3 to 4 Year Olds

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All children are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery Education in the term after their third birthday.

Attendance

Although nursery education is non-statutory, it is very important that having gained a place, your child attends regularly.

Not only do children make better progress if they attend every day, but it means the best possible use is being made of scarce nursery places.

If you have any problems about bringing your child regularly, please talk to the Childcare Manager about it: we would much rather try and help with the problem than just wonder why your child is not at nursery.

The register is marked between 9.00 and 9.30 a.m. and again in the afternoon between 1.15 and 1.30 p.m.

Please ensure that your child arrives at nursery in time for registration.

We appreciate knowing if your child is absent due to illness so that the absence can be authorised.

It is also helpful to know when children are absent because of dental, hospital or doctors appointments.

Absence for up to two weeks family holiday is authorised

In the case of extended visits abroad a further 2 weeks absence can be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

If your child doesn’t return after 4 weeks absence your child’s name can be removed from the register and the place allocated to someone else.

Please ask the Office for a leave of absence form.

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Collecting your child

Please make safe arrangements for collecting your child from school.

Tell the staff in advance if someone different is coming to collect your child so we can give a password and reassure your child.

Please do not send young brothers and sisters who may not be able to look after little children when crossing busy roads.

Early Years Pupil Premium

If your 3 or 4 year old child is accessing their free early education place and is eligible, they could help their childcare provider or school claim up to £300 of additional funding. This money will help provide activities and new equipment to benefit your child. You can use the online checker to see if you’re eligible. Click Here for the Early Years Pupil Premium Checker

Ring us on 01274 200589 if you have problem collecting your child.