The Launch of our 2 Year Old Nursery

From September 2021, King Solomon Academy will start our 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 will:

  • 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 now open and will close on Wednesday, 31st March 2021. We will offer places by Friday 23rd April. If your child is not yet 2, you can still apply. If there are spaces available, or become available, pupils will be able to start as soon as they turn 2 years old.

Click here to Apply Now to our 2 year old nursery

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).

  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

 

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, this means all pupils will attend Monday to Friday mornings. Parents may forgo one morning a week (on Monday or Friday only) to join 3 lunch sessions, if they prefer. There is the flexibility to add, in advance, additional sessions (e.g. afternoon provision) on a weekly basis.

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.