What we offer
We offer an outstanding, teacher led, early education for 3 and 4 year olds. We use our in depth knowledge of child development to weave a programme of learning that is shaped by the children and what they need to know next.
All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week over 38 weeks (and some children are entitled to 30 hours) from the term following their 3rd birthday until they reach compulsory school age (the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday).
This means that if their birthday is during the period April to August they would access their free funded sessions from the following September; if their birthday is during the period September to December they can access their free funded sessions from the following January (or wait until the following September); and if born during the period January to March they would access their free funded sessions after the Easter break in April (or wait until the following September).
We have open days through out the year where you can come and look around and see our Nursery in action. Don't worry if the dates of these are not convenient to you, just get in touch with us by phone or email and we will arrange a time to show you around that suits you.
Our next Open Day is on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 between 9.30-10.30am and 1-2pm. We look forward to meeting you!
If you would like your child to join us at Wyndham Park Nursery School, then please complete the application form and return it to us via email or by post. If you have missed the Open Day or can't make it then don't worry. We are more than happy to show you around our nursery school at any time, please telephone or email to make an appointment.
We have both a 30 hours offer and a 15 hours offer for 3 and 4 year olds. You can find out more about the different sessions below. As a school we do think it is important that children attend every day as we plan and build sequences of learning over the week. We recognise that we don't offer the flexibility of some nurseries but we believe that our highly qualified teachers and staff give your child the best possible start to their education and ensure they are ready for the move to primary school.
15 Hours Offer
The universal offer from the Government is that ALL children are entitled to 15 hours free early education in the term after they turn three years old. Our universal offer available to ALL children is either:
Morning Session 8.30-11.30am Monday to Friday during term time
Afternoon Session 12.00-3.00pm Monday to Friday during term time
30 Hours Offer
Parents will be entitled to 30 hours of Early Education and Childcare at Wyndham Park Nursery School if they meet the following Government criteria which is explained here.
The 30 hours sessions offered at Wyndham Park Nursery School are 8.30am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday during term time. Children will need to bring a packed lunch.
Parents can also pay for extra sessions if their child is on our 15 hour offer to extend their day to either the full 30 hour offer, for specific days every week or on an ad-hoc basis . Please see our extra sessions information for more details.
Wrap around care
Stay and Play Sessions
Once you have been advised that your child has been allocated a place at our school you will be invited to a stay and play session. This is a chance for you and your child to spend sometime in Nursery together exploring the space and meeting the staff.
Starting Nursery School
The children are admitted in small groups. This gives us an opportunity to get to know all the children individually. Your key worker will take responsibility for settling your child into nursery and will maintain an overview of their development during the time they are with us.
You are welcome to stay for as long as you want to help your child settle into nursery. It is important that your child is given the opportunity to establish and develop good relationships with other children and adults. Your child’s regular attendance is essential to ensure they gain the maximum benefit from nursery education.
Getting to know you
We believe that parents and nursery staff share a joint interest in and responsibility for your child’s development and learning. You are the experts where your child is concerned and you know of any special interests and needs. Therefore a good relationship between parents/carers and school staff is vital to share information.
Parents are encouraged to talk to staff if they have any concerns. All parent/carers are welcome to spend time in the nursery, helping in the classrooms, on visits out of nursery or by using their skills to benefit the nursery in other ways.