Nursery New Starters

Archibald First School Nursery is full for September 2022 entry. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email office@archibaldfirstschool.co.uk.

Information of our Nursery provision for 2022-23

Archibald First School offer 15 hours of free nursery provision to children who are aged 3 on or before 31st August 2022.  The hours are offered as either Option 1 or Option 2. We also offer Option 3* (full time) for 30 hours per week.

Option 1:
Monday 8.45 – 3.15
Tuesday 8.45 – 3.15
Wednesday 8.45 – 11.30

Option 2:
Wednesday 12.30 – 3.15
Thursday 8.45 – 3.15
Friday 8.45 – 3.15

Option 3 – 30 hours per week:

Monday to Friday:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Option 1 or 2: In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archibald First School you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours with Archibald for the entire academic year of 2022-23.  Any additional hours taken as part of the free entitlement should be taken with another provider.

*Option 3: For those parents who are eligible for the 30-hour code:  In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archibald First School for 30 hours, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours and the additional 15 funded hours with Archibald for the entire academic year of 2021-22.

You also agree to confirm your 30-hour code by the deadline requested by Newcastle City Council or you may either lose your child’s additional 15-hour place or be charged the cost of the nursery place.

Nursery children are asked to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home or pay for a school meal for their 2 full days (£2.10 per day). There may also be the option of the additional 15 hours if the setting is not full.

Nursery – September 2023 entry

It is anticipated that the nursery provision in 2023-24 will be similar to that for 2022-23.

Nursery Deadline Dates for 2023

Closing date: 17 March 2023

Offer letters out by post:   24 March 2023

Deadline to accept:   21 April  2023

These dates are confirmed by all schools in the Gosforth Schools Trust. The 2023-24 Nursery application form must be used and returned directly to the school. This application form will be available from January 2023. Please do not apply before this date.

Your child’s birth certificate and proof of your home address (dated within the last 3 months) must be shown with the application form.

Visits to Nursery

For parents applying for nursery September 2023 entry, prospective parents are invited into school for a tour of our Early Years setting. The visit dates will be added to this website in mid-January 2023.

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