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Nursery Admissions

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Please email admissions@colville.rbkc.sch.uk

Colville Primary Nursery offers comprehensive education and child-care.

We will enrol:

  • Full time 3 and 4-year-old children. All children are expected to attend the core day 8.50am-3.20pm Monday to Friday.
  • Up to 12 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 2 year old child can attend for 15 hours per week. There are options to increase the hours of attendance if we have the capacity.

We have a Nursery teacher alongside highly qualified Early Years Educators to lead the learning. Children are organised into small groups with a qualified key person. Please note we offer before and after school care, 7.45am-5.45pm, to nursery children once they are settled and can cope with the long day. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils within any session. The school manages admissions for nursery places. 

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

  • Priority is given to pupils who attend our Colville Primary School Nursery or Day Care and are not of reception age
  • Looked After Children
  • Children of a permanent staff member of Colville Primary School
  • Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Colville Primary School
  • Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

 Fees

Current Fees (per term) Fees from 1st September 2024 (per term)
Option A £200 £400 including snack and school meal charges. 
Option B £1910 £2090 including snack and school meal charges. 
Option C Free 15 hour entitlement  Free 15 hour entitlement
Option D1 £2020 £2200 (£400 for the first term if you are eligible for government funding) including snack and school meal charges. 
Option D2 £3210 £3390 (£2180 if you are eligible for government funding) including snack and school meal charges. 
Option D3 £4040 £4380 (£2365 if you are eligible for government funding) including snack and school meal charges. 

All options include the cost of snack and lunch fees.

Funding options for a 3 and 4 year old in our Nursery:

Option A

30 hour free childcare for 3-4 year olds

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. However, your code is only valid at the start of the term after your child turns 3 years old. Example: if your child is born between 01/04 and 31/08 your code will be valid from the Autumn Term (September).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 pay £400 per term to access the full week. The full week comprises of 32 hours 30 minutes at school. There are three terms per school year. The termly additional fee is payable in advance before the start of each term.To be eligible you will need to meet the requirements set out on the HMRC website, you can check and apply here: https://gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcareIf you are eligible for the 30-hour offer, you will receive an 11-digit code which you will need to provide to the school before your child starts, together with your National Insurance Number. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term begins or you will need to move to a fee paying place:  see below. 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 and the school will check this termly whilst your child remains in our nursery. If you apply for your code more than 3 months before the term starts, you will 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

15 Hours Free Childcare for 3-4 Year Olds 

If you are not entitled to the '30 hours of childcare' offer but are entitled to the ’15 hours of childcare’ offer, your child can still attend full time, but this will be based on a fee playing place.  The charge for a fee-paying place is £2090 per term, which includes a daily school meal and a snack. This enables your child to access the core day in our nursery. (If you require an extended day then you may book before and after school care services that operate and are run by our school.) If you would like to pay by instalments, this should be approved by the Executive Head in advance. However, if you fail to keep to the payment plan, the place may be withdrawn. 

Option C

15 Hour Free Childcare for Rising 3 Year Olds

Your child can start with us in a rising-3 place if you are eligible to the 2-year-old offer. We accept 2-year olds starting in the term that they are turning 3 years old. The place is a part-time place (attendance each morning only) for the first term of attendance.  

To be able to take up 15 hours of early education for your two-year-old you must meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/  for further information.

However, if you are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits, you may be entitled to a Busy2s ticket issued by the Kensington and Chelsea Local Authority or Westminster City Council:

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 
  • Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax 
  • Tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax 
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit 
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 

If you are eligible, a Busy2s ticket will be posted to you, addressed to the child. The Busy 2’s ticket will tell you the term in which your child is eligible to start.

Hours will be offered and allocated by the school and agreed with you prior to your child starting with us.

Option D

30 Hours childcare for rising 3 year olds

You could choose to pay fees for your child’s rising-3 place and there are three potential options of attendance/fees. You can include your preferred selection on acceptance of an offer;

D1. Part-time attendance for the first term of attendance (each morning until 12:15pm). The charge is £2200 for this pattern of attendance for the term or £400 if you are eligible for government funding.

D2. Part-time attendance for the first half of the term and full time attendance from after the half term. The charge is £3390 for this pattern of attendance or £2180 if you are eligible for government funding.

D3. Full-time attendance for the whole term (once settled in the nursery). The charge is £4380 for this pattern of attendance or £2365 if you are eligible for government funding.

The termly fee can be paid in instalments.

 

If you will be using Childcare Vouchers or the Tax-Free Scheme towards the payment of fees, please contact Ms Hammond in the school office at the time of invoicing.

Parents of children attending the Nursery class at a school must reapply for a Reception place. As in all state schools there is no automatic transfer from the Nursery class to the Reception class.

We offer before and after school care, 7.45am – 5:45pm to Nursery pupils. This can be booked once your child has completed their orientation period in the Nursery.

Please contact the school office on 020 7229 6540 and speak to Ms Hammond for further information about how to enrol your child.

Alternatively, you can email on admissions@colville.rbkc.sch.uk

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