Did You Know...
Surrey County Council is consulting on:
proposed changes to admission arrangements for the majority of community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2022
Surrey’s relevant area – this is the geographical area within which schools must consult on their admission arrangements.
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at www.surreysays.co.uk.
Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
The majority of community and voluntary controlled schools - Removal of use of ‘nearest school’ as a criterion within the admission arrangements
Beauclerc Infant School – introduction of a sibling link with Chennestone Primary School
Horley Infant School – introduction of a reciprocal sibling link with Yattendon School
Onslow Infant School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 90 to 60
How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Tuesday 1 December 2020. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at www.surreysays.co.uk/csf/copy-of-copy-of-consultation-on-proposed-changes-t/ (www.surreysays.co.uk). Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.
What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council's decision-making Cabinet on 26 January 2021. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 9 February 2021. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.
Autumn Term 2020
We are opening for the Autumn term on Monday 7th September and will be running full sessions for everyone.
The delayed 4 pm finish we promised last term will start now, so this means the day is half an hour longer than before, as detailed below...
Breakfast Club - 8:00 to 8:30
Morning Session - 8:30 to 11:30
Lunch Club - 11:30 to 12:30
Afternoon Session - 12:30 to 15:30
Tea Club - 15:30 to 16:00
You can use your government funding towards any session and/or club; we only ask that you select a club for each session to keep them and the nursery viable.
Non-funded periods are £6.00 p/h (Breakfast and Tea Clubs cost just £3.00 as they're 30 minutes long) and we still accept childcare vouchers and tax-free payments.
Staying Safe at Nursery
please maintain a 1.5 metre distance when coming and going to and from the setting
use the alcohol-gel provided; we have enough for everyone
do not come into the setting yourselves - children can be handed over to staff at the main door
try not to bring children's comforters in as they increase risk of infection
any children with a high temperature or new, persistent cough will be sent home
we'll encourage and support children to wash their hands when they arrive at nursery
please talk to your children about the importance of staying safe by cleaning hands, not putting toys in the mouth and coughing into the elbow
if you need to speak to a staff member, please book an appointment and wear a face mask
at the moment we prefer bank transfers over cash payments
children don't have to social distance but adults do, so please try and be aware of this at all times
Government Funding for 2020-2021
If your child was born between 1 April 2017 to 31 August 2017 they will be eligible to receive the Early Years Free Entitlement (E.Y.F.E.) at Sticky Fingers Nursery School from September 2020.
If your child will be two by the 31 August 2020 and you meet the eligibility criteria you can apply now for a September 2020 place with us using the Free Early Education for Two year olds (F.E.E.T.) funding.
Completely Free Funding
We offer the full 30 Hours Extended Entitlement without any top-ups. i.e. you can use as much or as little as you like flexibly* with nothing else to pay! The current 15 Hours Universal Entitlement is still available as is the Free Early Education for Two year olds (F.E.E.T.) scheme.
*3 hour Sessions cannot be booked on their own and must be combined with one of the Clubs.
Government's Childcare Choices
Find out what help is available for childcare costs on the government's Childcare Choices website. Full details of the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme is also available here - we already accept this funding.
2020 - 2021
26th October - 30th October
15th February - 19th February
6th May (Local Elections)
31st May - 4th June
Hallowe’en - Saturday 31st October
Bonfire Night - Thursday 5th November
Armistice Day - Wednesday 11th November
Diwali - Saturday 14th November
Nursery Rhymes - Monday 16th November → Friday 20th November
Hanukkah - Thursday 10th December → Friday 18th December
St. Andrew’s Day - Monday 30th November
Christmas - Friday 25th December
Boxing Day - Thursday 26th December
New Year’s Day - Friday 1st January
Chinese New Year - Friday 12th February
Valentine’s Day - Sunday 14th February
Shrove Tuesday - Tuesday 16th February
St. David’s Day - Monday 1st March
World Book Day - Thursday 4th March
Mothering Sunday - Sunday 14th March
St. Patrick’s Day - Wednesday 17th March
Easter - Friday 2nd April → Monday 5th April
St. George’s Day - Friday 23rd April
Eid al-Fitr - Wednesday 12th May → Thursday 13th May
Father’s Day - Sunday 20th June
Eid al-Adha - Monday 19th July → Tuesday 20th July