Bevendean Primary School Nursery


Bevendean Primary School Nursery
Mrs Hope

Nursery Teacher

Mrs Clay

Nursery Nurse

Miss Vaughan

Teaching Assistant

At Bevendean Primary School’s Nursery, we aim to develop confident, capable and resilient children.  Our Ofsted registered Nursery class will give your child firm foundations for lifelong learning in a fun and stimulating environment, helping prepare children for school and developing their skills.

Our Nursery is currently open all day Monday and Tuesday, 8.55am - 3.10pm; and Wednesday 8.55am - 11.55am. 

We provide:

-  High quality play and learn sessions

-  Early Years Foundation Stage

-  A qualified and experienced nursery Teacher: Mrs Hope

-  A qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse: Mrs Clay

-  An additional teaching assistant: Miss Vaughan

-  Excellent resources

-  Amazing outdoor play and learning space

-  15 hours free childcare for all three and four year olds

-  Our current intake is September and January in each school Year; the 1st term after your child turns 3 years of age.

-  New Nursery Parents' Information Session are held in the Autumn and Summer Terms.  The dates for these are advertised on the school’s website calendar, and with Brighton and Hove Council.

-  If you are interested in a Nursery place, then please contact the school and make a time to visit!  You will be provided with an information pack and Application Form.

-  Due to lower than expected numbers over recent years, our Nursery currently operates as follows:

* Open for 50% of the school week

* 15 hours free provision to all children the term after they turn 3 years of age

* Monday - Tuesday: 8.55am - 3.10pm;       Wednesday 8.55am - 11.55am


-  If Nursery pupil numbers significantly exceed that of our current intake, the school might be in a position to extend this current level of provision.

Criteria for Admission: The school’s Governors will admit children who are a minimum of three years of age to the Nursery, according to the following criteria in order of priority:

1.  Children in the care of a Local Authority (Looked After Children)

2.  Children with a particular compelling educational and / or social or medical need as referred by a professional (e.g. social worker, speech therapist, health visitor, doctor etc.) up to 20% of the available places.

3.  Children who have an elder sibling currently in school.

4.  The position of the children's home address in relation to the school.

Within the above criteria, each application is always considered very carefully on its individual needs.

A waiting list will be kept by the school for names, addresses, D.O.B., telephone number and date registered of children. This list will be kept in date of birth order within the criteria for admission outlined above. Parents will be required to complete an admissions form.


All admissions forms received will have a reply letter stating receipt of their letter. Places will be confirmed as follows:

-  September places will be confirmed no earlier than the previous May.

-  January places will be confirmed no earlier than a half term before (October).

* April places will be confirmed no earlier than a half term before (February)

* April places will only be offered in extreme circumstances as this can be very unsettling for Children


The waiting list will not operate places on a "first come, first served" basis. The length of time children are on the waiting list in no way influences the decisions about places.

Completed forms should be returned to the school office.  Returned forms will be filed in date of birth order within the criteria for admission outlined above.


The September intake into Nursery will be staggered over no more than two working weeks where possible and home visits will take place during this time. January and April intake will not be staggered.


It will be made very clear to parents that the offer of a Nursery place DOES NOT in any way mean automatic entitlement to the main school.

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