All 3-year-old children are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education and some families, subject to eligibility criteria, are able to access an additional 15 hours through Extended Entitlement funding. Our Nursery is able to offer full day places as well as part day sessions. The sessions offered are mornings, lunchtimes or afternoons. You can choose a combination of days and a combination of sessions. Equally, you are welcome to choose all day every day. Please contact the school office for more information.
It is important that parents register their child’s name at school for a nursery and/or school place – the earlier the better from our point of view. The table below details when you could expect your child to start nursery or school.
Our nursery children are offered a place in strict date of birth order. Those children who do not get a place go on our waiting list; they usually continue to attend playgroup or private nursery until a place becomes available or until they start school in our reception class the following September.
Occasionally a place becomes available mid-year, if a family move away, we then offer the place to the oldest child on our waiting list. Each year the cut-off point is different depending on how many children there are wanting a nursery place.
For the children who do not attend our nursery we invite them to join our nursery children in several story sessions during the summer term to help them get to know their future classmates and staff.
Our catchment area for nursery is the town of Pickering and the minor parishes of Stape, Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, Middleton, Aislaby, Wrelton, Kirby Misperton, Lockton, Levisham and Low Marishes. Parents of children who live outside our catchment area may apply for one of our 52 nursery places, however, priority would be given to those children who live within the catchment area.
Our admissions policy can be found on the Policies Page.
Please complete our Pre-admission form 2021 and return to the School Office.
|Date of Birth||Nursery Admission
|1st Sept 2015 – 31st August 2016||September 2019||September 2020|
|1st Sept 2016 – 31st August 2017||September 2020||September 2021|
|1st Sept 2017 – 31st August 2018||September 2021||September 2022|
|1st Sept 2018 – 31st August 2019||September 2022||September 2023|