Open to Vulnerable children and children of key workers at present due to Coronavirus – January 2021
We have made the decision to partially open Stoke Park Nursery following the Government’s announcement about a National lockdown. To enable us to continue to support the health and well-being of the community we can only currently offer places to vulnerable children and children of key workers. This is to ensure safe ratios within a very difficult uncertain time.
If you feel your child falls under either category mentioned please telephone the school office as soon as possible. Please check the following link to find out if you are a key worker.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope you understand and appreciate our priority is for the health and safety for all in the school. We will continue to support you remotely through emails, the Nursery page on this website, telephone calls and using Tapestry which will be our main form of communication with daily videos.
Whilst you are are at home there are weekly activities posted on the Nursery class page. You do not always have to work on something that is Maths, Literacy or Phonics based. You could work on something that will help you later in life and give you independence.
Look at the list below and see what you need to work on
- Can you put on a coat by yourself?
- Can you do up the zip on your coat?
- Can you go to the toilet by yourself?
- Can you hold a pencil with 3 fingers?
- Can you use scissors correctly?
- Can you put on your own shoes and socks?
- Can you get dressed by yourself?
- Can you talk in a full sentence?
- Can you have a back and forth conversation with someone in your family?
- Can you use a knife, fork and spoon correctly?
Please keep in touch and do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.
Entitlement – 15 hours and 30 hours offered
All 3-4 year olds in England are entitled to FREE 15 hours a week childcare at an Early Years setting. You may be able to get 30 hours free childcare. To find out visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare
If you’re eligible you sign up online and get a code to give your child’s setting and then the 30 hours free funding place can start.
If you would like to apply for a place at our wonderful Nursery please download the application form and return to the school. You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in to the school office making it to the attention of Nursery.
Early Years Pupil Premium:
What is the Early Years Pupil Premium?
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra funding for early years providers to improve outcomes for eligible children.
How will I know if my child is entitled?
Your child will be eligible if:
They are 3 or 4 years of age and receiving free (Government funded) education with any Ofsted registered early years/nursery provider, and are in receipt of one or more of these benefits (used to access eligibility for free school meals):
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (unless you’re also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and earn no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop receiving Working Tax Cedit
- or if:
- they have been in Local Authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
- they have been adopted from care in England or Wales
- they have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales
- How much is the funding?
- The amount is 53p per hour. It is directly linked to the number of free hours you are taking up at your childcare provider as part of their normal funding claim. This means £302 a year if your child takes up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.
- How do I apply for EYPP funding?
- Please complete the form provided in your admission pack, we will use the money in ways we think will support your child’s learning and development. This will be informed by our understanding of your child’s needs and preferences.
- Will I be involved in how the money is spent?
- Your child’s Class Teacher, as part of their ongoing communication, will continue to talk to you about your child’s time at Stoke Park Nursery.
- How will the EYPP be used?
- The EYPP will be used to support your child’s learning and development. We may combine the EYPP payments for several children, or work with other providers, in order to fund specific activities or training.