Welcome to Bowerham Nursery!

We are delighted to announce that Bowerham Primary & Nursery school has extended its age range to take 2-11 year olds.

 

Admissions

You are welcome to apply for a place in our Nursery once your child has reached his/her first birthday. Your child may take up their place at the start of the term after their second  birthday – if we are able to offer you a place you will be notified a term in advance.

You may take up your place in several ways- through receipt of government funding for some 2 year old’s (if you have an entitlement) or through payment for your 2 year old child to attend.

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours universal entitlement per week from the term after their third birthday. This entitlement may be taken flexibly over 5 mornings, 5 afternoons or by using the entitlement over 2.5 full days. The 15 hour universal entitlement can only be used for core learning sessions and not for breakfast, lunch or teatime sessions.

Parents also have an option of paying for extra sessions over the 15 hours if they wish to do so. This is dependent on availability.

In addition parents can now also apply for a 30 hour funded place made up of 15 hrs universal and 15 hrs extended. The extended hours can be used for any of the sessions and not just the core learning  sessions.  Please note that if you book a school  lunch for your child this is charged and billed seperately and does not form part of your funded hours.

We have a minimum booking requirement of 3 core sessions per week for all children.

Session Times

Please see the table below for an overview of sessions and costings-

Session Time Cost per Session(if chargeable) Number of Hours
Breakfast Club 7.45am – 8.45am £4 1
AM Session 8.45am – 11.45am £12 3
Lunch 11.45am – 12.15pm £2 0.5
PM Session 12.15pm – 3.15pm £12 3
After School Club 3.15pm – 5.45pm £10 2.5

Lunch Club

Nursery has its own Lunch Club which links our morning and afternoon sessions. The club runs from 11.45am – 12.15pm. The cost is £2.00 for those children who bring a packed lunch and £4.20 for those who choose to have a hot school dinner. All payments are to be made via ParentPay. www.parentpay.com When your child starts Nursery they will be issued with a username and password which will then enable you to pay for lunch club   and any other payments that need to be made. We have lunch in the school sports hall which is attached to nursery. This helps them to become totally familiar with this experience before they start ‘big school’. Selections are made from a weekly menu. If you are interested please book a place with the school office.

Breakfast and After School Club Care

Nursery now provides a breakfast and afterschool club for children aged 2-4 years of age.

This runs alongside our morning and afternoon sessions and is held within the Nursery.  Breakfast club operates daily from 7.45am – 8.45am and afterschool club operates from 3.15pm-5.45pm.  If you are interested please book a place with the school office.

 

Our Daily Routine

8.45am – 9.00am Welcome time for children and parents

Self registration and settling in time

12.15pm – 12.30pm
9.00am Whole group time – introduction to the day’s activities 12.30pm
9.10am Free flow play session in both indoor and outdoor environments. During this time children also have the opportunity to take part in physical movement sessions in the school hall as well as taking part in Letters and Sounds activities. 12.40pm
11.10am Tidy up time followed by Key worker group time – stories, small group activities. 2.50pm
11.20am Singing and rhyme time 3.00pm
11.30am Getting ready for lunch club/home time.

The morning session finishes at 11.45am and the afternoon session finishes at 3.15pm

3.15pm

FUNDED PLACE

At Bowerham Nursery we offer both paid and funded places. There are lots of different ways in which you may be able to receive funding for your your child’s nursery place.

 

2 YEAR OLD FUNDING

Some children are entitled to 2 year old nursery place funded by the government. This entitlement would start in the term following their 2nd Birthday. If you think you may be entitled please use the link below to check.

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/childcare-and-family-support/free-early-education-for-two-year-olds/

 

30 HOUR FUNDED PLACE & TAX FREE CHILDCARE

Working parents may be entitled to 30 hours childcare at your chosen provider or to sign up to the tax free childcare scheme which will cover up to 25% of the costs. Please use the link below to check your eligibility for either of these schemes. Please note that we do not accept childcare vouchers as a form of payment.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/