Nursery (Foundation One) Arrangements

Our nursery class has 52 places, starts in September and is open to children who will be 4 in between 1st September 2023 and 31st August 2024 (rising 4s).

We do offer some full time places for rising 4 children (born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020), but this isn’t a guarantee and depends entirely on your child’s ‘age and stage.’ We begin our nursery admissions process in the spring term and collate all the information from parents and other professionals including:

  • health visitor
  • current nursery or pre-school setting
  • a visit to our nursery
  • information from the admissions form

Once we have all the information we need about your child and their needs, we make the decision about whether it is appropriate for your child to have a full time place straightaway, or whether they might need a more staggered transition to full time.  Some children aren’t ready for full time initially and we will be honest and clear with parents about that when places are confirmed in the summer term.

You can add your child’s name to our waiting list from birth, and we will contact you in the spring term before they are due to start nursery to fill out the admission form and let you know the arrangements as outlined above.  You’ll need to provide your child’s full birth certificate, passport (if they have one) and proof of your address.

All places will be offered in line with our admission policy, in this order of priority:

  • Lives in catchment and has siblings currently in school
  • Lives in catchment
  • Lives out of catchment but has siblings currently in school
  • Lives out of catchment

We have very limited places for children who will become 3 between 1st September 2023 and 31st August 2024, but on a part time basis only.  However, our federated partner organisation Nottingham Nursery School has plenty of places for children from 0-4 years old.  Please contact them on 0115 915 9090 for more information.

If you have any questions, please call 0115 9151796 and ask to speak to Michelle Bramley, Mellers School Office Manager.

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