In September 2021 King Solomon Academy started the provision for 2 year olds. We are excited to build relationships with our families from a young age, building the foundations that will help our pupils to be happy and nurtured in the nursery years.

Our 2 year old provision aims to:

  • Provide a loving, caring and safe environment for your child to grow and flourish
  • Be based in our brand new, specially designed nursery building, with direct outdoor learning access
  • Incorporate Forest School curriculum, led by our inhouse Forest School teacher
  • Integrate carefully into our 3 year old, 4 year old and Reception curriculum

Admissions to 2 Year old Nursery

Pupils who will have turned 2 years old by September 1st 2021 can apply to join us in September. The application form is still open although we allocated places on 1st July so we are now operating a waiting list in accordance with our admissions criteria.

If your child is not yet 2, you can still apply as we will likely be able to offer additional places at the start of each long term in January and in April.

The current waiting list will be re-ordered on September 6th ahead of January places being allocated on 31st October 2021 (communicated on 1st November) and then April places will be allocated on 28th February 2022.

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Places are available in the following format:

  1. Local authority funded places (for lower income families)

Places are only available in school term time. These places are available for families who qualify for funding. These places are available in the morning with drop off between 8am and 8.30am and pick up at 11.30am, 5 days a week during term time. Parents taking up these places can also pay for extra provision to stay for lunch until 12.30pm. All costs are outlined below in the costs section.

There is also the option of bringing your child 4 days a week only (the day not being in nursery must be Monday or Friday) and joining lunch session for at least three days (these must be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the option of a fourth day paid if desired). Finally, there is the option of putting a child in the LA funded place three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for the full day, with the additional hours being paid in addition. The costs of this are outlined below. 

  1. Paid places

Places are only available in school term time. These places are available to all. All pupils arrive between 8am to 8.30am having had breakfast. Parents can choose between the following provision:

  • (Arrival from 8am) 8.30am – 11.30am
  • (Arrival from 8am) 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • (Arrival from 8am) 8.30am – 3.30pm (2.50pm on a Monday)
  • (Arrival from 8am) 8.30am - 5.30pm

We would like our pupils to build successful habits and strong relationships, and so our paid provision is only for 3, 4 or 5 days a week (4 days: day not in nursery being Monday or Friday only; 3 days: days not in nursery Monday and Friday, days in nursery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only).

Progression to our 3 Year Old Provision

When your child turns 3 years of age your child’s provision shifts into our 3-4 year old provision. This provision runs 8.30am to 3.30pm weekdays (8.30-2.50pm on Mondays; 8.30-3.30pm Tuesdays - Fridays) in term time and is free to all families.

Costs of 2 Year old provision

Detailed costs are here:

 

Paid Places

Local Authority Funded Places

Flexibility

Must be arranged for minimum of 3 days a week for full days, or 4 days a week for mornings

Must attend morning session five days a week, regular additional lunch (or other) sessions can be added in advance

8am-11.30am

£24 a day

Funded (no cost)

8am-12.30pm (includes lunch)

£34 a day

£8 a day

8am-3.30pm (2.50pm on a Monday)

£58 a day (£53 on a Monday)

£32 a day (£27 on a Monday)

8am-5.30pm

£74 a day

£48 a day

There is a £200 deposit payable on acceptance of the paid place, which holds the paid place for your child. This money is deducted from your 3 year old lunch costs when your child transitions to 3 year old provision, or if they were to leave the nursery with due notice, this deposit would be returned to you at that point. If a pupil was not to attend nursery the nursery after the deposit is paid the deposit would not be refunded.

 

Days of the Week and flexibility

We would like our pupils to build successful habits and strong relationships, and so our provision is organised for pupils to spend the majority of the week with us.

 

For Local Authority Funded places can be offered as follows:

- Pupils attend Monday to Friday mornings (8.00am to 11.30am).

- Pupils attend four mornings a week (not on Monday or Friday only) to join 3 lunch sessions, or they can top up the fourth lunch session for £8 a session.

- Pupils can attend 3 days a week, (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only), and stay for the whole day (8am-3.30pm), to do this requires a top up of 7.5 hours, or £60 a week

- If a family wants their child to join in the afternoon on specific days (booked in advance for a half term at a time) they must pay the top up charge for this provision, the costs of which are outlined below.

 

Our Paid provision is only for 3,4 or 5 days a week (with a minimum of 4 monrnings or 3 full days)

Where 4 days, the day not in nursery being Monday or Friday only

Where 3 days: days not in nursery Monday and Friday, days in nursery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only).

If you would like a different paid provision please contact admissions@kingsolomonacademy.org to discuss.

If you would like to understand our offer better, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section of our Nursery information here.