Nursery

 

Welcome to Ottershaw Nursery. We are pleased to be part of Ottershaw  C of E Infant and Junior Schools and the larger community of Ottershaw.

Our intention is to help each child, through play, to develop skills and gain knowledge, which will be relevant to his/her development and future.

We hope to make this possible by creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere of trust and happiness, where children will feel secure and cared for.

We offer flexible options for parents who are entitled to either

  • 15 hours universal entitlement of free early learning. This is offered over 5 part time morning sessions or 5 part time afternoon sessions.    

           OR                                                 

  • Extended 30 hours of free early learning. This is offered over the 5 morning and the 5 afternoon sessions. This entitlement is available to working parents who qualify - please refer to the Childcare Choices website

       To find out more about funded childcare please click here

Session times

Morning session               9.00am   -  12.00pm

Afternoon session           12.00pm  -   3.00pm

The Nursery operates the same dates each term as the schools but occasionally there is an extra closure, usually for specific nursery in-service training.

Admissions

Children are normally admitted in the September following their third birthday; this keeps inline with the academic year. To be considered in the September allocation of places, applications should be made by 1st March of the same year. Should the Nursery not be full, children may be admitted at the beginning of the term following their third birthday.

Applications can be submitted at any age and should be made to the Infant school office. We aim to  offer places a term in advance. Please contact the Infant school office if you would like to arrange a visit to come and look around.

For copies of our Application Form and our Admission Policy please click on the links below.

 

Criteria for Admissions          

If our Nursery is oversubscribed and therefore cannot admit all of the children whose parents have applied for a nursery place, then all applications will be considered in accordance with the following admissions criteria. Length of time on any waiting list will not be taken into account.

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Exceptional medical or social need
  3. Children who have a sibling attending Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant, Nursery  or Junior School at the time of admission into the nursery
  4. Children for whom the nursery is closest to their home address
  5. Any other children whose parents wish them to attend this Church of England Nursery

Please note that admission into the nursery does not guarantee admission to the school.

For full details of our Criteria for Admissions please refer to our Nursery Admissions Policy above.