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Nursery Admissions

Please contact Catherine O'Connor-Brady in the school office regarding the current arrangements in place of tours for prospective parents for September 2021 admission. Please email on catherine.o'connor-brady@colville.rbkc.sch.uk

In September 2020, Colville Primary will welcome current and new pupils into our nursery. We offer comprehensive education and child-care as well as a range of ways to fund your place (with reduced costs for those who qualify).

In September 2020, we will enrol:

  • 54 full time 3 and 4-year-old children. All children are expected to attend the core day 8.50am-3.10pm Monday to Friday.
  • up to 6 children who turn 3 years old during the term of admission. These are fee paying places unless your child is entitled to the 15 free funded hours through the ‘2 Year Old’ offer. Each child is entitled to 15 hours per week which can be topped up to full time if we have the capacity.

Children are organised into small groups with a fully qualified key worker to lead their learning. Please note we offer before and after school care, 7.45am-6pm, to nursery pupils. This can be booked once your child has completed their orientation period in the nursery.

Enrolment starts in January of each year and continues until all places are filled. All places are allocated by the Headteacher. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils within any session.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to 3 and 4-year-olds:

1.    Priority is given to pupils who attended our Colville Primary School Nursery during

2019-2020 and are not of reception age

  1. Looked After Children* by a Local Authority
  2. Children of a permanent member of the school staff
  3. Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Colville Primary School
  4. Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

Full-time funding options for a 3 and 4-year-old in our nursery:

Option A. To accept the nursery place using Option A you will need to check whether you are eligible for the government funding for ‘30 hours of free childcare’. You can apply to HMRC for the 30 hour offer from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.

For your child to access five full time days over the week, we ask that you spend your 30 hour childcare allocation with us and then pay £185 per term to top-up to the full week, the full week comprises of 31 hrs 40 minutes at school. There are three terms per school year. The termly top-up fee is payable in advance before the start of each term and includes a snack fee. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal.

Your eligibility for the 30 hour offer depends on:

  • if you are working
  • how much you earn
  • your child’s circumstances
  • your nationality

To be eligible you will need to meet the requirements set out on the HMRC website, you can check and apply here:

https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

If you are eligible to the 30 hour offer you will receive a code which you will need to provide to the school before the end of August, along with your National Insurance Number. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts.

During your child’s year in the nursery you will have to reconfirm your eligibility by logging into your HMRC childcare account every 3 months, the school will check this termly during your child’s enrolment in the nursery. If you apply for your code more than 3 months before the term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid. If you become ineligible to the 30 hour offer or if you do not reconfirm your eligibility in time for the start of a new term your funding option will change to a fee paying place (Option B).

Option B. If you are not entitled to the '30 hours of childcare' offer, your child can still attend full time. The charge for this fee paying place is £1770 per term, this includes a snack fee. This can be paid in instalments. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal. There are three terms per school year.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to rising 3-year-olds (children who turn 3 years old in the term of their admission):

1.    Looked After Children* by a Local Authority

2.    Children of a permanent member of the school staff

3.    Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Colville Primary School

4.    Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

 

The funding options are outlined below:

Option C. Children are able to start with us on the 2-year-old free 15-hour programme if you are able to meet the following criteria:

  • You are claiming an income based benefit such as Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance
  • You receive Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year
  • Your child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Your child gets Disability Living Allowance
  • Your child is looked after by the Local Authority*
  • Your child has left care under a special guardianship, an adoption or residence order

 Option D.  You could choose to pay fees for the part-time rising-3 place (attendance each morning only). The charge for this part-time place is £1870 per term, this includes a snack fee. This cost can be paid in instalments. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal.

*A child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.

Additional time for rising 3-year-olds 

Please note if you require a full time place this will only be possible if the nursery teacher assesses your child as being ready for full days. If agreed, the earliest a rising-3 pupil can attend in a full time place is in the second half of the first term (from 2nd November 2020). The autumn term fee will then increase by £925, totalling £2795 for the term.

Methods of Payment Payment of fees - All payments for nursery fees and school meals etc. are made on the school’s online payment system (My Child at School).