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Schools Consultation

 

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:

 

  1. The majority of community and voluntary controlled schools - Removal of use of ‘nearest school’ as a criterion within the admission arrangements

  2. Beauclerc Infant School – introduction of a sibling link with Chennestone Primary School

  3. Horley Infant School – introduction of a reciprocal sibling link with Yattendon School

  4. 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.

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Important Dates

 

​2020 - 2021

Autumn Term

Start

7th September

Half Term

26th October - 30th October

 

End

18th December

Spring Term

Start

4th January

Half Term

15th February - 19th February

End

26th March

Summer Term

Start

19th April

Closed

6th May (Local Elections)

Half Term

31st May - 4th June

End

16th July

Event Dates

 

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

Telephone:

07905 429 523 (main)

07799 484 620 (manager)3

 

E-Mail: stickyfingersnurserymanager@gmail.com

                              or

stickyfingersnurserybusiness@gmail.com

Address: 

Whitebushes Village Hall

Masons Bridge Road

REDHILL

Surrey

RH1 5LE

 

Bus Routes: 460 and 424

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