Nursery September 2018

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 2018 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 Dates

Date Event Additional Information
27 April 2018 Initial Offers 

Offer Letter and Welcome Pack

This will include:                                                          
  • Offer letter
  • Parent handbook
  • A copy of The Griffin magazine
  • An invitation to our next parent information evening
  • Timings form (to select the hours you wish to attend)
  • Term dates
25 May 2018 Additional offers 

Offer Letter and Welcome Pack

  • Offer letter
  • Parent handbook
  • A copy of The Griffin magazine
  • An invitation to our next parent information evening
  • Timings form (to select the hours you wish to attend)
  • Term dates
20 June 2018 Parent information session
  • 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
11 July 2018 Parent Picnic
  • Get to know your child's teacher
  • Meet the other children and parents in your child's class
TBC July 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
5,6,7 September 2018 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. 
10 September 2018 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.

Important Announcements

Eligibility for free childcare

All children aged 3 and above are entitled, automatically to 15 hours of free childcare. However, many parents may also be eligible for a further 15 hours of free childcare (this is known as 30 hours free childcare).

Further information about all funding you may be entitled to as a parent can be found at the following website. You are also able to make a direct application here, if you think you may be eligible:

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

Documents and Forms

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