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Hatchlings Nursery - please hand in any new applications by 9am 22/5/20

As you will know in January of this year we opened our brand new Nursery in the Early Years setting. This has proved to be a great success and is very popular with our parents. Our two Nursery Practitioners, Mrs Wild and Ms Desborough are doing a superb job in preparing children for their first year at school in Reception.


With our first cohort graduating to Reception at the end of July, we are now looking for families who would like their child to join the Nursery in September of this year. While there are possibilities of accepting children aged two on 31st August 2020, our admissions criteria states that priority will be given to those children aged three on that same date.


The nursery is structured into two groups:


Hatchlings 1: all day Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning.


Hatchlings 2: Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday.


Group sizes are very small and we are aiming for approximately 12 children for each Hatchlings group. This really is a wonderful opportunity for children to have a fantastic Nursery year!


You can apply in different ways:


  • Complete the application form below (this can also be emailed to you by the school office) and either email it back to the school office (admin@caw.brighton-hove.sch.uk) or drop it to the school gates - if you ring the buzzer, a member of the office team will come and collect your form from you.
  • If you come to the school gates, a selection of forms is available as a paper version for you to pick up. Simply fill it in and return it to the school gates by the deadline day.
  • Call the school office and a member of staff can take your details and either fill in the application form on your behalf over the phone or arrange for a member of Nursery staff to call you.


Once we have all of the application forms in by the deadline day, Nursery staff will be in contact with you in the coming weeks.


Should there be any remaining places at the nursery the next deadline date for applications will be on Friday 26th June.


As ever, if you have any questions, please call the school office.




What do parents/carers say?


“My child was made to feel very welcome and settled really quickly in the Nursery. I like the fact there is a strong focus on learning through experiences in the setting.” 

Parent of R, currently in Nursery.

“I really like the staff in the Nursery setting and they have been really helpful in helping to identify clear next steps for my child to improve their learning.”

Parent of E, currently in Nursery.

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