Nursery Admissions September 2022
Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 are eligible for a nursery place in September 2022. Applications open in January 2022. Our nursery has 52 places for 15 hours per week and we also offer additional paid for sessions for up to another 15 hours per week. Parents can apply for a nursery place directly to the School by completing an application form and returning it to the School Office. “Starting in a Hounslow School Nursery in September 2022” is available on a PDF on the Hounslow website www.hounslow.gov.uk/nurseryadmissions. Forms can be requested from the Office or downloaded from the Hounslow Council website (address above) from January. All applications must be submitted to your school no later than Friday 7th May.
Where the number of children applying by the published closing date exceeds the number of places, applications are considered in the following order of priority:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children
2. Exceptional Medical and Social Need
4. Children of staff – children of any member of staff
Once a child is accepted, parents will be given the opportunity to pay for additional sessions, so their child can come for a full day. These additional places are subject to availability and allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more details, click the link below.
Our facilities and ethosThe Nursery is self-contained, with its own entrance, three spacious rooms, toilet facilities and an outdoor area. We aim to develop a love for learning, creativity and problem solving, encouraging children to become independent learners through playing and exploring as well as through fun, adult-directed activities that aim to further support or extend their learning. The children have opportunities to practise and consolidate new skills and to apply their learning in different contexts in a stimulating environment with a wide range of resources that are easily accessible for child initiated learning both inside and outside.
We provide the children with opportunities to enable them to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens through an understanding of our Belmont Values: Be Safe, Be a Learner and Be Respectful.
The induction period for children in the Nursery is carefully planned to develop the relationships between home and school and to allow each child to become known as an individual and to feel confident and secure within the setting. Early in the autumn term, the class teacher and another member of the nursery team make a home visit to each child. Children and their parents are also invited for a drop-in morning or afternoon with the other children due to attend the same sessions. This enables staff, children and parents to begin to get to know one another and gives parents the opportunity to ask questions. In their first two weeks, children attend for half their sessions so that group sizes are kept small.
If you have any queries about Belmont nursery, please contact the school office, who will be glad to assist.