Welcome to the Summer Term at the Royal Spa Nursery. Traditionally it is a wonderful term where we make the absolute most of our beautiful grounds. We grow vegetables, hatch butterflies, go on bear hunts, have a small Teddy Bear’s picnic and a special end of year family picnic.
We also have a country dancing event and of course our annual School Fair – which this year is celebrating 40 years as a nursery.
Here's our recent letter sent out to all 2017 parents.
Thank you for your interest in joining our school.
Please find enclosed an application form for September 2017.
This form should be completed and returned to the school by April 24th .
In the event of there being more applications than there are places then the priority criteria will be applied in accordance with our admission policy.
We will inform parents at the beginning of May if your child has a place. Please note that the places offered will be from the term beginning in September 2017.
There are significant changes in September 2017 and working parents who are eligible will be able to claim the Government’s new 30 hours Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds .
To check your eligibility for the 30 hours please see the enclosed page or go to this website:
The Government has also produced a new website with guidance for parents about childcare choices.
This website explains what is on offer for children at different ages, it explains the tax credits, the universal credits and the new childcare vouchers.
You can check what help you could get with childcare costs by using their calculator for parents.
There are 6 options at our nursery to meet either the 15 hours or 30 hours. Please select one option.
To secure a place there must be a commitment to a minimum of 15 hours a week taken over the 3 days or 5 days term time only.
Additional places may be able to be purchased if we have space in the nursery. Please inform us if you would like to request a regular additional space on the form.
If you are eligible for 30 hours you may split and use 15 hours here and 15 hours elsewhere.
As we are a maintained school we do not have flexibility with our staffing contracts or the term time only provision.
We will offer a breakfast and after school session if enough families would like it.
On April 26th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm will be having our next open day where you can come and look around our nursery and meet the team.