Nursery Admissions

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All Nursery children are entitled 15 hours free Nursery provision and some families may be entitled to an additional 15 hours free.  For those who are not entitled to the additional 15 hours, we offer the top-up hours for a fee.

Our school offers are set out below and more information can be given by contacting our school office at: office@ashgreenprimary.co.uk or calling us on: 01782 658977 where a member of the team will be more than happy to help and answer any queries you may have.

Offer 1

30 hours free place (15 hours universal and 15 hours extended) for all children eligible, and non-eligible parents, who wish for their child to be in full time Nursery education. This offer includes a lunch break, lunch is not included and will be charged weekly. Alternatively, children can bring a packed lunch. To find out the full details of your entitlements please use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

The hours that your child will attend school are: 08.50am – 3.15pm, Monday to Friday

Offer 2

15 hours universal free place for all children non-eligible 30 hours and eligible parents. For pupils who receive 15 hours free childcare only, morning sessions will be available.

The hours that your child will attend school are: (08.50am -12.00, Monday-Friday)

Offer 3

15 hours universal free place for all children and a fee-paying placement for the additional 15 hours for all children. For parents/carers who do not qualify for the additional 15 hours free childcare, you can pay for a full- time place at the rate of £760 per term. The £760 fee will be payable termly, in advance. Lunch is not included and will be charged weekly, alternatively children can bring a packed lunch.

The hours that your child will attend school are: 08.50am – 3.15pm, Monday to Friday

For more information about the criteria for 30 hours free childcare eligibility please visit 30 Hours Free Childcare Eligibility

Places to our Nursery are allocated by the Local Authority. Parents are asked to contact Admissions on 01782 236867/233232 or www.stoke.gov.uk/admissions for an admission form to either Nursery or Reception.

Where there are more applications for a nursery setting than there are places the following priorities will be used, in order, to allocate places:

1. Children in the care of the local authority and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Children living within the catchment who have an elder brother or sister at the school who will still be attending at the time of admission (or at the linked junior school in the case of infant schools).

3. Other children living within the catchment.

4. Children living outside the catchment who have an elder brother or sister at the school who will still be attending at the time of admission (or at the linked junior school in the case of infant schools).

5. Children who live nearest to the school as determined by a straight line measurement from the child’s home address point to the main entrance of the school.

Once the class is full a waiting list based on these criteria will be held until the end of September of that academic year. It is important to consider that attendance at a particular nursery setting will not guarantee admission to a reception class at the same school. The admissions process will need to be followed the following year to apply for your child’s Reception place. As nursery education is not compulsory there is no right of appeal against the refusal of a place. However, every effort will be made to accommodate the wishes of parents.