Welcome to Bowerham Nursery!
We are delighted to announce that Bowerham Primary & Nursery school has extended its age range to take 2-11 year olds.
You are welcome to apply for a place in our Nursery once your child has reached his/her first birthday. Your child may take up their place at the start of the term after their second birthday – if we are able to offer you a place you will be notified a term in advance.
You may take up your place in several ways- through receipt of government funding for some 2 year old’s (if you have an entitlement) or through payment for your 2 year old child to attend.
All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours universal entitlement per week from the term after their third birthday. This entitlement may be taken flexibly over 5 mornings, 5 afternoons or by using the entitlement over 2.5 full days. The 15 hour universal entitlement can only be used for core learning sessions and not for breakfast, lunch or teatime sessions.
Parents also have an option of paying for extra sessions over the 15 hours if they wish to do so. This is dependent on availability.
In addition parents can now also apply for a 30 hour funded place made up of 15 hrs universal and 15 hrs extended. The extended hours can be used for any of the sessions and not just the core learning sessions. Please note that if you book a school lunch for your child this is charged and billed separately and does not form part of your funded hours.
We have a minimum booking requirement of 3 core sessions per week for all children.