Holy Rosary can provide education for children aged 3 and above.
We are extremely proud of our facilities, beautiful school grounds and our very experienced staff team.
Please see the information below regarding the Pre-School, to help you make an informed choice about your child’s education.
If you would like to come and visit Holy Rosary we would be delighted to show you our wonderful school and Pre-School. Please telephone the School Office on 01283 562686 to arrange an appointment, or use the contact form on the right-hand side.
When can your child start Pre-School?
All children will be eligible to apply for a place at Pre-School to start the term after they are three years old.
The universal funding can be taken as 15 hours per week across the 38 weeks of the school year. (Please see the Pre-School Fees tab below for more information on funding).
|A child born on or between:||Will become eligible from:|
|1 January – 31 March||Start of the Summer Term (after Easter Holidays)|
|1 April – 31 August||Start of the Autumn Term (September)|
|1 September – 31 December||Start of the Spring Term (January)|
The best way for children to learn is through child led play and exploration.
At Holy Rosary Pre-School we provide a broad, nurturing curriculum which supports individual children to build the foundations for learning.
Our experienced, dedicated Early Years team is led by a qualified EYFS teacher, Mrs Thomas, who oversees the provision for all EYFS pupils. Alongside Mrs Thomas there is a dedicated team of EYFS staff. This team of staff is consistent throughout the week with very few changes. This allows staff members to get to know individual children very quickly.
Children learn how take their first steps as writers through the using the Write Stuff approach and we provide early phonics teaching through the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme. Children are given daily opportunities to develop their early number skills. We encourage children to express themselves creatively and carefully support them in developing their emotional regulation.
We have thought carefully about how to resource our early years grounds which allow us to deliver most of our curriculum outdoors. Our EYFS teacher is committed to offering a breadth of learning experiences and aims to take children outdoors every day, whatever the weather. Children develop an excellent understanding of the natural world around them through experiencing the beautiful seasonal changes throughout the school grounds. We provide activities such as den building, cooking on the fire pit and growing our own fruit and vegetables. We aren’t afraid to get muddy!
We offer the following sessions during term time
|Session||Times||Cost (Funded)||Cost (Un-funded)|
|Morning||9am - 12pm||£0||£15|
|Afternoon||12.30pm - 3.30pm||£0||£15|
|Full Day||9am - 3.30pm||£2.50 lunchtime supervision|
Lunchtime meal is an additional
£2.34 (paid via ParentPay)
|£32.50 including lunchtime supervision|
Lunchtime meal is an additional
£2.34 (paid via ParentPay)
How do I claim a funded place at Pre-School?
All children are entitled to a funded place for 15 hours per week from the term following their third birthday. You do not need to apply for this. In addition, you may be entitled to an extra 15 hours per week. You should visit the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for further details and to access the application for a 30 hour funded place. You will need to re-apply for your 30 hour code every three months.
In order for us to claim your funded place, the relevant forms for you to complete will be provided and should be returned to the School Office as soon as possible.
How will I pay?
At the start of each term, we will send you a letter with a request for payment, which can then be made via ParentPay. The exact amount you owe will be shown on ParentPay.
Payment needs to be made for the entire term.
All payments should be made using ParentPay, our online payment system.
Wraparound care is also available for before and after school hours and is provided by Arty Em’s.
The charges for Wraparound Care are;
- Breakfast Club – 7.30am until the start of the school day – £6.75
- Breakfast Club – 8.00am until the start of the school day – £4.50
- Quick Drop Off – 8.30am until the start of the school day – £2.50
- After School Club – 3.30pm to 5.30pm – £4 per hour (if you have a regular contract with us for set days) or our flexible option is £5 per hour. There is a late collection charge of £5.50 per 15 minutes.
Childcare vouchers are accepted.
Funded hours can be used towards the cost of Wraparound Care.
All nursery children will be eligible to attend our Before and After School Clubs.
If you require your child to attend Wraparound Care please contact Arty Ems directly and NOT the school.
Tel: 07977 591 441
Please see ArtyEms website for full details
Nursery Opening Times
The nursery will be open in line with the rest of the school. The term dates for this academic year are as follow;
|Term||First Day of Term||Last Day of Term|
|1||Monday 6th September 2022||Friday 21st October 2022|
|2||Monday 31st October 2022||Friday 16th December 2022|
|3||Monday 3rd January 2023||Friday 17th February 2023|
|4||Tuesday 28th February 2022||Friday 31st March 2023|
|5||Monday 17th April 2023||Friday 26th May 2023|
|6||Monday 5th June 2023||Friday 21st July 2023|
Inset Days – School Closed to Pupils
Monday 5th September 2022
Friday 2nd December 2022
Monday 27th February 2023
Monday 24th July 2023
Tuesday 25th July 2023
Please see our Term Dates page for full details (including bank holidays) and a downloadable calendar.
Lunch and Snacks
All Nursery children will be offered FREE fruit and milk every day.
If your child stays for lunch, they will eat in the school dining hall with their Nursery peers and will be supported by our staff team.
Your child can either pay for a school dinner, or bring their own packed lunch. Please ensure this contains healthy food choices.
You will be provided with forms to inform staff members of any particular dietary requirements or allergies your child may have.
For more details click on the button below
Blue aertex shirt (preferably with school logo)
Blue crew necked long sleeved sweatshirt or cardigan (with school logo)
Grey trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts
Black, white or grey socks, or grey tights
Blue & white check patterned dress (summer)
Grey shorts (summer)
Sun hat (summer)
Black shoes (no boots or sandals)
- No jewellery or make up is permitted. (One watch and one pair of stud earrings are permitted.)
- A pair of black plimsolls must be left in school for PE use.
- A pair of wellies must be left in school for use in wet conditions.
- A named water bottle can be brought into school daily.
- A spare set of named clothing should be left in school.
How to Purchase School Uniform
We currently have 3 uniform suppliers. Please see our School Uniform page for links to their websites.
What will happen on my child's first day?
On your child’s first day you will be greeted by our EYFS team and they will help your child to settle into their new environment.
Where do I bring my child in the morning?
You should bring your child to the main gate, and you will be greeted at the gate by a member of staff.
Where do I collect my child from at the end of their session?
You can collect your child from their classroom at the end of their session.
What should I do if my child will be absent from Nursery?
If your child is absent from Nursery you must telephone the school on the first day of the absence on 01283 562686.
We especially ask parents to keep children at home if they are too unwell or if they have any kind of infectious illness.
If a child becomes ill at school, you will be contacted by telephone.
Full fees will be charged for any absence.
How does nursery communicate with parents?
We use an electronic communication app called Class Dojo for the majority of our communication with parents. We also use ParentPay.
You will be provided with an invitations to access both of these apps prior to your child starting Nursery.
If you have any further questions at all please contact Paulina Dabrowska or email: email@example.com or tel: 01283 562686.