St Thomas’ Nursery can accommodate maximum numbers of children in any session as below:
26 children aged 2 and 3 in the Wade Room.
24 children aged 3 (rising 4s) and 4 in the Kinnersley Room.
St Thomas Nursery offers places over 38 weeks for:
- 15 hours universal free childcare for three and four-year-olds
- 30 hours free childcare as an extension to the universal 15 hours for eligible three and four-year-olds
- 15 hours free childcare for two year olds eligible for Think 2 funded places
Subject to availability, additional sessions may be purchased to extend childcare – see the Nursery Fee Policy for details of the current charges and terms and conditions.
Funded Session Offer
The sessions available to nursery children are as follows:
For children eligible for 30 hours free childcare:
6 hours daily – to be taken between the hours of 8:30am and 3.00pm
All children receiving 15 hour free childcare:
5 x 3 hour sessions – to be taken between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm either 1 session daily (am / pm) or 2½ full days.
(Subject to availability 3 x 5 hour sessions 9:00am to 2:00pm may also be an option.)
Parents may register their interest in a place at the nursery at any time. Formal applications will however be required and should be made as follows:
For places in Autumn term 2020 – 15 May 2020
For places in the Spring term 2021 – 15 November 2020
For places in the Summer term 2021 – 15 February 2021
Application forms can be downloaded below or are available from the Nursery.
Acceptance and non-acceptance letters are sent out by the following dates:
For places in Autumn term 2020 – 30 June 2020
For places in the Spring term 2021 – 15 December 2020
For places in the Summer term 2021 – 15 March 2021