Exeter primary school offers extended nursery hours


Posted on: 23 May 2016

An Exeter primary school is offering families with three-year-old children extended breakfast and after-school facilities at its nursery.

St Nicholas Catholic Primary has increased its nursery provision and now offers places for three-year-olds from 7.45am to 6pm.

Parents can use their 15-hour childcare funding either during the day or during the extended hours.

Families have 15 hours a week nursery care funded by the Government and now this can be used for the extended hours as part of a child’s early year’s education.

Headteacher Angela Folland said: “We already offer a very popular breakfast and after-school club at St Nicholas but we were not offering this to your youngest children.

“We surveyed our parents who really wanted the extended hours so we have worked with governors and the Early Years and Childcare Service to set up this provision.

“Ofsted has judged the Early Years provision (including the Nursery) as high quality and we are hoping that by offering these extended hours it will help families across Exeter to manage their work and childcare commitments.

“The school does not have a designated area and we are therefore able to offer nursery places to children regardless of where they live. We are located close to Junction 29 and are therefore easily accessible for many parts of the City.”

If you would like to come and visit or for more information contact the school on 01392 445403 or email Ali Brocksom at abrocksom@stncs.uk

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