Children can start at nursery the term after they turn three years old. Applications are made through Enfield between October and February for the admissions in September. In-year applications are also accepted by Enfield Admissions if there are places available. If there are no spaces your application will be kept on the waiting list until a place becomes available.
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you and your partner are in work and each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week. You can start claiming the free childcare the term after your child turns three. To find out more about the free childcare funding available and to check if you’re eligible visit: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If you are eligible you will receive a code which you then give to us so we can draw on the funding for your child.
Our nursery aims to provide the children with a rich and exciting curriculum based around interests and experiences which are relevant to the children. We firmly believe that young children learn best through play, so we provide daily opportunities for interaction, discovery, active learning, talk and exploration both inside and outside.
Our nursery outdoor area is undergoing a total redevelopment that will be complete by September 2023. The area will include a fabulous stone river water play feature, a large sandpit, story trail and obstacle trail, climbing equipment, construction workshop and much more. The nursery room is also being full refurbished with new flooring, redecoration, new learning resources and furniture.
The class also has a carpet area which we use for playing games, dancing, stories and rhymes. It is the place where we sit every day, to have fruit, to sing and talk together! Our provision for children’s learning and development follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and is delivered by fully qualified teachers and nursery nurses.
In nursery we lay the foundations of your child’s reading and writing through our use of the Little Wandle phonics programme. Phase One of Little Wandle concentrates on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.
Full time nursery children eat lunch in the school hall with our reception classes. All nursery children must bring a packed lunch to school each day, school dinners are not available for nursery. Snack time is provided throughout the day with an opportunity for all children to take fruit, crackers and milk.