Our Nursery

The Foundation Stage

The foundation stage consists of foundation stage 1 (nursery) and foundation stage 2 (reception). The foundation stage makes a crucial contribution to a child’s early development and learning. We provide a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to the needs of the child.

The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is divided into 3 prime and 4 specific areas.

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Specific

  • Maths
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the world
  • Art and design

Staff

The nursery staff consists of

  • Mrs Graham (Nursery Teacher)
  • Mrs Austin (Nursery Teacher)
  • Mrs Bellis (Nursery Nurse)
  • Mrs Downes (Nursery Nurse)

We also have teaching assistants working within the nursery.

How to Apply for a Nursery Place

In order to apply for a place at Nursery you must fill in a Nursery Application Form and hand it back to the school office. You can get a form from the office or you can download it here – applicationforadmissionfrm-1.pdf.

Once we have your form we will inform you via letter if your child has been successful in obtaining a place.

Sessions

All children attending the nursery are entitled to 15 hours free provision each week. The sessions we are able to offer are as follows:

5 mornings

5 afternoons

2 ½ full days (All day Mon, Tues and half day Wed or half day Wed all day Thurs, Fri)

We will where ever possible try to accommodate parent’s preferences, however the nursery is usually oversubscribed and individual preferences may not always be possible.

If you request 2 ½ days please be aware that children will need to have lunch at school. Children can either have a school meal for £1 (or free if they are entitled to free school meals) or you can provide a packed lunch.

Extended 30 hours Free Funding Offer

The Government are offering an additional 15 hours of free childcare for working parents from September 2017.  The additional 15 hours of free childcare is available for families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone-parent family), and each parents works the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage, and earns less than £100,000 a year.

While we will be unable to offer this at Biggin Hill Primary Academy Nursery, we are working in partnership with our local day care provider Bright Start.

If you think you are eligible for the 30 hour funding please contact the school office for more information.

Session Times

8.45am – 11.45am

Doors open from 11.35am

12.20pm – 3.20pm

Doors open from 3.10pm

Please be prompt when collecting your child. If you are running late please let the nursery staff know by calling the school office as soon as possible.

Clothing

The school does have a uniform which consists of a red sweatshirt, white or red polo shirt, with black or grey trousers or skirt. School sweatshirts, polo’s, cardigans and coats can be purchased from the school office – click here to see uniform prices.

However, school uniform in the Nursery is optional.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 825377.

 

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