If your child is between the ages of 2 and 3 years old you can have 2 sessions in our pre-nursery absolutely FREE, regardless of your income! We are also part of the Local Authority’s funded scheme and therefore your child may be eligible for a 15 hours a week free place.
We feel that every two year deserves the best start to their early years education regardless of whether or not children are entitled to the 15 hour a week funding. We therefore also offer 2 sessions per week for those children who will be attending Handale primary school but who do not meet the criteria for the funded places. Children who attend pre nursery are found to have an easier transition into nursery and settle more quickly therefore allowing children to gain the most out of their nursery experience.
- Morning Pre-nursery – 8.30-11.30am
- Afternoon Pre-nursery – 12.15 – 3.15pm (gate is opened from 3.05pm to allow for older siblings to be collected from school)
Flexi Funded Places – there are limited spaces for children to attend:
- Monday, Tuesday – 8.30am – 3.15pm and Wednesday – 8.30 – 11.30am
- Wednesday 12.15 – 3.15pm and Thursday, Friday – 8.30am – 3.15pm
The Pre-nursery staff
The pre-nursery team are very approachable and encourage parents to discuss any concerns, no matter how trivial at the earliest opportunity. The team consists of:
- Mrs Mallaby
- Mrs Dean
- Miss Alderson
- Miss Reid
- Miss Sweeney
During your child’s time in pre nursery, staff will observe and record children’s development and accomplishments through photographs and written observations which are placed inside their learning stories. These are shared with you regularly but are also available to see on request should you wish. We encourage that you as the parent/carer add to your children’s learning stories.
If you have any questions or worries that you would like to discuss please contact:
Mrs Mallaby at firstname.lastname@example.org (Pre-nursery Lead Practitioner)
Mrs Lister at email@example.com (Early Years Lead and Nursery Teacher)