for this. Dragon Club is open:
7.30am - 8.30am
3.10 - 6.00pm
Please see Dragon Club section of the website for further details.