With the current COVID situation and the government guidelines, it is unfortunately not possible for us to bring children into our setting in bigger groups, as we have done in the past for assessment. Therefore, we shall be running our series of Enchanted Woodland Experiences at our Gallery Road site for our 3+ children. This will be a combination of familiarisation and assessment activities in an outdoor setting via a process that we hope remains as enjoyable and as smooth as possible for the children.
Enquire about our Autumn 2020 Enchanted Woodland Experiences
Boys and girls start in September when they are three years old and have their fourth birthday in this academic year (between 1st September and 31st August). Most children come to school full-time but some are part-time, mornings only, in the first term. The ratio of boys to girls is approximately 5:1. After Nursery the girls move onto other local schools.
Children are observed playing in small groups in the classrooms and our staff engage them with a variety of resources, such as construction toys and role-play. We usually have a short music session and finish with the children sitting together and listening to a story.
We ask parents to provide a copy of their child’s most recent school report and with parent permission, we will contact each child’s current setting. We understand that some young children will not be attending a nursery before visiting us and we are happy for prospective pupils to bring in a toy to share with us if this would help them to settle.
Whilst the children are playing, parents stay for tea or coffee and staff are available to answer any queries.
|Registration deadline:||12 noon Friday 13th November 2020 |
|Assessment date:||Monday 11th January 2021 (various times). Please be aware that these dates may be subject to change.|
|Extra Assessment date:||Tuesday 12th January 2021 (various times). Please be aware that these dates may be subject to change.|
|Offers will be posted: ||Wednesday 3rd February 2021|
|Deadline to accept offer:||12 noon Wednesday 10th February 2021|
Successful boys and girls are invited into school for a morning towards the end of the Summer term to meet their new classmates and teachers. Parents are invited to a welcome evening to meet members of staff and fellow parents.
Each year we have a short waiting list which we keep open for a few weeks. Boys who are not offered a place for Nursery are put back into the application process for Reception, and many are successful at this stage.