Nursery - September 2020 starters
We will be updating this page with information for anyone interested in their child starting our Nursery in September, and the Parents/Carers of children who already have a confirmed space with us.
We currently still have spaces available for September 2020
If you are interested in finding out more about our Nursery, please email email@example.com and Mrs R Powell, Business Support for Nursery, will be happy to assist or put you in touch with Mrs Hayes, our Early Years Lead.
Our usual process is to offer a tour of the Nursery to enable Parents/Carers to see the space and ask any questions they may have. However, during the current situation, this is not possible, and we are working on ways that we can offer as much support as possible to potential new children and their families.
The 'Introduction' tab will give you an insight into the ethos of our nursery and the staff that work with the children.
Please see our 'Nursery Blog' tab for examples of activities the children are involved in within our setting.
Confirmed Nursery Starters September 2020
Parents/Carers of all children who have already applied for a space in September have been emailed a letter of confirmation on 22/05/2020. If you believe that you should have received a letter and are yet to do so, please contact Mrs R Powell on nursery@Stkenelms.worcs.sch.uk
Nursery Welcome Letter May 2020
Please see a letter from the Headteacher, Mrs Shackleton, below, detailing our approach to the September intake during this time.
Nursery Application Pack
Please find below, a link to the application pack for Nursery, as updated 12th June 2020. St Kenelms CE Primary School Nursery Application Pack 2020-21
If you wish your child to access funded childcare, please see the information below and a link to an additional pack to complete.
Please find a link below to a Funded Childcare Pack which includes a Parent Declaration Form as updated from 12th June 2020. If you wish your child to access funding at our Nursery, please complete the Declaration Form.
How to return documents and provide Birth Certificate evidence
Please complete and return these forms to the school office, by post or in person, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries, or would prefer a pack to be emailed or posted to you, please also contact this email address.
If you wish to return the pack in person, during this time, please could we ask that you inform Mrs R Powell via email@example.com of a day and approximate time, to allow us to inform the office staff of your intention to attend the site. Birth certificates can also be viewed in this way. Thank you.
3 and 4 year old funding
15 'Universal' hours
All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for 570 free childcare hours per year, which commences the term following their 3rd birthday - 1st January, 1st April or 1st September. This is a maximum of 15 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year. These are known as 'Universal' hours and they can be used across multiple settings.
15 'Additional' hours
If you (and your partner if applicable) meet the criteria, your child could be entitled to a total of 30 hours childcare per week, to include the 15 'Universal' hours and 15 'Additional' hours. Once a '30 Hour Eligibility Code' is obtained, the additional funding hours are allocated from the next funding period, or term - 1st January, 1st April, 1st September.
Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to check eligibility and access a '30 Hour Eligibility Code'.
NB: If you wish your child to access 30 hours of care from September 2020, you will need to obtain a code this school term.
Nursery Information packs
Please click here headed 'Information and Guidance' for leaflets and letters providing further information for children starting in our Nursery.
Please click here headed 'Forms to complete and return' for important documents relating to your child's attendance at Nursery.