Nursery Admission

Rated as “Outstanding” – Ofsted November 2011

Are you looking for high quality Nursery Education?  St Catherine’s Foundation unit provides a high quality preschool education for children 3 years and older.

The Foundation Unit is staffed by a fully qualified and trained Early Years teacher.  It also has a Nursery Nurse and two trained classroom assistants.  All staff are CRB checked.

Joining the Nursery

Children born between 1st January and 31st March will usually start in the Nursery the term after their third birthday (after Easter).

  • Children with birthdays from 1st April to 31st August will start in in the Autumn Term (September),
  •  Children born between 1st  September and 31st December will start in the Spring Term (January).

You and your child will have the opportunity to meet with the Nursery Teacher before starting school.

Nursery children can claim up to fifteen hours of free nursery care.  This could be made up as follows: –

Morning session          9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Afternoon sessions     12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Whole day                    9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

It is also possible to purchase additional time (if we have available places.)