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Learning for the 21st Century

Nursery Admissions - September 2020

We have two nursery classes at Windhill21 – morning and afternoon. The session times for each class are as follows:

Morning - 8.30am until 11.30am (15 hours per week)

Afternoon - 12.30pm until 3.30pm (15 hours per week)

All day – 8.30am to 3.30pm (35 hours per week)

Each nursery class has places for 26 children.

Windhill21 has one intake into its nursery classes which is the September following a child’s third birthday.

All children shall attend a minimum of 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions per week.

In addition, Windhill21 will be offering an approach which will enable parents to apply for a limited number of all-day places in our Nursery on a paid basis.  Alternatively, it will be possible to use 30-hour funding entitlement for (working parents) towards the cost of this provision.

Parents will be invoiced, in advance, at the beginning of each half term for any additional hours not covered by 15/30 hour funding. The School requires one month’s notice from parents for any changes to the sessions originally allocated.

 Allocation of a Nursery place is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to this school. This guarantee should be made on the Parent Declaration Form.

The cost of these sessions is currently £20 per session (equivalent to £5 per hour).  However, this cost is likely to increase slightly from September 2020. Payment will be required at the start of the term and no refunds will be made for sessions when your child is absent.  There may be a small increase in this cost following the annual review of charges which will take place by the end of February 2019.

Windhill21 has one intake into its nursery classes which is the September following a child’s third birthday. Entry into the nursery class in September 2020 will be for those children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Windhill21 will use the following timeline for processing applications:

Monday 25th January 2020

Applications open to apply for a place in our Nursery

Friday 13th March 2020

The applications system for Windhill21 closes

 

Deadline for submitting supporting evidence (eg EHCP or Child Looked After).

Saturday 14th March 2020

Late applications open

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Windhill21 will offer places directly to parents by email.  (Email will be from admissions@windhill.herts.sch.uk if you have not received an email please check your junk folder)

Friday 3rd April 2020

Deadline for parents to accept places in writing

To apply for a place at our Nursery for September 2020 you will need to complete our online application form.  This will be available from 25th January 2020.

Allocation of a Nursery place is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to this school.  This guarantee should be made on the Parent Declaration Form which will be in your welcome pack.  Details of the admission policy can be found by clicking the link below:

Nursery Admissions Policy 2020-2021

In the event of more applications than available places the Governing Body will maintain a continuing interest list (waiting list). These and late applications will go onto this list in a position determined by the criteria.  If a place becomes available in the school, it will be offered to the child that best meets the published admission rules at the earliest possible opportunity.