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Early Years

Admissions

  • Children can start our Playgroup once they are 2 years old.
  • Children start Nursery in September of the school year in which they will be four.
  • Children start Reception in the September of the school year in which they will be five.

 

  • The closing date for applying for Reception Sep 2020 is 12 noon on 15 January 2020 and you apply direct to the local authority.
  • The closing date for Nursery Sep 2020 is 12 noon on 13th March 2020 and you apply direct to school.

Our School has 30 places per year group with a 26 place Nursery and a 24 place play group.

For all admissions whether for the start of the school year or during the school year the same admission criteria, outlined below, will be applied.

  •  Having a child in the play group is no guarantee they will gain a place in the Nursery.
  • Having a child in the Nursery is no guarantee they will get a place in the Reception class.
  • Places for the Nursery and Reception classes must be applied for each year separately.
  • Families should apply to the school for places in the Playgroup and the Nursery Class.
  • Families should apply to the Local Authority for places in the Reception Class.

 

Playgroup

Chillingham Road has a full time (term time only) Playgroup.

Children are admitted three times a year at the start of each term (September, January and May). Applications for Playgroup need to be made directly to the School. Admissions forms are available from the school office or from our website. Details of the admission policy and process can be found in> Our School > Admissions.

Big Playgroup

Chillingham Road has a part time Big Playgroup.

This offers children in Nursery the opportunity to take 30 hours if required and can provide a step up towards Nursery for our older playgroup children. Children are admitted three times a year at the start of each term (September, January and May). Applications for Big Playgroup need to be made directly to the School. Admissions forms are available from the school office or from our website.

Nursery

Chillingham Road has a 26 place part time (15 hours) Nursery.

Children attend all day Monday, Tuesday and on the Wednesday morning.  Children are admitted each September. Applications for the Nursery need to be made directly to the School. Admissions forms are available from the school office  and need to be returned to us before the admissions closing date which is Friday 13th March 2020.  

Reception

Chillingham Road has a 30 place Reception Class.

Applications for reception places need to be made to Newcastle City Council. Unfortunately, a place in Nursery does not guarantee a place in reception. Families will receive information from the Council regarding the application process. Details of the admission policy and process can be found on our website.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROVISION IN THE EARLY YEARS, PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR EYFS WELCOME BOOKLET BELOW:

EYFS Welcome Booklet