Nursery Admissions2020-12-16T19:32:40+00:00

Nursery Admissions.  The perfect start to your child’s education!

2021 Nursery provision at Little Munden C of E Primary School

Little Munden Nursery and Primary School in Dane End provides children with a welcoming, stimulating and supportive learning environment in an idyllic countryside setting. Caring teachers work with each child, tailoring work to their individual ability within an exciting Creative Curriculum. The children benefit from small class sizes and a good adult/pupil ratio.

We welcome children from Dane End and all surrounding hamlets, villages and towns. To arrange a school visit please telephone us on 01920 438271.

Funded Provision?

We currently provide 15 hours of free educational provision for all 3 and 4 year olds with a date of birth in the range 1/9/2017 to 31/8/2018. An additional 15 hours is also available to those eligible for the ‘30 free hours Free Childcare’. See separate section later in this document.

What is Little Munden’s offer?

We will offer up to 15 children, a total of 30 free hours of early education a week each (38 weeks term time only).
The standard 15 hours free educational provision, available to all 3 and 4 year olds, is recommended to be taken across the 5 morning sessions. The morning session runs from 8.50am until 11.50am. The additional 15 free hours, if eligible, would be taken to cover the afternoon sessions in class.

If eligible for the free 30 hours childcare, there are two available options;
Option 1: 8.50am until 2.50pm. Parents to provide a packed lunch from home or request school provided meal at an additional cost.
Option 2: 8.50am until 3.15pm. Parents to provide a packed lunch from home or request school provided meal at an additional cost. The additional 25 minutes at the end of the day to be paid for by parents @ £2.50 per day.* This option should be requested and paid for termly in advance.
Parents also have the option of sending their child to early start club from 7.45am (at additional cost).
We do not run any child care during school holidays or beyond 3.15pm for nursery pupils.

Nursery Lunch Club

Little Munden School currently provides a Nursery Lunch Club to help parents, who require childcare for their nursery age child outside of our morning nursery school hours.
The club is available from 11:50am to 12:50pm and is open to all Little Munden School morning only nursery pupils. The children can have a school or home provided lunch in the dining hall followed by supervised play.
If you would like your child to attend, please ask the school office for more information. The cost per session is £5.00 per child.* You can send in a healthy packed lunch from home or order a school lunch provided by Herts Catering Ltd from the Pupil Choice Menu. This is available to view on www.hertscatering.co.uk. The current lunch price, from September 2020, is £2.35.*

What is 30 hours Free Childcare?

This is an entitlement for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year old children. It is an extra 15 hours per week offered in addition to the child’s existing 15 hour free early education place. At Little Munden the 30 hours free early education will be offered term time only (over 38 weeks) and will be led by a qualified teacher.

How will parents know if they are eligible?

It will be parents’ responsibility to apply for 30 hours free childcare via the online HMRC eligibility checker. Parents will receive a voucher code if they are eligible. The voucher code will enable the school to claim funding from the local authority.
Further information relating to childcare choices is also available by following these links www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents or www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you are not eligible for the 30 hours Free Childcare?

If you are not eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, but would still like your child to attend nursery in the afternoon, it is possible to pay school directly for these hours. The charge, as at September 2020, is £5.00 per hour.* This additional provision should be requested and paid for termly in advance. Please speak to the office staff for further details.

(*All prices correct as at December 2020)

Session times in this document are the ‘NON-COVID’ times. At present the start and finish time may vary.
Please speak to office staff for more details.

Nursery Application Form 2020

Teachers are highly dedicated to their pupils; they model enthusiasm for learning and share a strong rapport with them.
Ofsted 2014