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Wyndham Park Nursery School

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.

If you would like your child to join us at Wyndham Park Nursery School, then please complete the registering for a place form. 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.  

From September 2020 we are hoping to be able to change our offer to an increasingly flexible ‘pick and mix’ option.  This will mean that you will be able to select from the sessions provided to suit the needs of you and your family. As we are a school, we do ask that you do fully commit the entirety of your child’s 15 or 30-hour funding to us; we are unable to split these core hours with other settings or providers. 

We also ask that the attendance pattern you choose is set for a full term; it is unable to be changed (apart from additional paid for sessions that have always been available to be booked on a weekly basis). You can now use your child’s 15 or 30-hour funding to access breakfast and after school club or if you wish you can ‘top-up’ and add any additional sessions on to your ‘core’ offer at the cost of £5.50 per hour.

Please use the grid below to help plan how you would like your child to access the 15 or 30 hours. For example, if your child was entitled to 15 hours you could choose to attend 5 x Morning or 5 x afternoon sessions. Or you might choose 2 x All Day Sessions each of which to be followed by 2 Early After School clubs.

If you want to go over your allocated 15 or 30-hours then that is absolutely fine. Any additional sessions are charged at £5.50 per hour and these can be paid for with childcare vouchers, via tax-free childcare or by cash or card.  You can either request additional sessions now or simply book in on a weekly basis via our booking system once you start at nursery in September. 

The sessions available will be:

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Breakfast Session

7.30-8.30am

 

1 hour

 

 

 

 

 

All Day Session (packed lunch required)

8.30-2.30pm

 

6 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Session

8.30-11.30am

 

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Session

12-3pm

 

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Early After school club (Following a Full Day)

2.30-4.30pm

 

2 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Early After school club (Following an Afternoon session)

3-4.30pm

 

1.5 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Late After school club

4.30-6pm

 

1.5 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Total hours for each day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total hours for the week

Hours over 15/30 will be charged at £5.50

 

               

 

However, the current COVID-19 situation may mean we are not able to roll out our fully flexible offer from September.

Like all schools, we are currently in a very unusual situation. We have to ensure that our children are with the same staff in the same room for all of the days they attend; with a limited number of children allowed on site.  If this continues in September then we would be unable to offer the fully flexible offer that we have planned and would instead offer the traditional Wyndham Park model of:

 30 hour children attending 8.30-2.30pm Monday to Friday

and

15 hour children either choosing Morning Sessions (8.30-11.30am) or Afternoon Sessions (12-3pm) Monday to Friday.

Additional Sessions

Parents can also pay for extra sessions there is a charge of £5.50 per hour for all additional time at Nursery.

Wrap around care

As well as working with childminders we also offer a Breakfast Club from 7.30am and an After School Club until 6pm.

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. We are looking at ways to offer alternatives to these during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.