Raglan Nursery is set within Raglan Primary School and operates during term times only. It is a colourful, vibrant environment where young children can learn through structured play activities. In addition, we are able to make use of a variety of school facilities including the playground for our bikes and trikes, the library for story times and enjoying books, the gym for dance and games as well as the lower hall for drama and some assemblies.
We offer 30 hours of funded provision for eligible parents: to find out if you are eligible for 30 hours free child care please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. Parents can choose from 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions with added lunch as required, or 5 full days. You may also book for a combination of funded and non-funded sessions depending on availability. All sessions have a four week notice period.
Children entitled to the 15hr free funding can spread their funding across the week through attending nursery each morning or each afternoon. This would mean the 15hrs is spread across 5 daily sessions between either (9-12) or (1-4). Funding starts the term following the child’s 3rd birthday (January, April or September). For example, if your child’s birthday is in February funding will start in April.
Children entitled to 30hrs free funding can attend nursery each morning (9-12) and each afternoon (1-4) and pay the additional £6 for lunch care plus the cost of a school dinner or alternatively bring in a packed lunch. Early morning or extra curricular sessions may be paid for at a cost of £3 per session and can be added to all chosen days.
Below are the details of the session times and prices.
|Early morning session
8.30am – 9.00am
|£3||The early morning session cannot be used as part of the 15hr or 30hr funding.|
9.00am – 12.00pm
|£18||Can be used as part of the 15hr or 30hr funding.
12.00pm – 1.00pm
|£6 plus £2.20 for lunch or you are welcome to bring packed lunch||The lunch session is an additional charge and cannot be used as part of the 15hr or 30hr funding. This can be added to am or pm sessions.|
1.00pm – 4.00pm
|£18||Can be used as part of the 15hr or 30hr funding.
|Extra Curriculum session
4.00pm – 4.30pm
|£3||The extra curriculum session cannot be used as part of the 15hr or 30hr funding.|
Parents are also able to pay for nursery fees/lunches with childcare vouchers- this is not to be confused with the Government 15/30 hour funding. However, when paying with childcare vouchers, you will need to provide the office with the exact date the voucher was processed, the payment amount and your reference number as childcare voucher providers do not notify the school directly with this information.
We have spaces for 24 children at each session. We do operate a waiting list.
Children are not expected to wear school uniform. We do ask that children come in comfortable appropriate clothing. These should be easy for the children to put on/pull up etc. to develop their independence skills. They will need to bring in a small bag with spare clothing into nursery to hang on their peg. If they are wearing nappies or pull ups. Please ensure we have a supply in their bag, along with wet wipes.
If your child has pierced ears they must only wear gold stud earrings, Please ensure all clothes including shoes are named.
The nursery doors open at 9am for the morning & full day children. Parents are encouraged to escort their children into the nursery and say goodbye to them. Our learning starts at 9am & continues for the whole day &. We follow a free flow approach & this includes free flow to the outside area. The staff are all keyworkers to the children.
All activities will encompass different areas of the foundation stage learning. Children are observed throughout the day and observations are recorded for their development.
Some children go home at 12pm and the afternoon children come into nursery at 1pm. Parents are able to enter through the Jaffray Road entrance. There is a camera system on the gate and once the buzzer is pressed, we are able to see who is at the gate and release the gate from the nursery. The parents will then bring their children to the door and say goodbye here.
At the end of the children’s session parents will enter through the Jaffray Road gate, either through the buzzer gate or open gate at the end of the day and parents are asked to wait in the nursery playground and the children will be brought out to you.
If you need to speak to us about anything else please catch us at the beginning or end of your child’s session or we can make an appointment for you to come in to talk to your child’s keyworker & we hold parent conference days for parents to come in & chat to their child’s keyworker about their development.
We are confident that your child will settle in well and are looking forward to a fun and fulfilling year.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Elliott & Mrs Marney & Ms Gordon (Raglan Nursery Practitioners)
For further information, please click on Nursery prospectus.
If you accept a place offered to you, you will need to complete the following forms:
and, if necessary, a permission form for administration of prescribed medication. All these will be issued to you by the Nursery Administrator once a place is offered to you.
N.B: Admission into Raglan Primary School is independent of the Nursery.
If you wish to apply for a place at Raglan Day Nursery please download and complete the following application forms:
We are only able to administer prescribed medicine to children in the Nursery. Parents are required to fill in a medicine form giving us their consent. If a child becomes unwell and/or has a raised temperature, they will need to be collected and taken home. Please ensure that all medicines are handed to a member of staff and not left in the child’s bags, as all children have access to the bag. All medication is stored in the office where children have no access.
The children were fascinated to care for the eggs in the incubator and watch as they began to hatch. Each day they would come into nursery and head for the Incubator to see any changes. Once they had hatched and were to ready to move on, they were placed in the larger holding box. The children were able to see them more clearly and they all had an opportunity to hold the chicks. Children from other classes also visited the chicks to see their progress and had a hold of them.
This week the Nursery children and Parents gathered to take part in their annual Sports Day events. The sun was beaming down on our amazing children and parents who were eager to join in the fun and have a great day of sports.
The Children all had great fun taking part in their sports day and then it was parents turn, who all had a good go at completing the obstacles. We took some pictures on the day, which can be seen in the gallery below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
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