A child is deemed to be of nursery age from the beginning of the term following their third birthday.
Parents must apply to the Nursery that they would like their child to attend.
At Gade Valley Primary School children can start our Nursery in the September after their third birthday.
For children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021:
Applications for Nursery 2023/24 open – 30th January 2023
Application closing date - Friday 24th March 2023
Allocation Day- offers of a school place are made to parents by email - Friday 21st April 2023
Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Friday 28th April 2023
Please call 01442 391324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment to visit our Nursery.
Gade Valley Primary School Nursery has one Nursery class.
Morning Nursery 8.45am until 11.45 am. Afternoon Nursery 12.15pm until 3.15pm.
We offer places for children in receipt of 30 hour funding and the option to pay for 30 hour provision.
The hours are for term time only. The schools term dates are published on our website.
30 Hour Funding (6 hours a day)
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education a year, which is equal to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. From September 2017 some 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to an additional 570 hours of childcare per year, which is equal to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. The 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available to working families who meet the eligibility criteria. Parents can check eligibility at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Contact details for all registered providers in Hertfordshire can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents
Gade Valley Primary School Nursery offers pupils in receipt of 30 hour funding a place from 8.45am to 2.45pm.
Parents can collect their child at 2.45pm. Parents who would like extended hours can pay for their child to stay in the Nursery until 3.15pm at an additional cost of £2.00. This fee must be paid in advance to the school. Children staying for the 30 hour funding will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Parents can apply for a 30 hour place at Gade Valley Primary School Nursery using the admissions form on the schools website. The 30 hour funding can be split between two providers as long as both agree to the split. Please contact the school if this is your preference.
15 hour place (3 hours a day)
Parents can apply for a 15 hour place from January. Session places will be offered by date of birth. The youngest children (born March to August) will be offered a place in the morning session, the oldest children (born September to February) to offered a place in the afternoon session. When applying, parents can state their preference for a morning or afternoon session. The school will record this preference and offer the preference if spaces are available after the application deadline closes.
Gade Valley Primary School Nursery offers extended lunch club for 15 hour pupils. Parents can pay the school in advance if their child would like to attend the 11.45am-12.45pm lunch club at a cost of £4.00.
Parents to use the admissions form (link above) to apply for a place . An application can be emailed to email@example.com or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.
30 Hour Non-Funded (6 hours a day)
8.45am until 11.45am free place.
11.45am until 2.45pm - Extended provision, which will incur an additional cost of £16.00.
Parents who would like extended hours can pay for their child to stay in the Nursery until 3.15pm at an additional cost of £2.00 (total cost of £18.00).
Nursery Admission Timeline
From January 2023 parents can apply to Gade Valley Primary School for a place in our Nursery for the academic year September 2023 to July 2024.
Parents to use the admission form on Gade Valley School website to apply for a place. An application can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.
28th March 2023 parents for late applications can apply to Gade Valley School using the admissions form and will be placed on the Nursery waiting list if no places are available.
April 2023 Gade Valley School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for academic year September 2023 to July 2024, although offers may have already been confirmed prior to this date.