Nursery September 2017

We hope this page provides parents of children who have been offered a place either in our nursery or on our waiting list for September 2017 the most up to date information regarding the admissions process to our school.

Below you will find information about upcoming events and an indication of what you should expect, by way of communication, from the school between now and September. You will also find documents relating to any events that have taken place so far, along with forms and other resources you may find useful. 

This page will be regularly updated (and is subject to change). Please check regularly for any updates.

However, should you have any enquiries between now and September, please don't hesitate to contact the school by telephone: 0208 735 5943 or email: christopher.currie@burlingtondanes.org.

Important Announcements

Eligibility for free childcare

Please head to the following website to check your eligibility for your entitlement for free childcare.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Please then send an email to christopher.currie@burlingtondanes.org stating whether you are eligible or not, please also include in this email any reference number you are given.

This will enable us to ensure you receive the correct level of entitlement when your child arrives with us in September. 

You will only receive this entitlement for the first school term if you complete the above process by Thursday 31st August at the very latest.

Update contact information

If you have not done so since May, could you please send an email to christopher.currie@burlingtondanes.org with the following information:

  •  Your child’s name
  •  Your current address
  •  A contact telephone number

This will ensure you receive all correspondence from school regarding your child’s nursery place.

 

Important Dates

Date Description Notes
Friday 12th May 2017 Information packs sent to parents This will include:                                                    
  • Parent Handbook
  • A copy of The Griffin magazine
  • An invitation to our next parent information evening
Wednesday 14th June 2017 Your first school newsletter                      

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  • Information about some of the events the children have taken part in this year
  • Term dates for next year
  • Sample lunch menus
Wednesday 21st June 2017 4:30-5:30pm                                               

School Hall

Parent information evening (Session 2)
  • Preparing your child for school
  • The school day and routines
  • The curriculum (what your children will learn)
  • Administrative arrangements
  • An opportunity to meet staff and ask questions
Wednesday 26th July 2017 4:00-7:00pm                                              

School Hall

School uniform sale
  • Take a look at the school uniform your child will be wearing, examine its quality and fit
  • Purchase uniform and / or make orders
Wednesday 6th September to Friday 8th September Home visits
  • An appointent will be made for the class teacher to visit you and your child at home.
  • The purpose of the visit is to find out more about your child's abilities, interests and personality to make their transition to school as easy as possible. 
Monday 11th September First day of school
  • Children start their first day of school.
  • School gates open at 8:15am and school begins at 8:30am. We look forward to welcoming you all to our school community.

Documents and Forms

Parent Handbook 2017-18 For all parents
Nursery Timings Option Form To complete once your child has been offered a place
First School Newsletter First school newsletter
Term Dates School term dates

Helpful Resources

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ Information from the government outlining the childcare options that are available to you
30 Hours Entitlement Criteria to use to decide if you may be entitled to 30 hours worth of free childcare
Development Matters An overview of what and how your child will learn during nursery and reception