Spencer Nursery School

Spencer Road, Mitcham Junction, Hackbridge, Surrey, CR4 4JP

Federated with Hackbridge Primary School

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About Our School

Spencer Nursery School is federated with Hackbridge Primary School.

 

Spencer Nursery School was originally built in 1946 and has provided education on the same site ever since. In 2004 the site was extended and refurbished to enable us to extend our provision to provide childcare and education for children under 3 years of age.

Spencer Nursery School is registered from birth and provides places for children from 3 months to 4 years.   We provide the following places:

  • 12 full day places per day for 0-2 year olds (over 50 weeks a year)
  • 12 full day places per day for 2-3 year olds (over 50 weeks a year)
  • 24 full day places per day for 3 and 4 year olds (over 50 weeks a year); 8 of these are 8am-4pm places and 16 of these are 8am-6pm places

 

Spencer Nursery School is a local authority maintained nursery school with a constituted Governing Body that has responsibility for the school.  It is committed to delivering high-quality affordable childcare and education for children under 5 years of age.

 

Childcare and Education Services

Our Ladybirds unit for children aged from 3 months to 2 years (plus one term)

A major feature of the provision for children in this unit is a programme that meets the very particular individual needs of children from 3 months to 2 years by supporting their emotional, social and intellectual development within a very caring, supportive and stimulating environment.

The childcare and education is provided by a highly qualified team who are experienced with caring for children of this age group and who are committed to the provision of a nurturing environment, which supports individual children's growth and development.

Transition from Ladybirds to Bumblebees

The transition period from Ladybirds to Bumblebees is an important time for both children and their parents/carers. Spencer Nursery School will try to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Before your child transfers you will be given a letter to enquire which days you require on transition to Bumblebees. The office staff will discuss with individual families your requirements and what the school is able to offer.

Prior to a child transferring to Bumblebees, you will be offered a transition meeting and given a transition booklet, which will explain some of the differences between the units. The family's Ladybirds Key Person will introduce them to the child's new Bumblebees Key Person and all teaching staff. Each child will visit Bumblebees on a regular basis, initially accompanied by their Ladybirds Key Person. They will also join Bumblebees for lunch prior to transfer.

An amendment to your fees and contract will be issued at the time of transfer. You may be required to pay an additional deposit based on your child's new fees.

Our Bumblebees unit for children aged from 2 to 3 years (plus one term)

Within Bumblebees, a curriculum following the Early Years Foundation Stage is planned and taught by qualified Early Years Educators. A caring, supportive and nurturing education and childcare facility is provided within the unit.

Transition from Bumblebees to Fireflies

The transition period from Bumblebees to Fireflies is an important time for both children and their parents/carers. Spencer Nursery School will try to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Before your child transfers you will be given a letter to enquire which days you require on transition to Fireflies. The office staff will discuss with individual families your requirements and what the school is able to offer.

Prior to a child transferring to Fireflies, you will be offered a transition meeting and given a transition booklet, which will explain some of the differences between the units. The family's Key Person will introduce them to the child's new Fireflies Key Person and all teaching staff. Each child will visit Fireflies on a regular basis, initially accompanied by their Bumblebees Key Person. They will also join Fireflies for lunch prior to transfer.

An amendment to your fees and contract will be issued at the time of transfer. You may be required to pay an additional deposit based on your child's new fees. Children can access their 15 hours Free Entitlement Funding or 30 hours Free Extended Entitlement Funding in the term after the term in which they become 3 years of age. All fees charged on transfer will take this into consideration.

Our Fireflies unit for children aged 3 years (plus one term) and 4 years

Within Fireflies, a curriculum following the Early Years Foundation Stage is planned and taught by a qualified Teacher and 3 experienced Early Years Educators. A caring, supportive and nurturing childcare facility is provided within the unit that complements the core education day. It is provided by the same team who support the education element of the day to ensure continuity and security for the children in our care.  We offer 24 full day places on a flexible basis for children aged 3 years plus one term and 4 years of age; 8 places are offered from 8am-4pm and 16 places are offered from 8am-6pm places.

The term after the term in which a child becomes 3 years old entitles them to receive 15 hours free education via Free Education Funding (FEF). To enable a child to access their full entitlement, they must attend for a minimum of three days per week. Some children may be eligible for 30 hours of Free Extended Entitlement Funding, where their parents meet the government's criteria for this. Further details can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

The details of your charges will be given in your personal financial statement when your child first starts at Spencer.

For details of daily rates please see the Fees tab of our website.

We invite you to apply for a place at Spencer Nursery School.

Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed. If you would like any more information or would like to arrange a school tour please call us on 020 8648 4126.

Alternatively, please drop in to the school, any weekday morning between 10:30am and 11:00am for a viewing.

Sandra Tanner (School Business Manager) will be pleased to give you more information and arrange a visit to the school for you and your child.