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St Austin's Nursery - Opening September 2018

We are now in a position to move further forward with our new nursery base which is scheduled to open in September 2018.  The building work for the project is due to start at the end of April.


In order to utilise our nursery to its maximum capacity and to cater for the large number of parents/carers who have automatic entitlement to the universal offer of 15 hours, we need to ask for more specific information about your preferred choice before we finalise our model and admissions criteria in the event of oversubscription.


Our nursery provision is for children who will be aged 3 on 31st August 2018.  Those whose birthday falls between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be eligible to start in Sept 2018.  Universal 15 hours free childcare is available from the term following your child’s 3rd birthday.


We are considering a model where those who have 15 hours free entitlement opt for a morning session 8.30am – 11.30am 5 days a week, or an afternoon session 12.30pm – 3.30pm 5 days a week.  These times are provisional and maybe amended.


There will also be some parents/carers who are entitled to 30 hours free childcare.  We will consider offering 30 hour places once we know how many places have been taken by those opting for 15 hours per week.  Please see the following link for details, criteria, and how to apply for funding for 30 free hours childcare.


If you would like to be considered for a place, download the letter at the following link, and tick your preferred option, and return to the school office as soon as possible.