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 Admission Information for Hertfordshire County Council, York Road Nursery School.

From September 2017 Nursery settings now operate their own admission process. Please find below, details of York Road Nursery School’s admission process.

  York Road Timeline 2019/20

 

Tuesday 1st October 2019
Online applications re-open for September 2020 start. All applications will receive a confirmation email, on submission.
Saturday 19th October 2019
9.30 – 11.00 – York Road Open Morning for Prospective Families
Saturday 2nd February 2020
                                                    TBC
Friday 6th March 2020
Applications close for York Road Nursery School.
Week Commencing Monday 23th March 2020
Offers will be emailed to confirm a place for your child at York Road Nursery
Monday March 30th 2020
Deadline for parents to accept/ reject place.
June  2020 (date to be confirmed)
Parents or a representative to bring the completed admissions paperwork, together with your child’s ID documents (passport or birth certificate), to the Nursery between 4-7pm. When the Headteacher and administration staff will check your details to secure/finalise your child’s place.

 

Children will be offered a nursery place to start in the autumn term of the academic year they turn 4 (falling between 1st September to 31st August). At York Road we have up to 130 nursery places. There are eight groups in the morning, with up to 13 nursery children in each group and the remainder in the afternoon. The children attend either five morning or afternoon sessions, providing 15 hours of free nursery education. Whilst we try to take into account your session preference, acceptance of a nursery place indicates that you are willing to accept a morning or afternoon place.

We hold an information meeting for parents at the start of the Autumn term.

The morning nursery session is from 9.00-12.00 and the afternoon nursery session is from 12.30-3.30pm.

Should there be more applications than places, an agreed over subscription criteria will be followed. (Please see admissions policy below for Over Subscibed Criteria.)

If an application is unsuccessful, you may request to go onto the nursery’s continuing interest list and as a space arises, the criteria will be applied again.

In Year Admissions

We also take children the term after their 3rd birthday subject to availability. If you wish to apply for a place, please email your child’s name, date of birth, home address and a contact number to admissions@yorkroad.herts.sch.uk. We will write to you in due course with details of your child’s start date and any associated paperwork. Unfortunately, Nursery is now full in the morning sessions for this academic year, we do still have a limited amount of afternoon spaces 12.30-3.30pm, if you would like to be considered for an afternoon nursery place starting in January or April 2019, please email on the above email address.

Thirty Hour Provision

For those parents who are eligible for their child to receive 30 hours childcare provision, this will be arranged so that your child attends York Road Nursery School for 15 hours a week and then the additional 15 hours will be within the school setting and maybe in partnership with Yorkies Daycare. The hours available for the 30hours childcare provision will be Monday- Friday 9.00-3.00 term time only.

For those parents who may be entitled to 30 hours childcare provision, you will be expected to do an online eligibility check using the HMRC Tool Kit provided. If you qualify you will receive a voucher code which you will need to give to the school once your child’s Nursery place has been finalised. It will be parental responsibility to update your personal circumstances and inform the school of any changes.

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Absences

If your child will be absent on a school day you need to complete a request form which is available on the pin board in the entrance area. Always put any absences in writing and ensure you inform the school if your child is ill. Unless your child is ill or there has been a family bereavement then an absence has to be recorded as unauthorised. As a maintained Nursery School  we are expected to follow the same attendance procedures as a Primary School.

Absences

If your child will be absent on a school day you need to complete a request form which is available on the pin board in the entrance area. Always put any absences in writing and ensure you inform the school if your child is ill. Unless your child is ill or there has been a family bereavement then an absence has to be recorded as unauthorised. As a maintained Nursery School  we are expected to follow the same attendance procedures as a Primary School.