Admissions to St George's Nursery
Since September 2017 we have expanded our popular nursery (Foundation 1) provision so that we can offer parents the government's target of 30 hours of nursery provision a week for eligible families. All families can access 15 hours free nursery provision in the term after their child is 3 (more information below)
Our nursery is open from:
Morning Session 8.45am to 11.45am
Lunch is 11.45 - 12.30pm (lunch is provided free of charge for families accessing the 30 hour a week offer)
Afternoon Session 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Sessions run for 38 weeks of the year, during term time only.
Families can either access the full day as part of the 30 hour offer or access the universal 15 hour offer in either the morning or afternoon sessions. If accessing universal 15 hours, sessions are all mornings or all afternoons. In order to support families with siblings at St George's, timings of sessions have been organised to mirror the times of the school day. This equates to 33 hours and 45 minutes per week free Foundation One provision and is supplemented by school at no additional cost to parents. Note that lunch is free of charge for families accessing the 30 hours provision.
When Can Children Start?
Children become eligible from the term after their third birthday.
- children born between 1 January and 31 March become eligible in April (Summer Term)
- children born between 1 April and 31 August become eligible in September (Autumn Term)
- children born between 1 September and 31 December become eligible in January (Spring Term)
The entitlement will last until your child is in full-time education.
How Do We Claim for Funding?
Families don't need to claim for the 15 hours funding. This is a Universal offer. We will simply register your child. Families wanting to know more about the government's 30 hour offer and how to apply for funding should follow refer to the Wirral Council website.
How Are Admissions Managed?
We can only offer the equivalent of 52 full time places (or 104 15 hour places). Admission are prioritised in the following order:
- Looked After Children are admitted as a priority
- Any children with siblings at the school are admitted as a priority.
- Children leaving in the school's catchment area.
- Children leaving nearest the school.
If we are over subscribed available places will be offered on this basis.
Places for the next academic year are offered on 1st April. If we are over subscribed places willl be offered according to the admissions criteria above. Distance is measured using google maps from the main entrance on St George's Road.
'In Year' places are offered on availability.
Is there wrap-around care available?
Yes. Our Dragon's Club will offer wrap around before and after school care to all toilet trained children, including holiday club. This is not part of our 30 hour offer. You need to book separately with Dragon Club for this. Dragon Club is open:
7.45am - 9.00am
3.30 - 6.00pm
Please see Dragon Club section of the website for further details.