Admissions

How to Register

We can offer 15 hours free Nursery provision from the term before your child’s third birthday. To apply for a place in the Nursery, please come in person, and complete a Registration Form.

We accept applications for children from the aged of 2+. If it is free place you require,  your child’s name will be put on the waiting list, and you will be informed when a place is available.

Please collect an Admissions Pack from our Nursery Office or you can download a copy of the admissions form from the following website:

School Admission

Registration For

In order to secure a place at an actual Primary School parents need to apply online through Birmingham City Council.

We offer tours of our Nursery by appointment only.

Introduction to Parents

If you choose Highters Heath Nursery School for your child, we would love to show you around before they begin. Contact the school and we can arrange a time that suits you to show you all the wonderful things we do here. 

Home Visits

Your child’s key worker can come to visit you and your child at home for about 30 minutes during the first few weeks of the Autumn Term. We do this to give your child a chance to get to know and talk to their key person and also for you to share your child’s interests and history in a setting you feel comfortable. All this can help with the settling in process. 

PLEASE NOTE: Home visits may become 'doorstep visits' or sessions in school, depending on the national situation and guidance for Covid-19. This is to keep you, your child and our staff safe. 

First Three Days and Beyond

We have a gradual admissions procedure over the first 1-2 weeks of your child's time here with us. On their very first day, we ask them to attend for just 1 hour and for a parent or trusted adult to stay with them. This is so they feel secure in their new environment and assured that they have not been 'left'. It is likely that it will be the same on day 2, however your child's key worker will speak to you about how they are settling and whether it is appropriate to leave them for a short while. Moving on from this, we will build up their time spent at nursery as quickly as is suitable for your child - all children are different and settle at different rates.

Some children need a longer settling in period and we are flexible in our approach. We have a great deal of experience in settling children and work together with you to achieve a smooth start.

Some children starting will have been to playgroup before, others may not of, but for all of them Highters Heath Nursery will be a new experience. New situations can be challenging and fun, but exhausting. You may even find they don’t want to talk with you about all the lovely things they’ve done. This is entirely normal so don't be too disheartened if they don't answer your questions! You can always look on Tapestry to see what they have been up to in school. Staff are always willing to talk with you about how your child is doing, so do have a quick word with them at the beginning or end of the session. If you feel you need more time, you can ask for a separate appointment.

 

How Many Hours?

All children are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery education from the beginning of the term following their third birthday. Some 3 year olds are entitled to 30 hours free, if you meet certain criteria. 

Some children are entitled to 15 hours free as a 2 year old, from the term following their 2nd birthday. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY ON THE CHILDCARE CHOICES WEBSITE

 

We offer 15 hours spread over 2.5 days, term time only. Your child will attend EITHER

Monday 8:30 - 2:30

Tuesday 8:30 - 2:30

Wednesday 8:30 -11:30

 

OR

Wednesday 11:30 - 2:30

Thursday 8:30 - 2:30

Friday 8:30 - 2:30

 

If your child is full time (30 hours) they will attend 8:30 -2:30 every weekday. 

Nursery Charges from September 2021

Nursery Meals: £2 per day, unless entitled to Free School Meals (3 & 4 yr olds only). ** PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ABLE TO OFFER HOT MEALS AS WE ARE SEEKING A NEW CATERER**

School Fund: £1.00 per week 

Extra Hours: £6 per hour, paid in advance via School Money website.