Nursery children have a choice of sessions: 8.30am–12 noon, 8.30am–1.30pm (with lunch), or the full day from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Children can attend Nursery just for the Free Early Education hours (15 hours per week) from 8.30am-11.30am each morning. There is no cost for this option. However there is a late fee if your child is not picked up at 11.30am of £25 per day, and there is no option for children to stay beyond these hours. Nor can sessions be extended into the afternoons as the child becomes older. Parents are advised that school events and services are scheduled for afternoons.
Reception – Years 1 and 2
Parents are invited to tour the school with the Head of Pre-Prep. Then they can register their child and bring them along for a morning or day in school so that we can assess their progress in literacy and numeracy, and general attitude to learning and consideration of others. In this way, we hope to ensure that all children can enjoy their time in school together and progress to the best of their ability. Whilst our standards and expectations are high, we accommodate children with a wide spread of abilities and talents and aim to provide appropriate challenge for them all. Once a place has been offered and confirmed, children are invited to attend pre-entry sessions. These help new pupils to become familiar with the setting and staff so they are more confident when they start.
Parents may register their child for St Edmund’s Nursery and Pre-Prep at any time before or after a visit by completing the online registration form here, together with a non-refundable £100 registration fee. Your son or daughter’s name is then added to the provisional list for entry in the term indicated.
Andrea Strong, Head of Admissions, will be happy to arrange for you to meet the Head of Pre-Prep and take a tour of the school. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01227 475601.