The Sacred Heart Nursery employs experienced early years practitioners and provides a tailored curriculum to support the children. This leads to excellent outcomes and prepares them for the next stage of their education, moving up to Reception.
The school nursery is a term-time only setting with each day split into three sessions:
Morning session 8.30am to 11.30am
Lunchtime session 11.30am to 12.30pm
Afternoon session 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Children can attend our Nursery for the morning session, afternoon session or all day and, together with Kidz Klub (breakfast and after-school), we can offer seamless childcare and Nursery education from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Children who are eligible for 15 hours per week of nursery education will be offered a morning or afternoon session.
Children who are entitled to 30 hours per week of nursery education will be offered both a morning and afternoon session.
The 30 hours of childcare is available to parents in England who work more than 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000. If you are unsure if you are eligible you can check here at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Sacred Heart can offer a chargeable lunchtime session for those taking up both 15 hours or 30 hours. The cost of this is £6 per session. Children staying for a lunch session can either bring a packed lunch or receive a hot school meal. School meals cost an additional £2.60 each day. Lunchtime sessions and school meals must be paid for in advance through ParentPay.
If you are eligible for a morning or afternoon session only, but wish to take up additional nursery education sessions, this can be arranged where space allows at a cost of £18 per session. These must be paid for in advance through ParentPay.
Taking up 30 hours of Early Education supports children's learning, social and emotional understanding and prepares them for their future. We believe that a happy, stimulating and safe environment is essential for the development of children. Through the care and teaching provided we aim to develop independence, self-esteem and an enthusiasm for learning. We believe that children have a range of different experiences and a variety of skills and interests that they bring with them to school. Our provision and teaching builds upon what children already know and can do. We hope this will be the beginning of a happy and successful partnership which will continue throughout your child’s time at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.
“Children remain focused on their selected activities and are well behaved.” Ofsted February 2018
“Teaching is strong in the early years. Adults model and explain concepts well to support children’s learning and development.” Ofsted February 2018