St James Nursery opened in September 2019 with places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
The Nursery (Caterpillars) operates from our new, purpose built facilities, offering a light, airy and spacious learning environment with free flow access to secure, supervised outdoor areas.
We aim to inspire awe and wonder in our little learners. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum - a child centred play-based approach to learning.
Children benefit from high staff:child ratios and a caring, nurturing, secure and stimulating environment which recognises the unique talents of every child. Where possible, we take our learning outdoors so children will always need a good pair of wellies!
The nursery operates from 9am - 3pm on weekdays during school term time.
Families that require longer hours can use our wraparound care which runs before and after school by a quality assured external provider, FISH. For further details about FISH, please go to our tab on Breakfast Club and After School Club facilities.
We are currently considering applications for our Nursery for September 2023. Parents/Carers have until 2nd May 2023 to send in their completed application and we will notify all parents by 16th June 2023 if your child has successfully obtained a place.
To apply, please download, complete and submit an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be processed in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy, a copy of which can be viewed below.
For more information, please see our nursery information pack and the documents listed below.
Please be aware that if your child attends our Nursery and you decide you no longer require their place, you are required to give us one months notice in writing. Many thanks
Government Funding Information
When are children eligible?
|Child’s birthday between:
|2-year-old applications can be made no earlier than:
|Funding can start from:
|1st January and 31st March
|Start of the funding period beginning on or following 1st April after the child’s second birthday
|1st April and 31st August
|Start of the funding period beginning on or following 1st September after the child’s second birthday
|1st September and 31st December
|Start of the funding period beginning on or following 1st January after the child’s second birthday
3 and 4-year-olds
All 3 and 4-year-olds are eligible for the Early Years Funding from the start of the funding period following their third birthday until they start school (usually at statutory school age – the term following their fifth birthday).
Extended Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds
A 3 or 4-year-old can get the extended entitlement of up to 1140 hours of funded childcare (30 hours per week, term time) if both parents or lone parent: