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Godstone Village School

Godstone Village School

Godstone Village School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Nursery


Godstone Village School Nursery

Godstone Village School Nursery has had been completely refurbished.  We now have a light, bright, open plan building that has been designed for two, three and four year olds.  All new furniture enables the children to be independent and able to access high quality learning opportunities.  The children are taught by a qualified teacher and supported by highly skilled teaching assistants. 

 

 

What age children do you take?

From September 2017 our Nursery class will take children aged two, three and four years old.  Children may start in Nursery from the term (September, January or April) after their second or third birthday. 

Children will either have a two year old place or a three/four year old place.  We have four two year old places and priority is given to children with FEET funding.  FEET funded children automatically get a three year old place, however, children who pay for their two year old place must apply for a three year old place.

We have 26 places for three/four year olds. 

What hours/session do you provide?

Children may have either a 15 hour place or a 30 hour place.  15 hour places are either all day Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday.   30 hour places are all day Monday to Friday.

Full days start at 8:45am and end at 2:45pm; however parents can pay for an additional 30 minutes so that children are collected at 3:15pm.  Wednesday mornings are 8:45am to 11:45am.   Wednesday afternoons are 11:45am to 2:45pm (including lunch).

We are unable to offer individual sessions outside of this pattern.

If you’re interested in wraparound care from 7:30am until 6:00pm then please contact the school office to register your interest.

Do I have to pay?

We take two year old children with FEET (Free Early Education for Two year olds) funding, so if you are entitled to FEET funding then no!  Please see www.surreycc.gov.uk for more details.  If you are not entitled to FEET funding then you can pay for two year olds (see admission policy for current prices).

All Three and Four year olds are entitled to 15 hours Universal FEE (Free Early Education) funding.  The government is currently inviting parents to apply for 30 hours Extended free childcare via their website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where both parents are working a minimum of 16 hours.  Once the government issues these codes, parents can claim 30 hour places at our nursery.  Please see www.surreycc.gov.uk for more details.

You will only need to pay if you want to take advantage of the extra 30 minutes at the end of each day, and for school dinners.

Parents are expected to provide all nappies, wipes etc. for children who need them.

Do you provide lunch?

Children can either bring a packed lunch or parents may pay for a school dinner.  All meals are eaten in the nursery building.

What will my child do at your nursery?

The children will spend the majority of the day engaged in purposeful play.  The children are supported in their play by skilled adults who teach and develop a range of skills with the children as they play.

We have a vast range of play activities available to the children both inside and outside including:

  • role play and dressing up
  • sand and water play
  • dough to develop imagination and muscles ready for writing
  • painting
  • workshop area (junk modelling)
  • small world e.g. dolls’ house, farm, puppet theatre, train track, cars, animals
  • musical instruments
  • mark making and writing area
  • construction area e.g. blocks, Duplo, Mobilo, large hollow blocks and crates outside
  • ride on toys and bikes
  • balls, stilts, skipping ropes and outdoor games
  • nature and gardening areas
  • climbing frame with slide

The children will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and focus on the prime areas of Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

The children will get together for stories, singing and other short carpet times.  They will also spend time in their key worker groups, developing their speaking, listening and social skills in small groups.