Our nursery class opened in September 2017 and we are now taking applications for the academic year beginning September 2018. This is open to children who turn 3 years old before August 31st 2018. The application form can be found here:
Our week is split in half (Mon/Tues Weds am and then Weds pm/ Thurs/ Fri)- further details are in the document linked above.
We have a Prospectus which we attach below as we know you want as much information as possible, but please note there may be some minor changes over the Summer term.
The Government has recently published more details on the additional 15 hours of free childcare it is providing for eligible families. Please apply for a Government Gateway ID here: http://www.gateway.gov.uk
You will then be able to apply online to check eligibility.
Welcome to the Nursery class at West Town Lane Academy.
From left to right: (Back row) Mrs Burt, Miss Palmer
(Front row) Mrs Gillet, Miss Foden, Mrs Milkins
This section of the website will be here to give you termly overviews of what we will be covering at school and key information. Please check our windows for regular updates and messages.
Welcome to Term 1!
We are thoroughly looking forward to having your little ones starting school with us. Term starts on Tuesday 4th September, and your children will be visiting us for 2x 1 hour slots that you have previously signed up for during our induction meeting. If you are new to WTL and missed our induction meeting, please call the school ASAP to arrange your visiting slots. Your children’s full time hours then start on Monday 10th September. Your hours will be one of the following:
Mon, Tues, Weds morning (first half)
Weds afternoon, Thurs, Fri (second half)
Mon-Fri (full time)
**Remember! You may be entitled to 30 hours (full time) at Nursery. Please follow the instructions above or call the school office for more details if you are unsure.
Children will need to bring a named water bottle to school every day and all children are entitled to free school milk. Snack will be provided at the small cost of £3 per half week/£5 full week. School meals cost £2.25 per day, or you may choose to send your child to school with a packed lunch.
The most important thing during this term is that your children feel happy and confident coming into their class, and that we get to know your children in order to make their nursery year at West Town Lane a fantastic adventure. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff; there will be lots of us around!
Some things to remember:
Don’t forget to label all of your child’s bits and bobs.
We’ll be using the outdoor environment whatever the weather! Please provide appropriate clothing.
If you need to speak to a member of school staff please wait until the beginning/end of the day, alternatively, please call the Office.
Look out for information towards the middle of the term for opportunities for you to come and Stay and Play with us.
‘Meet your key worker’ meetings will be held towards the end of Term 1-dates and times tbc.
We are a rights respecting school.
Article 28: Every child has the right to an Education.