We offer full and part time Nursery provision for three and four year olds. All children are entitled to 15 hours of Nursery provision (5 sessions) per week. Entry to Nursery is in 3 intakes at the start of each new term over the year, however parents can request an earlier start time after their child’s third birthday if required. Where spaces are available, we offer a fully flexible choice to parents to set a scheduled provision throughout the week to suit their individual needs.
Nursery starts at 8:30 to 11:30am for morning sessions, afternoon sessions run from 12:15 to 3:15pm. Lunch is provided for those attending all day at a cost of £1.80, unless children are entitled to free school meals.
From September 2017, the government introduced an additional 15 hours of extended entitlement for working families (30 hour funding). Please refer to the website for further information https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. Additional sessions for those not eligible to 30 hour funding are available charged at £9 per session. Each child in Nursery has a Learning Journey which parents can also access from home and add their comments to.
When the time comes for children to move from Nursery to Reception, the transition is carefully planned to ensure that the children are familiar with their new classroom teacher and the Reception environment.
Tours of the Nursery are available, providing you the opportunity to see the wonderful indoor and outdoor provision that Cavendish offers and meet the Nursery Team to discuss your child’s needs, interests, likes and dislikes. Please contact the school office on 01274 772175 to arrange a tour.