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Nursery FAQs

Q1. Do I get a choice of morning or afternoon session?

Places are allocated randomly to allow fairness to all families.


Q2. Can I swap my session from the Afternoon to a Morning or vice-versa?

If you wish to swap sessions after your child’s place has been allocated, please contact the school office to discuss. If another family would also like to swap, this may well be possible.


Q3. Can I spread my 15 hours over 2 full days and a half day instead of the 5 half days? Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this at the moment. We offer fifteen hours which have to be spread over 5 days, either all mornings or all afternoons, Monday to Friday.


Q4. Is there a cost or application fee for the Nursery?

No. We offer the 15 hours Government funded care for children over 3 years old. Application is free.


Q5. Can I add any extra hours to my child’s day in the Nursery?

We are not able to offer additional Nursery hours; however we do run a variety of extended day clubs that may suit you, at an additional cost. We offer Breakfast and After School Clubs at the school, which are booked and paid for in advance. The clubs you request will depend upon which session you are allocated. For example, if allocated morning nursery sessions you will be eligible to attend Breakfast Club.


Q6. Do I get the option for 30 hours of Nursery time per week?

We are currently looking into providing 30 hours of Nursery care as an option from the academic year 2108-2019, however no decision has yet been made and we therefore can only currently confirm offers for 15 hours.


Q7. How are the places allocated?

Places are not allocated on a first come first serve basis. A priority system is used in the following order:

1) Children in care;

2) Siblings of Earlswood School;

3) Distance you live from the school.

If your application is handed in after the 31st of January for the September intake of the same year, it will be treated as a late application and added to the waiting list. It will then be processed after all of the first offers have been given. If you do have any further questions, please contact the Infant School office.

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The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.