Up to 15 hours – free of charge (every child is entitled to this 15 hours free through the 3 year old grant), or up to 30 hours, depending on eligibility.
Children must use the full 15 hour entitlement at this nursery, but may split the 30 hours with another provision.
Anything over 15 hours will be charged at a rate of £4.00 per hour, if not eligible for 30 hours free.
You access the three year old grant the term after your child turns three. If you wish for your child to start Nursery before they can access their funding, you can pay for the sessions once your child has turned three.
If you have any queries regarding the grant or start dates please do not hesitate to contact us at the Nursery.
Session Times & Nursery Fees
The session times and fees of the Nursery are as follows:
9am - 12.00pm (3 hours) - £12.00
9am - 1.15pm (4 hours 15 minutes) - £17.00
12.15pm - 3.15pm (3 hours) - £12.00
9am - 3.15pm (6 hours 15 minutes) - £25.00
Fees per hour - £4.00
Fees per half hour - £2.00
Fees per 15 minutes - £1.00
If your child has a school dinner there will be an additional charge of £2
Your child is also able to access the breakfast club facilities which run from 7.30am – 9.00am and the after-school club facilities which run from 3.15pm – 5.30pm in The Hive.
Children staying for lunch can bring their own packed lunch or purchase school dinners at a cost of £2 per day
Children with siblings in school (Years 3-6) are entitled to 50% discount on school dinners. Forms are available from the school office
Payments for any hours over the 15 free hours will be made via our parent pay system. You will receive a log in username and password soon after your child starts at Nursery and a link can be found on our school website for more information. To ensure you do not accumulate debts please ensure that nursery fees are paid a week in advance.
Nursery Staff Information
Assistant Headteacher - Miss Hazlewood
Nursery Manager - Miss S Holmes
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Collins
Nursery Accounts - Mrs K Walker
Other members of the Foundation Stage team work with the children in our nursery. Your child will be cared for by a qualified Nursery Manager and a Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant up to NVQ level 3. At lunchtimes your child will work with familiar staff along with some of the Foundation Stage Unit Staff.
At Westcliff Nursery we operate a Key Worker system. Your child will be allocated a Key Worker and they will work closely with your child and yourselves as families, as will all other staff in the Foundation Stage Unit. Miss Holmes is the lead key person for all children and will oversee all of the children’s learning, development and progress. Our Foundation Stage team do work very closely together for the benefit of all children, and so, if you have any concerns or queries please speak to any member of our team.
Snack and Drinks
Fruit and Milk/Water is available for your child throughout the day or at snack time. Children are encouraged to lead healthy lifestyles and try a range of different healthy foods.
Please ensure all items are named.
Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
White polo shirt
Blue Cardigan/Jumper (These can be purchased from Bispham Clothing shop)
Black/Grey flat closed toe footwear
White/Grey socks or tights.
-Blue and white gingham summer dress
-White polo shirt
A coat or jacket suitable for the weather. Children can also bring in a pair of Wellies to leave at school for wet weather as they access the outdoor provision in all weather. When the weather gets warmer your child can bring a sun hat into school. The staff in Nursery cannot put sun cream on your child at school, however you can use a 12 hour suncream and apply this in the morning before Nursery.
Children will be given a strong, clear plastic bag, which will be labelled with your child’s name. Please can children bring this bag into Nursery everyday so that letters, paintings and important information may be sent home.
At Westcliff Primary School we feel that parental involvement and interest is vital to the progress of the children. We encourage staff, parents and carers to work together to help children develop to their full potential.
You are the expert on your child, and sharing information with us about your child’s learning, development and interests will enable us to tailor the experiences we provide to suit your child and their individual interests and needs. Please let us know if your child has any achievements we can celebrate together by filling out a Wow moment (which you will receive when your child starts Nursery).
We also share learning and development at our Family Fun sessions where parents are invited to come in and experience their child’s normal nursery day and see what they enjoy doing most. At these sessions, you will have the opportunity to talk to the Staff who work with your child and discuss their progress and development. We also regularly send home letters, books and newsletters to share information as well as staff being available each day for informal chats. Should you require time with staff to discuss anything in private, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
We use ‘Early Excellence’ to collect evidence of your child’s achievements and we can now send snapshots of significant achievements to your email address through the parent share option. You also have the opportunity to reply to these observations sharing your thought, observations and discussion.
We offer every child and parent the same opportunities irrespective of their age, culture, gender and social background. All children are treated with respect and kindness.
Children attending the Nursery MUST be fully toilet trained.
Admission to the Nursery does not give an automatic right to transfer into the Primary School.
The Nursery Staff will contact you near the time of your child’s start date to arrange two taster sessions.
1 month’s written notice is required if you wish to reduce your child’s hours. We request a half term’s notice to change sessions.
Payment must be made in advance, either weekly/monthly/termly by the ‘Parent Pay’ system.
Fees are non-refundable. Any holidays taken during term time must be paid for.