Start of the New School Year
School starts Wednesday 6th September at 8.45am.more »
At Botley School we offer the Universal Entitlement (15 hours a week) funded nursery places for 3-4 year olds. This is offered as either Morning or Afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday including one lunch time session a week during term time. Please note at this particular time the School Governors have decided not to offer the new Extended Entitlement (30 hours per week). For further information on Local Authority Admissions please follow the link to the Admissions Policy.
A child becomes eligible for a free place from 1 September, 1 January or 1 April following their third birthday until they reach statutory school age, or start full time education in school reception classes before reaching compulsory school age.
So, children who are three between:
|Morning session||8.50am - 11.40am|
|Afternoon session||12.30pm - 3.20pm|
|Lunchtime session||11.40pm - 12.30pm|
Children in the Nursery are encouraged to borrow books to take home and share. Please speak to your childs key person for more information.
The children in Nursery need to bring in their book bags every day. This enables the staff to have regular access to your child’s current book, and it also makes carrying letters and pieces of work home a lot easier. Please check your child’s book bag regularly for any letters. School newsletters will be put on the school website.
Please could you make sure that the children’s clothes are named and that there is a full set of spare clothes on their peg every day. Clothes and shoes need to be easy for children to manage themselves as we aim for children to become independent as much as possible. Please also check that your child is wearing the correct clothes when they get home.
Children need to be free to play outside at all times. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather at all times. Nursery is a 'messy' place so please don't put your child in their best clothes!!!
If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea you are reminded to please keep them off school for 48 hours to ensure that any germs do not spread to the other children and staff. Also please remember to inform the School every day if your child is unwell.