Nursery

Saint Michael Catholic Nursery opened on 22nd February 2016. Following the open morning on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 9.30am, applications will be welcome for consideration from families whose child reaches his/her 2nd birthday or 3rd birthday between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. Please note, if your child is aged 2 by the 31st August 2017, they must have turned 3 years old by the 31st March 2018 to be considered for the 2017-18 academic year. If your child turns 3 years old after the 31st March 2018, they should apply for the 2018/19 academic year.

The school's Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions and each year publishes its Admissions Policy which specifies how Governors consider applications for admissions to the nursery. Before you make an application for the admission of your child, you are strongly advised to consider carefully the current Nursery Admissions Policy below. This sets out in detail how Governors manage the admissions process and the order of priority in which applications are considered. You will see that the Nursery Admissions Policy follows a similar oversubscription criteria to the Reception Admissions Policy, with priority given to baptised children from practising families residing in the parishes of St Michael’s and St. David’s.

The Nursery Admissions Policy is separate to all other admissions to the School including Reception.

A place in the nursery will NOT guarantee a place in Reception. A new application will be required for entry into full time Statutory Education at the School and the Oversubscription Criteria will again be applied

There will be up to eight 15 hour places available for Two year old children that qualify for Free Early Education and childcare for Two year olds (FEET) and forty-four 15 hour places available for Three and Four year olds. The 15 hour places will be offered in two options, each option offering a place over two and a half days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday). Meals will be charged for. Parents that are eligible a further 15 hours of child care from September 2017 will be able to request to be considered for a full time place and these may be offered if spaces are available. Further information on 30 hours provision and the eligibility criteria can be found here. The government’s Childcare Choices website will assist you in determining whether your child is eligible for 30 hours childcare provision.

Further details are available in the Nursery Admissions Policy and the appendix.

The Nursery Admissions Policy for 2017-18 and application forms are now available. Please note, to enable the Governing Body to have all relevant information before it in order for governors to make an informed decision on whether to offer a place, applicants MUST complete and submit the following by Friday, 19th May 2017..

  • Complete the school’s Nursery Application Form and return it to the school
  • Include proof of residence: current utility bill (within the last 6 months) AND a council tax bill (other options listed at the end of the Admissions Policy)
  • Include Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Include Confirmation of FEET Funding (where necessary)
  • Include Copy of baptism certificate (where necessary)
  • Include Certificate of Catholic Practice (where necessary)
  • Include Evidence of exceptional need (where necessary)
  • Include the +15 hours eligibility code (where necessary)

We strongly recommend that you complete the Nursery Application Form and deliver it to the school by hand with the relevant paperwork in good time. You will receive a receipt as proof that you have made your application. If you choose to post your application, a receipt will be posted back to you. The school cannot accept any responsibility for applications or receipts that are lost in the post.

Please read the letter to parents and the timetable below for further information.

We will hold an Open Morning for parents wishing to apply for their children to join the nursery for 2017-18 at 9.30am on the 19th April 2017.

Nursery Admissions Documents

The Admissions Policy is below and application forms will be available at our Open Morning and thereafter.

Certificate of Catholic Practice, rcdow.org.uk/education/parents/

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