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Nursery places for two to five year olds are available for more information

 
please call 01535 605272 or email office@strongclose.co.uk.
Funded places are 8.45am to 11.45am for mornings or
12.30pm to 3.30pm for afternoons, or 8.45am to 3.30pm for two and a half day places.
30 hours places also available for 3 year olds.

 

 

 

 

 
Wrap around provision times are from 7.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday

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Admission Arrangements

Admissions

Children from any area within the Bradford Metropolitan District may be placed on our waiting list for core or extended provision by contacting the school directly on 01535 605272. For full details on our admissions policy click here.

What places are available?

At Strong Close we offer funded places for 15 and 30 hours per week. Two year old funded places are available based on eligibility. Please contact our Parental Involvement Coordinator Emma Eaton to find out if your child is eligible. All three year olds are entitled to 15 hours of funded provision the term after their third birthday. The 30 hours places are available only to eligible working parents. For 15 hours we offer a choice of mornings or afternoons Monday to Friday or, 2 ½ days either at the beginning or end of the week with full days on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon and full days on Thursday and Friday (dependent on availability). For 30 hours we offer 4 full days and one half day (where possible children don’t attend on Friday afternoons)

Morning nursery starts at 8.45 with drop off until 9.00am and then finishes at 11.45am (you may pick up your children from 11.35am) Afternoon nursery starts at 12.30 with drop off until 12.45pm and then finishes at 3.30pm (you may pick up your child/ren from 3.20pm).

How are places for children with special educational needs allocated?

We have additional funding for up to 30 part-time places for children with special educational needs. These places are allocated by SEN Services at Education Bradford.

When can I visit with my child?

Parents and carers are welcome to visit nursery at any time. Please either email office@stongclose.co.uk or call 01535 605272.

Settling in

Some children settle into nursery very quickly – others can take much longer. We always ask you or someone from home to stay with them for at least the first session after that we ask that you talk to your child’s key worker about when your child will be ready to stay at nursery without you.

Attendance

Ensuring your child attends regularly is one of the most important things you can do to support their learning and development. We appreciate you telephoning us if your child is absent on 01535 605272. Please keep your child at home if they are unwell. We also ask where possible you to take holidays abroad in school holiday time. If you suspect your child has roto virus then they should not attend nursery for 48 hours (2 days).

Food and drinks

We provide food which reflects your child’s dietary needs. Water and milk are always available. There is no charge for this. Extended provision charges cover all food; in Core provision we ask for a contribution to cover the cost of a healthy snack each day. School dinners are also payable. Your child may be eligible for free school meals, to check eligibility or to make an application click here.

Library

Children can borrow books from our library to read at home. This is another important way of supporting your child’s learning and we encourage all parents and children to join.

Nursery Clothes

We do not have a uniform but ask you to avoid using best clothes for nursery – some of our activities are quite messy. Safe, non-slip sensible shoes like trainers are best for nursery especially when playing outdoors.

Parents in nursery

Parents are welcome to ‘Stay and Play’ in Nursery anytime. You may like to become more involved as a volunteer if you do please just talk to a member of staff.

Your child's progress

Each child progress will be recorded electronically allowing you to view photographs and observations at home or from your smart phone. This will show you what your child is learning and how they are developing. You are welcome to add your own observations and photographs. We will provide more information when your child starts.

First aid and medication

We aim to keep your child safe in school but have staff qualified in First Aid in case of accidents. In an emergency we would try to contact you immediately. Please tell us if your child has particular health needs. We will discuss our Medication Policy with you before your child is admitted.

Complaints and compliments

If you have a complaint please ask in the office for a copy of our Complaints Procedure. We would always encourage you to discuss any concerns – they are important to us. We also like to hear your compliments, so do let us know what you think we do well.

Inclusions

We aim to be an inclusive school and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

Strong Close Nursery School, Airedale Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4LW. Phone 01535 605272.
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