Oakengates Nursery School

In preschool we offer a stimulating and nurturing environment to support our children's learning and development. We pride ourselves in our qualified and experienced team within preschool who work closely with parents and children to improve their outcomes.

We work closely with the early year’s curriculum to deliver a high standard of learning whilst making it enjoyable and assessable for all children.

Within the department, areas are set up to promote continuous learning for all areas of development during focus activities as well as the child initiated time. These are:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional
  • Communication & Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Physical
  • Understanding & World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Our management team have developed a successful routine for our children to promote continuous learning. This consists of the deliverance of planned activities which are suitable to meet all children's individual needs. We also promote Letters & Sounds activities which includes letter recognition, rhyming, alliteration and description.

We are also fortunate in having the opportunity to allow children to take part in termly forest school sessions where our children explore their natural environment. They learn about living things such as plants and insects and the importance of looking after our natural world. Children are also able to take part in planned Music & Movement and also Focused Writing sessions.

Breakfast £4.90
Extra am or pm session (applies in holiday club also)  £10.50
Lunch £5.50
Late session £9.00

Term time only contracts 

Term time only contracts are children that receive funding for Talking 2's or Pre-School.

 

Sessions

Morning: 8:45am - 11:45am

Afternoon: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Lunch:11:45am - 12:30pm

Short Day (Including Lunch): 8:45am - 3:30pm

Full Day (Including Breakfast, Lunch & Tea): 7:30am - 6:00pm

The extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three and four year olds will provide eligible parent with a total of 30 hours of free childcare per week.

The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family. Each parent must earn on average a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) and less than £100,000 per annum. Working will include employed and self-employed persons. At the time of the childcare bill NMW or NLW was £107/week.

Parents can check whether they could be eligible via Childcare Choices website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility

If you are eligible for this funding you will be given a reference number. All you need to do then is bring your reference number into the Nursery Office.

You will need to generate a new reference number before the start of the new term.

For more information please see the above website or speak with the Admin team.

Our Nursery offer

Standard and Stretched Offer of 3&4 Year Old Extended Provision

At Oakengates Nursery School and Children's Centre, we recognise that the standard extended childcare provision of 15 hours over 38 weeks may not be flexible enough for parents/carers who need to access childcare throughout the year, including the Holidays. We have therefore included a second option for parents/carers to access the extended provision which is stretched over 51 weeks over the year to accommodate parents/carers childcare requirements during the Holidays.

What is the Standard Offer?

Standard Offer (additional 15 hours provision over 38 weeks)

The 38 week (term time only,15 hours per week) free early years education delivery will remain as the Standard Offer.

Maximum 15 hours per week over 38weeks (Academic Year)

Only accessed in school terms

Parents must confirm the hours required with the early years education provider through a parent declaration for each funding period (school term). i.e. 3 times a year

Parents must pay for any additional hours or services over and above the free 15 hours per week

What is the Stretched Offer?

Parents who wish to “stretch” their free entitlement over a longer period than the standard term are able to do so by “stretching” their entitlement over a maximum of 51 weeks. This will enable those parents whose children attend for childcare and early years.

Maximum of 22.35 hours per week over 51 weeks (full year less Bank Holidays)

Access full year

Parents must confirm the hours required with the early years education provider through a parent declaration for each funding period (school term) i.e. 3 times a year

Parents must pay for any additional hours or services over and above the free 7.35hours per week.

The offer is a maximum of 22.35hours per week. If these hours are not used they cannot be carried forward to other sessions or used cumulatively.

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding from the government for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.

Eligibility:

Families in recipt of the following may quailfy for the additional funding for the setting:

 

Number of children

% of pre-school

Autumn 2017

 

8 Children

13%

Spring 2018

 

18 children

30%

Summer 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

How the money has been used

£

Research

Autumn 2017

£763.20

  • Towards staff wages for small group intervention, delivered by level 3 TAs and SENCO e.g. Listen with Lucy, Cool Kids
  • Parental stay and play (learn with your child)

£763.20

    • Small group intervention of 1:3 is very effective for Personal, social and emotional development, play, communication  and education in helper children to make progress.
    • Children are grouped according to sessions that they attend and to specific need and ability
    • Effective parental involvement within the nursery school, promotes parent’s understanding and skills to continue the learning at home

     

Spring 2018

£1,717.20

  • Towards staff wages for small group intervention, delivered by level 3 TAs and SENCO e.g. Listen with Lucy, Cool Kids
  • Sensory / cause and effect resources 
  • High interest /  literacy resources
  • Programmes of study for circle time (PSED & SLCN)
  • Parental stay and play (learn with your child)
  • Individual educational provisions such as PEP's.

£1,717.20

  • Small group intervention of 1:3 is very effective for Personal, social and emotional development, play, communication  and education in helper children to make progress.
  • Short periods 10 – 20 minutes, daily over ½ a term of intense sessions improve progress and outcomes
  • Children are grouped according to sessions that they attend and to specific need and ability
  • Children’s needs are accurately assessed and targeted
  • Effective parental involvement within the nursery school, promotes parent’s understanding and skills to continue the learning at home.
  • PEP's (personal educational plans) outline targeted support needed for some children in our vulnerable groups such as children in care (CIC).

 Summer 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017/2018

As an outcome of monitoring we will continue to target the learning strands of ‘communication, language and literacy'(particularly 'speaking') and 'Literacy'

Pupil Premium registration form 2016