Is your child due to start school in September 2018?
For children who were born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 it is now time to apply for their school place. We will be giving all parents a leaflet explaining the process of applying for a school place. Should you have any questions or require any help with the process please ask Yvonne or Sandy.
All applications must be made by Monday 15th January 2018.
We cannot stress how important it is to give 3 preferences for schools and we strongly advise that parents include their catchment school in the choices.
We would recommend that you contact schools directly to arrange to take advantage of their open days.
Maidenbower Infant School will be holding open mornings as follows:
Tuesday, 31st October 9.30am or 11.15am
Wednesday, 1st November 9.30am or 11.15am
Tuesday, 7th November 9.30am or 11.15am
Wednesday, 8th November 9.30am or 11.15am
Tuesday, 28th November 9.30am or 11.15am
Wednesday, 29th November 9.30am or 11.15am
Please book a space on your chosen date with the school office.
Autumn Term 2017
We have enjoyed meeting all of our new children and seeing all of our returning children. We hope that the children have enjoyed their first few days in the nursery. They are settling well and getting to used to the staff and our routines.
For parents who have children that are due to start infant school in September 2018, we will keep you informed of the dates that you need to apply for a school place for your child once we have the details. We would recommend that once you have this information that you contact your local school to arrange a familiarisation tour.
Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. This premium is paid to us for children who qualify under the Early Years Pupil Premium criteria.
We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
For the academic year 2016/2017 we received £2057.38 and have improved the quality of our provision for the children by:
Providing Musical Hands Sessions in the Spring and Summer Term.
Providing relaxation and Yogabug sessions throughout the year.
Sourcing new resources to make a cosy relaxation area in the nursery and a more stimulating outside area to encourage the children to use their physical skills.