Wheatcroft is a Community School and in-year or Reception admission arrangements are managed by Herts County Council.
For Nursery admissions you need to apply directly via school.
The Nursery at Wheatcroft usually takes around 30 children in the morning session (8:45am-11:45am) and 20 in the afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm), although this does depend on circumstances. It is housed in a bright, purpose built area attached to the main school and with its own outside area. The children also regularly have lessons in our Forest School. For more information please read our Nursery Admissions Policy (below).
Nursery admission 2020-21 for children born between 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017
Online applications for Nursery Admissions in September 2020 are open from Monday 13th January 2020 to 3:30pm on Friday 28th February. Open sessions for prospective parents will be on Thursday 16th January and Wednesday 12th February at 9:30am. Please contact the school office to sign up.
To apply, please fill in our online form. A paper version is available from the school for anyone who is unable to complete the online application.
Please see below for a full timeline of the application process.
We normally offer 15 hour provision per week which consists of either morning or afternoon sessions. Our morning session runs from 8:45-11:45 and our afternoon sessions 12:30-3:30. We also offer an optional lunch which runs from 11:45-12:30 where you are able to provide your own packed lunch or purchase a school meal of which there are four choices.
We offer both 15 hour and 30 hour provision. We can only offer full day sessions to pupils who qualify for 30 hour provision on the Government free childcare scheme (https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/). We cannot guarantee that we can offer everyone that applies either the 15 hours or 30 hours childcare if eligible but we will attempt to meet your needs.
15 hour provision:
Morning only 8:45-11:45 or Afternoon only 12:30-3:30
These sessions can be extended by paid for additional provision over lunch 11:45-12:30 (£3.75)*
30 hour provision:
8:45 – 2:45 every day
These sessions can be extended by paid for additional provision 2:45-3:30 (£3.75)*
* Please note these prices are subject to change in April 2020
Places will be offered based on the criteria in the Nursery Admissions Policy. Late applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until all places are filled.
Please note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.
If you would like to make an in-year application for a nursery place for the current (2019-2020) academic year please contact the school office direct for further information.