Beaconside offers full time Nursery provision enabling children to attend from a choice of mornings, afternoons, full days or a range of sessions at times to suit.
All the sessions will be led by Mrs Williams, who, as a fully qualified teacher will provide the children with a range of experiences which can be built on and developed during their time with us.
Children become eligible for our Nursery when they reach their third birthday. For the majority of children they would start with us in the term after they turn three.
Most children complete Nursery between the ages of 3 and 4 before starting in Reception the following year. However if places and provision allows, we are able to admit children from the start of the term that they are due to have their third birthday. This is known as 'rising threes' - please contact the school office for further information.
We have a morning and an afternoon Nursery at Beaconside and we also offer a number of full time days, wrap around care is also available.
To apply for a place in Nursery please fill in an admissions form available below or from the School Office.
Times of Nursery Sessions:
|Morning:||9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.|
|Afternoon:||12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.|
After School Wrap Around
|3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.|
Our Starting School Programme
Parents/Carers are invited to a New Intake Meeting before your child joins us. During this meeting, the staff will share our Nursery procedures with you and provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions. We will also arrange a home visit and the children will be invited to visit the school for two taster sessions.
Free Hours and Charging
Every 3 year old is eligible for Government funding for 15 hours per week (universal entitlement); this begins the term after your child’s third birthday. Some families qualify for an extended provision of a further 15 hours per week.
To find out if you are eligible please access the link below -
First 15 hours universal entitlement
(5 x 3 hour sessions)
30 hours extended entitlement
|Additional hourly rate||£5.00 per hour|
|After School wrap around||£2.50 per half hour|
The most important people as far as your children are concerned are our staff, who are all dedicated and caring, with a wealth of experience. Our Nursery is led by a qualified teacher who works alongside qualified Nursery Assistants. All staff have a paediatric first aid qualification, and additional training is available for all staff to continue their professional development, keep up with new initiatives and to consolidate their areas of expertise.
|Mrs Suzanne Williams||Nursery Teacher|
|Miss Barbara Shipley||Nursery Teaching Assistant (Maternity Leave)|
|Mrs Alison Sherratt||Nursery Teaching Assistant|
|Miss Milly Danks||Nursery Apprentice|
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