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Welcome To Our Nursery Information Page

 

Step into Nursery.

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Please enjoy a look inside our nursery and of course outside too!

Step Into Our Nursery 

 

Our Nursery is teacher-led and, supported by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of teaching assistants, provides a happy, caring and successful learning environment. ​​​​​​Set within the main school grounds, our Nursery unit is an integral part of our school.

 

As well as extensive indoor facilities we have a large, secure, outdoor play area, a permanent climbing structure, a large gazebo and a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment that are available to the children daily. Teaching follows the main principles set out in the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and staff use it to plan carefully for the learning, development and care of all the children.

 

 

Our Nursery Day 

 

Every child is entitled to 15 hours of childcare per week, from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday.

In addition to this, many working families are now entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week. To find out more information or to check your eligibility please visit https://childcarechoices.gov.uk 

 

Our aim is to offer provision that best meets the needs of the families within our community. We currently have 26 places available in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Based on demand, we offer a range of session times. Parents requiring wraparound care for their child are also able to access both our Breakfast and After-School Clubs at an additional charge.

 

Universal offer (15 hrs)

Option 1

Monday AM

9-12 noon

Tuesday AM

9-12 noon

Wednesday AM

9-12 noon

Thursday AM

9-12 noon 

Friday AM 

9-12 noon

Option 2

Monday PM 

12:30-3:30pm 

Tuesday PM 

12:30-3:30pm 

Wednesday PM 

12:30-3:30pm

Thursday PM

12:30-3:30pm 

Friday PM 

12:30-3:30pm

 

Extended Offer (Up to 30 hrs)

We have flexibility to best meet your needs. Below are some examples:

Example 1

Breakfast Club

7:30-9am 

Morning Session 

9-12:00pm x 5 days a week 

= 22.5 hours 
Example 2

Afternoon Session 

12:30-3:30pm 

Afterschool Club 3:30 - 6pm  = 27.5 hours 
Example 3 

Full Time 

Monday - Friday 

9am - 3:30pm 

= 32.5 hours*
Example 4 Where we have capacity a combination of sessions. 

 

*Where the total number of hours attended exceeds a child's entitlement, parents have the option to pay for any additional hours or, depending on availability, may be able to have a more flexible attendance pattern. Parents must provide packed lunches for the days when children stay all day. Lunch times are supervised by qualified early years teaching assistants to ensure there is a ratio of at least 1 adult to 8 children. 

 

Our aim is to offer provision that best meets the needs of the families within our community. We currently have 26 places available in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Based on demand, we offer a range of session times. Any parent requiring wraparound care for their child are also able to access both our Breakfast and After-School Clubs at an additional charge outside of the above offers.

 

How to Apply 

 

You can add your child to our Nursery waiting list any time after their 2nd birthday. Please complete the application form below and bring it to the school office, together with evidence of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate or passport) and proof of your address (utility bill, bank statement etc. dated within the last 3 months). Alternatively please email office@homefields.derby.sch.uk, and a member of our admissions team will get back to you.

 

Our main intake is in September for children who have turned 3 by 31st August of that year. If we still have spaces available, we may have a further intake in January, for children who have turned 3 by 31st December. Priority will be given to applications received by 31st March for the following September, however please contact us to enquire about spaces as we do still have some September availability.

 

Places are offered in order of priority according to our admissions criteria below:

1 Children who are ‘Looked after’ in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
2 Children who are on the Child Protection Register and live in the normal catchment area served by the school.
3 Children who are the subject of a statutory assessment of special educational needs and live in the normal catchment area served by the school.
4 Children who are both living in the normal catchment area of the school and have siblings of compulsory school age attending the school at the time of admission. Priority will be given to those children living closest to the school.
5 Children from the normal catchment area of the school. Priority will be given to those children living closest to the school.
6 Children from the wider area of the school, who have siblings attending school at the time of admission. Priority will be given to those children living closest to the school.
7 Children from the wider area of the school. Priority will be given to those children living closest to the school.

 

If you require any further information please contact our FS1 Admissions Co-ordinator, Mrs Lindsay White, on 01332 691351, or email office@homefields.derby.sch.uk

Nursery Application Form

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