We are excited to welcome you to our new nursery site here at Easington Colliery Primary School.
From September 2020 we are will be offering high quality nursery provision within Easington Family Centre.
Our Nursery Offer
We intend to offer a range of different sessions and services for the children and families in our community.
Two Year Old Children
We will offer four morning places and four afternoon places for two year old children from 8.30am to 11.30am and 12.15pm to 3.15pm. This will be for funded ‘Play and Learn ‘places. If you think you are eligible for a funded place please apply to the local authority or go onto the Durham County Council parent portal to apply online. If you receive a “Golden Ticket” in the post please bring this to school as your confirmation of funding.
The children will be supported by skilled practitioners, trained and experienced in working with 2 year old children.
Three and Four Year Old Children
We will offfer 26 places to three and four year old children. All children are eligible for a 15 hour funded place. Where parents are entitled, we offer the additional 15 hours to make a 30 hour place for three and four year old children, term-times only.
To support children on the 30 hour offer, who attend for full days, we amend our afternoon session. Therefore we intend (subject to change) to offer a choice of 2.5 days at the beginning of the week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) or end of the week (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday) to children accessing 15 hour, three and four year old places.
30 Hour Entitlement
Parents who meet the 30 hours eligibility criteria are welcome to apply for a place at our school. The school day for these children is 8.30am– 3.15pm with an extra 45 minutes at lunch time.
If you require any further information around 30 hours free childcare or you think you may be entitled to a free place, please visit the following link or speak to a member of staff https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Lunch is charged at a daily rate (TBC) and will include a hot 2 course meal and lunch club activities. We will employ lunchtime staff who support the children across the lunchtime period.
Applying for a nursery place
Parents can put their child’s name down on the school waiting list during the school year in which they turn two years old. Depending on age and space availability, they will be offered a nursery place the term after their third birthday. All children will be offered a place in nursery during the school year in which they turn four years old. Places are allocated dependent on the age of the child.
Please feel free to download our application form and email it to school, so we can add your child’s name to our waiting list. Alternatively, you can print the form and bring it into school.
If you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com or call the school office on 0191 5270293.