Nursery

Are you looking for a Nursery place for your 3 or 4 year old?

At Woodwater Academy Nursery, we provide educational childcare for children from the term after their 3rd birthday until starting Primary School.  We are part of Ventrus Multi-Academy Trust and are linked to Woodwater Primary School.

We want children to be excited about coming to Nursery and to develop a love of learning.  We want them to be motivated, tuned in, and challenged as they start their educational journey.  Ofsted has rated our Nursery setting as Outstanding.

Our Nursery offers a wide range of engaging, educational activities throughout the day.  As well as a large indoor area, we have a secure semi-covered outdoor space dedicated to our Nursery and Foundation age children, which offers a safe environment for children to enjoy the out doors – we also have permanent water play and a mud pie kitchen!  We love to sing, dance, build, imagine and create as we play together.

Times of sessions and fees

Our Nursery provides wrap around cover between the hours of 7:45am and 6:00pm. Sessions can be paid for with early years funding, cash or childcare vouchers.

Session

Times

Cost

Breakfast session –includes cereal or toast and a drink. 7:45am—9:15am £3.10
Morning Nursery session 9:15am—12:15pm £12.00
Afternoon session—your child will need a packed lunch or can pay for a school dinner during this session 12:15pm—3:15pm £12.00
After School session—includes a healthy snack and a drink at approximately 4:40pm 3:15pm—6:00pm £6.20
School meal £2.30

 

A school meal can be booked if your child is attending the afternoon session or staying all day.  If your child is entitled to Free school meals, these can only be claimed if the child is attending all day.

Home visits and settling sessions

We will invite you and your child into the Nursery unit for two 45 minute taster sessions, you will need to stay with your child during this visit.  Our Nursery teacher will then visit your child at their home before inviting them back to the unit for 2 ‘settling sessions’, these will last an hour and we ask you to stay with your child during these sessions.

Entitlement

All children are entitled to 15 hours (5 sessions) of funded childcare per week from the term after their 3rd birthday. You may pay for extra sessions if required. Other funding may also be available through schemes such as Working Tax Credits, Childcare Vouchers etc.  For more information, go to www.payingforchildcare.org.uk

Booking and paying for additional sessions

When booking your child’s sessions, both funded and paid we ask you to commit to those sessions for a whole term.  Nursery fees for additional sessions are for a childcare place at Nursery, not based on attendance. If your child cannot attend for any reason, fees must still be paid. Fees must be paid half-termly in advance.

How can I apply for a place?

Please contact the School Office on 01392 274147 between 8:45am and 3:45pm or e-mail woodwater@ventrus.org.uk to request a call back.

If you would like to visit our Nursery the school office can arrange this for you.