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Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning For Life

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery"We love learning at Meridian because it's fun" (Year 1)"We use learning behaviours to make us better learners" (Year 2)"Meridian is friendly and welcoming " (Year 3)"We collaborate to make colourful learning walls!" (Year 4)"We enjoy celebrating special events" (Year 5)"We go on adventures to support our learning" (Year 6)

Meridian Nursery

 

The Meridian Primary School Nursery has been open since September 2016 and is a wonderful environment for our 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  We offer a range of sessions from 8.45am - 3.15pm with a maximum of 30 children per session.  We also offer an "Early Bird" session from 8.45am - 9.15am and this is payable for all at £2.50 per session.

If you have a child looking to start nursery soon and are interested to find out more about the new 30 hour offer then please follow this link https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 

Miss Kaitlin Duffy is our Early Years Leader who will oversee the provision and practice across Nursery and Reception. She is also our Nursery Teacher and is supported by a team of wonderful Teaching Assistants  (Mrs Sarah Defalco, Mrs Teresa Edgeler, Mrs Toni Gambetta and Mrs Janine Moon

Session Times and Funding

 Children can join Meridian Nursery for one or more full or part-time days. We offer flexible days/sessions to support our parents, carers and children.

 All 3 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours funded nursery care after they turn 3 years.  The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

 

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

the beginning of term on or after 1 January

 

Children may attend nursery on the day after their 2nd birthday but this would need to be paid for as you would not receive funding until after they turn 3 years and within the above birthday ranges, unless they are entitled to a funded place (see below for eligibility for funded places for 2 year olds.) 

 If children are already receiving funding from another pre-school provider or nursery, they are not eligible for an additional 15 hours but may share funded hours between settings.

 Extra hours can be bought at a cost of £5.00 per hour and one off sessions may be purchased subject to availability.

 

Session Time

Cost per hour

Morning session 8.45 – 12.15


Morning Sessions incorporate lunch - if your child requires a school lunch then this is an additional cost of £2.10. Alternatively, you can send your child in with a packed lunch

£5.00 per hour (£15 per session)

 

 

Afternoon session 12.15 – 3.15

£5.00 per hour (£15 per session)

 

The capacity for each session is 30 children.

 We charge for supervision over lunchtime. A hot lunch, freshly prepared in our school kitchen can be purchased for an additional £2.10 or you are welcome to provide your child with a packed lunch.

 If your child is 2 years old, you may be entitled to 15 hours funding if your family claims any one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income not over £16,190 (CTC)
  • Working Tax Credit and have an annual income not over £16,190 (WTC)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run
  • Universal CreditTwo year olds are also eligible if they:
  •  Have a current statement of SEND or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)
  • Attract Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • They are Looked After by the Local Authority
  • Have left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

the beginning of term on or after 1 January

 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a place at Meridian Nursery, please visit or contact the School Office who will give you or send you an application and information pack.  Our telephone number is 01273 584212 or  email our School Business Manager (Mrs Michelle Hunt) on finance@meridian.e-sussex.sch.uk for any queries or further information.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and on receipt of the registration form. Should a number of forms be received on the same day for a limited number of places, we will follow the oversubscription criteria used by East Sussex County Councilhttps://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/admissions/admissions_rules/state_schools/

 We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery!

Claire Westcott

Ms Claire Westcott

Headteacher