New Nursery at Rushall Primary

Why are we planning to extend our age range intake?

We believe the nursery will further strengthen the quality of education provided at the school by achieving better outcomes for children who will have access to a qualified teacher and highly skilled Early Years practitioner from the age of 3.

We can provide a secure and stimulating environment in which children will flourish, be nurtured and valued within our Christian ethos.

How will this work?

Initially, children will be in our fully equipped early years setting, sharing the facilities. There is ‘free flow’ across the unit, where the children can move into an area and play with the activities available. The children will work with any of the adults there.

The Early Years unit will be mixed age and abilities, similar to the rest of the classes within the school

Staffing

Qualified early years teacher and highly trained TA

Currently the expected ratio for teaching 3 year olds within a maintained nursery is 1:13, however we will be looking to operate on 1:8

Additional key workers will be employed as needed

Timings

Two daily sessions will be available –8.50-12.0012.00-3.15

In-line with drop-off and collection times for the rest of the school

Before and after school clubs may be available, on a case by case basis

Benefits

Taught the Early Years curriculum alongside reception children

Similar expectations and assessments to reception children

Access to Tapestry

Positive role models

Funding

15-30 hours funding per week is available to all children in the full term following their third birthday (i.e. September, January and April)

Places will be available following your child’s third birthday

Additional hours above the 15/30 hour entitlement will be charged at an hourly rate.

Places will be available following your child’s third birthday

Additional hours above the 15/30 hour entitlement will be charged at an hourly rate.