Nursery places for September 2021
We will be reviewing our Nursery waiting list for September 2021 shortly after the Easter holidays. If you have a younger child who you would like to register for Nursery, please complete a registration form and return it to the school office, either in person or by email to email@example.com.
Registration forms can be collected from the school office, Nursery or found on the school website (details below).
As a reminder we are able to offer the following sessions:
8:45 to 11.45am Monday to Friday (morning session)
12.15 to 3.15pm Monday to Friday (afternoon session)
Term time only
Children are eligible to start the term after they turn three.
Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for 30 hours funding which would enable your child to attend full days (a lunch cover fee may be payable).
We do have a small number of spaces for funded 2 year olds, normally for families receiving some form of support to their income. To check your eligibility and for more information on the options available to you please check the Government website: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Due to the current circumstances we are unfortunately unable to accommodate visits to Nursery, however please do take a look at our page on the Ashmead website for more information: https://www.ashmeadschool.org.uk/nursery-2020/
We offer a wide and varied curriculum based around the 7 Areas of Learning linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The three Prime Areas of learning are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.
The four Specific Areas of learning that run alongside the Prime Areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
We work hard to ensure our environment and staff interaction ensures the children develop to the best of their ability in these key areas of learning. We strive to ensure that at all times we offer a curriculum that is exciting and fun and one that will reflect the school's ethos of learning through experience.
Please contact the Nursery or school office for a registration form and to make an appointment to look around the setting.
Applying for school places
If your child was born between 01/01/2016 and 31/08/2017 you can now apply for your child's school place.
Apply online form 11am on 2 November 2020 at buckinghamshire.gov.uk.
Application deadline is 15 January 2020
School places will be offered from 16 April 2021 Parents who applied online will receive an email and can log on to accept the school offered.
What we have been doing in the Autumn term.
We will be using Beat Baby to encourage the children to join in with rhyme.
Rhymes help children learn to talk and read. Rhymes break worlds into sounds which help the children to hear the phonemes or individual parts of a word, as in ‘Twin-kle, twin-kle, lit-tle star’. Rhymes introduce new words which help build children's vocabulary.
We will also use 'Beat Baby' as a way of teaching children about our rules and routines, and expected behaviour.