Information and Advice
Registering with us:
Download the following forms and email or send to us:
We welcome you to come and visit the nursery to get a feel for it and see how we operate. It is after all, the first place that your child will start their educational journey. If you would like to view the setting, please email or telephone us to make an appointment with the nursery leader who will show you around.
Settling In/Stay and Play Sessions
Please read the attached document to see our current guidelines for Stay and Play Sessions.
The purpose of Greatstone School Nursery admissions policy is to ensure that the facility is accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.
In the event that the Nursery is over-subscribed the following criteria will be applied in priority order.
3 year old children with:
- A current family association – where a brother or sister is already on roll at Greatstone School Nursery or Greatstone Primary School and the family continues to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted or has moved to a property within 2 miles.
- Health reasons – the evidence for this must be strong and the Governors will require written evidence from a qualified person. Parental health is not a criterion.
- The nearness to home and ease of access to school as measured by a straight line from home to school.
Birth certificates must be shown prior to admission.
Your child will be entitled to 15 hours free childcare the term after their third birthday. The nursery will claim this on your behalf and there will be a parental declaration to fill out with the Administrator, when the time comes.
If your child is in receipt of Free Early Education & Childcare funding they are entitled to 15hrs free early education per week. This can be accessed in various ways.
Your child can attend Nursery for two full days and one morning or afternoon session and no fees would be payable as this would be covered by their Free Early Education & Childcare funding.
Your child’s first 15hrs would be covered by Free Early Education & Childcare funding and no fees would be payable.
Your child can attend for three full days, their sessions would be covered by Free Early Education & Childcare but there would be a £4.50 fee for each lunch session attended.
30 Hours Funding
You may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare when your child turns 3. We offer 30 hours free childcare. In order to claim this funding you must first check you meet the criteria. There is an application process that you will need to go through and if you are eligible you will be given a code to pass on to us. Once we have checked the code and been given an eligible start date from KCC there will be a parental declaration form to sign just as there is with the other funding.
Please follow the link below for further information and how to apply.
Free for 2 Funding
Funding is available to children aged 2 years subject to criteria fulfilment please see information on how to apply. Free For 2 (FF2) requires you to find out if you are eligible and then the preschool can claim the funding on your behalf.
Please follow the link below for more information on how to apply.
Early Years Pupil Premium
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is available to children who attend a setting and have a free Early Education Place as a 3 or 4-year old, funded by Kent County Council.
You may be eligible if you are in receipt of certain benefits, or if you have previously claimed Free for 2 funding.
The funding is given to the setting so that it can be used to enhance your child’s learning. The setting may, for example employ a speech therapist, purchase new resources or have extra staffing.
A form is available at (www.kent.gov.uk/pupilpremium).
Please speak to our Administrator if you wish to discuss this further or need any assistance with the forms.
Do you have a child who was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017? If so, they are due to start school in September 2021.
Applications should be made on the KCC website kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions between 5th November 2020 and 15th January 2021.