admission

Admissions Policy

We follow Birmingham Local Authority’s guidelines for admission to nursery schools.

Featherstone Nursery School is a maintained Nursery school offering up to 156 part-time places of 15 hours per week. We offer either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons per week, or 2.5 days per week. We also offer 30-hour places for eligible working families.


Our session times are:

5 morning sessions: 8:30 to 11:30am

5 afternoon sessions: 12:30 to 3:30pm

2.5 days a week: Monday and Tuesday: 8.30am to 2:30pm and Wednesday: 8.30am to 11.30am (with lunch on Monday and Tuesday only)

2.5 days a week: Wednesday: 12:30pm to 3.30pm and Thursday and Friday: 8.30am to 2.30pm (with lunch on Thursday and Friday only)

 

Working parents eligible for 30 hours of free childcare

We are able to accommodate 30-hour children during the following times:

5 sessions: 8.30am to 2.30pm

5 sessions: 9.30am to 3.30pm

4 sessions: 8.30am to 4.00pm

If you require a combination of these times or alternatives between 8.00am and 5.00pm please contact our school office and we will try to accommodate you.

 

The above places are offered to children from the term after they have their 3rd birthday. Additional hours may be available on a paid top-up basis between 8.00am and 5.00pm, enquire at the school office for availability and prices. 

 

We also have 2-year old places for children eligible for 2 year old funding

Session times for our 2-year olds will be:

5 morning sessions: 8:30 to 11:30am

5 afternoon sessions: 12:30 to 3:30pm

 

To register your child please complete a Nursery Admissions form either by downloading the form and emailing or posting it to us or by calling in to school and completing the form.

If you would like more information or help with the registration form, please contact Rachel or Wendy in the school office.

Download your registration form below, complete and e-mail to enquiry@feathern.bham.sch.uk

If you wish to apply for a place at our Nursery School you will need to come and register your child with us. Please bring along your child’s birth certificate and proof of address for the address where your child lives. This must be a recent utility bill. Please telephone 0121 675 3408 between 8.00am and 4.00pm to book a time to register.

Your Child at Nursery School

Your child will be allocated a place in a key worker group. The Nursery School has six key worker groups and is led by a QTS teacher working with qualified teaching assistants, nursery officers and playworkers.

The children are based in one of our learning areas. Following registration, children are able to access the learning areas inside and outside.

What happens when my child starts Nursery School?

Children start nursery in small groups at the start of term.  Parents are expected to be available in school for the first few days to help the children to settle down happily.  Even if a child has previously been in another setting they still have new people and a new environment to become familiar with.  The time they spend at nursery is gradually extended until they  attend for a full day.  Please take note of your child’s starting arrangements and adhere to these to ensure a good experience for all children.  Exceptions to this process will only be  made in case of emergencies and will only be authorised by the Head Teacher.

The staff are very aware of the anxieties that parents and children can experience during the early days at school, so please feel free to discuss any concerns you have, or any problems which arise so that we can deal with them as soon as possible.  We believe that a calm and happy introduction to nursery is vital to ensure your child is settled and has positive feelings about starting. The early days in nursery form a big impression in your child’s mind, and we need to ensure that they are right impressions, so the settling in period happens at a pace to meet your child’s individual needs.