Tel: 01889 590418 Email: office@allsaints-denstone.staffs.sch.uk


Nursery


All Saints CE Academy, Denstone offers flexible Nursery places for children aged 3 and 4.

Our Nursery runs from 8.55 am – 3.15 each day within our Reception class by our dedicated Early Years team. Places can be booked for a morning session, afternoon or for the whole day.

Your child can start the term after they turn 3 years old and have received a valid 30 hours code, whichever is later.  To keep your 30 hours free childcare place you need to check your details are up to date every 3 months. (Please check with our school office the exact day the 30 hours funding should start).

When your child turns 3    When they can get 30 hours from   Recommended time to   apply
1 September to 31 December    Term starting on or after 1 January   15 October to 30 November
1 January to 31 March     Term starting on or after 1 April   15 January to 28 February
1 April to 31 August    Term starting on or after 1 September   15 June to 31 July

Please click on the links below to download our nursery documents

NEF funded hours are available including 30 hour term time places. Additional sessions outside of this funding will be charged at £5 per hour or £1.25 per ¼ hour and should be booked by contacting  Mrs Goodwin in the school office.

To check eligibilty for 30 hour funding and Tax Free Childcare CLICK HERE

The children may stay for lunch between midday and 1 pm, lunch is offered at £5 for the hour-plus £2.30 for a school lunch.

The children attending Nursery wear a blue sweatshirt or cardigan and white polo shirt with comfortable playwear such as trousers or leggings.

Early Years Pupil Premium

Some three and four years olds are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium. Parents will need to complete the relevant paperwork.

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.  

National data and research tells us that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, e.g. in 2014, 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to help close that gap.

We can use the extra funding in any we 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, resources to support home learning, investing in a 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.

The money is paid directly to the provider by the Local Authority. The school office has forms to enable you to apply for the funding or can give you the number of the Local Authority so that you can check your eligibility.

Families may be eligible if they are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under Part 6of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit

It is well documented that high-quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school and so we want to make the most of this additional funding. This could make a real difference to your child’s learning and development.