15 hour funded 3 & 4 year old places
Children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for 15-hour funded nursery places. These are referred to as ‘part time places’ and are offered as two and a half days. These days are either Monday and Tuesday 9am to 3:15pm and Wednesday 9am to 11:30am or Wednesday 12:45pm to 3:15pm and 9am to 3.15pm on Thursday and Friday. On their full days’ children will have lunch, a fee for school meals is payable in advance.
15 hour funded places for 2 year olds
Some children will be eligible for government funded nursery hours. For two years olds we offer these places as two and half days per week. These days are either Monday and Tuesday 9am to 3:15pm and Wednesday 9am to 11:30am or Wednesday 12:45pm to 3:15pm and 9am to 3.15pm Thursday and Friday. On their full days’ children will have lunch, a fee for school meals is payable in advance. Some 2 year olds can find full day places difficult to manage, in these instances we are able to make adjustments during their settling period so that they attend for five mornings or afternoons.
30 hour funded places for 3 & 4 year olds
Some children are able to access 30-hour funded places, these are usually children where their parents are in full time work. Please check here to see if you are eligible. At Randolph Beresford we offer these hours Monday to Friday between 9am and 3:15pm.
‘Top up’ for core day places
Parents are able to ‘Top-up’ their part time places during core hours by paying a fee.
There are a limited number of fee-paying places at Randolph Beresford for children aged 3 & 4 years of age.
Vulnerable children funding
The nursery school and local authority recognises that children who have some significant disadvantage may struggle to meet their milestones as other children do. The Local Authority funds a limited number of places for children otherwise not eligible for nursery funding… this might be because they are not yet old enough to attract government funding or that they only attract part time funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. There is an application criterion for these places and you may need a professional working with you family to provide the evidence.
Day-care for children aged 1 and 3 years
Randolph Beresford’s yellow room offers day-care for our youngest children. Children can start attending from 12 months, although we often admit children who are nearer their second birthday. The places are offered as full day 8am-6pm, and in bookings of 2, 3 or 5 days per week, all combinations of days must be concurrent and include a Monday or Friday.
All children have a Key Person and staff to child ratios are higher than the statutory requirement. Children’s needs will be mainly met by their Key Person and co Key Person who will work closely with parents and carers to provide routines as close to those experienced by the child at home.
There is a separate sleep space so that your child can enjoy their naps without being disturbed by other children playing.
Our day care fees include breakfast, lunch and tea as well as snacks throughout the day. We provide alternative milks – oat and soya. Our menu is mainly vegetarian with some fish.
Parents and carers will provide nappies, wipes (if needed) and any powdered milk.
The curriculum has a strong focus on developing communication & language, relationships with others and confidence to explore their environment. The yellow room is specifically designed to meet the needs of our youngest children and to support their emerging interest in the world around them. Children have access to both the indoor and outdoor environments all year round.
These places are highly sought after and a waiting list is kept by the admin team. Please apply early so that you are not disappointed.
Please see our admissions page to download an application form and read our admissions policy.