At Parkview we are proud of our Nursery unit which is set within the main school grounds. Our Nursery is very much an integral part of our school and is run by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of teachers and teaching assistants who strive to ensure a happy, caring and successful learning environment.
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. We are very fortunate to have a large and well equipped indoor classroom to partner our large, secure, outdoor play area. Children are able to explore a permanent climbing structure, a large gazebo and sandpit, a writing shed and even a mud kitchen. Alongside these, the children have a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment that are available to them daily.
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, in 2017 the Government announced an ‘Extended Childcare Offer’ for 3 and 4 year olds, which means that 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 www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
We have 26 places available in both the morning and afternoon. Based on demand, we offer a range of session times:
5 Mornings – 08:45am –11:45am
5 Afternoons – 12:30pm – 3:30pm
5 Full Days – 08:45am – 3:30pm
*In addition, depending upon availability we may be able to provide a more flexible attendance pattern
Our parents provide a packed lunch when their child stays for the full day. Lunch times are supervised by qualified teaching assistants to ensure there is a ratio of at least 1 adult to 8 children. If parents require wraparound care for their child before or after-School, we have an onsite private provider called First Friends who have worked closely with us for many years. You can contact them on 01332 677660.
Children will be accepted into our Nursery each September from the age of 3. Occasionally we may be able to offer places to children who become 3 yrs between September – December.
Nursery places are offered to parents/carers during January/February before your child is due to start in September of the same year so please ensure we receive your registration form early to avoid any disappointment. You can find the form at the top of this section.
We are always happy for parents to arrange a brief ‘look round’ visit to Nursery prior to acceptance of an offer. If you have any queries regarding out intake procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our School Office and speak to Jayne Jankinson or Suzanne Penn.
For full Admission Criteria, please see our School Prospectus attached.