Marlborough Primary School

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions 

We offer 30-hour full time places from 8.50am until 3.10pm Monday to Friday during term time. We do not offer part time places for 3- and 4-year old's.

In September 2021, Marlborough Primary School will welcome current and new pupils into our Nursery. We offer comprehensive education and childcare.

We will enroll:

  • 30 full time 3 and 4-year-old children. All children are expected to attend the core day 8.50am - 3.10pm Monday – Friday.

  • Up to 6 children who turn 3 years old during the term of admission. There are fee paying places unless your child is entitled to 15 free hours through the ‘2-year-old’ offer.

The Nursery is staffed by one teacher and two Early Years Educators to lead learning.

Enrolment starts in January of each year and continues until all places are filled. All places are allocated by the Executive Headteacher. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 36 pupils within any session.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to 3 and 4-year old's:

  • Priority is given to pupils who attended our Marlborough Primary School Nursery during the 2020-2021 academic year and are not of reception age.

  • Looked After Children* by a Local Authority.

  • Children of a permanent member of Marlborough Primary School staff.

  • Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Marlborough Primary School.

  • Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

Funding Options for a 3 and 4 Year Old in our Nursery:

Option A

You are entitled to the ’30-hour childcare’ offer.

To accept the Nursery place using Option A you will need to check whether you are eligible for the government funding for ’30 hours of free childcare’. You can apply to the HMRC for the 30 hour offer from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.

For your child to access five full time days over the week, we ask that you spend your 30-hour childcare allocation with us and then pay £185 per term top-up to the full week, the full week comprises of 31 hours 40 minutes at school. There are three terms per school year. The termly top-up fee is payable in advance before the start of each term and includes a snack fee. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal.

Your eligibility for the 30-hour offer depends on:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 years old.

  • Both parents must be working – or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family.

  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.

  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,00.

  • You live in England.

To be eligible you will need to meet the requirements set out on the HMRC website, you can check and apply here: https://www.gov.uk-30-hours-free-childcare 

If you are eligible to the 30 hour offer you will receive a code which you will need to provide to the school before the end of August along with your National Insurance Number. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts.

During your child’s year in the Nursery you will need to reconfirm your eligibility by logging into your HMRC childcare account every 3 months, we will check this termly during your child’s enrolment in the Nursery. If you apply for your code more than 3 months before the term starts, you will have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid. If you become ineligible to the 30 hour offer or if you do not reconfirm your eligibility in time for the start of a new term your funding option will change to a fee-paying place (Option B – see details below).

Option B 

You are not entitled to the ’30-hour childcare’ offer but you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare. You can agree to pay fees for the additional hours.

If you are not entitled to the ’30-hour childcare’ offer, your child can still attend full time. The charge for this fee-paying place is £1785 per term, this includes a snack fee. This can be paid in instalments. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal. There are three terms per school year.

Funding Options for a Rising 3-Year old in our Nursery:

We use the following criteria to allocate places to rising 3-year old's (children who turn 3 years old in the term of their admission):

  • Looked After Children* by a Local Authority.

  • Children of a permanent member of Marlborough Primary School staff.

  • Sibling(s) of pupils who currently attend Marlborough Primary School.

  • Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

 The funding options are outlined below:

Option C 

You are entitled to the ‘2-year-old’ 15 hours per week offer.

Families must be in receipt of one or more of the following:

  • Income Support.

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

  • Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax.

  • Tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax.

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act.

  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).

A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • They’re looked after by a local council

  • They have an ‘Education, Health and Care Plan’ (EHCP)

  • They get Disability Living Allowance

  • They’ve left care under a special guardianship order; child arrangements order or adoption order

*A child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.

To apply please see the website:

https://tri-borough.cloud.servelec-synergy.com/Bi-Borough/Synergy/Parents/default.aspx 

Option D 

There are three potential options of attendance/fees, you can email your preferred selection on accepting the place;

  1. Part-time attendance (each morning until 11.30am) for the first term of attendance (autumn term). The charge is £1600 for this pattern of attendance for the term.

  2. Part-time attendance (each morning until 11.30am) for the first half of the term and full-time attendance (8.50am to 3.10pm) from after the October half term. The charge is £3200 for this pattern of attendance for the autumn term.

  3. Full-time attendance for the whole term (once settled in the nursery your child will attend Monday to Friday between the times of 8.50am and 3.10pm). The charge is £3385 for this pattern of attendance for the autumn term.

The termly fee includes a snack fee and can be paid in instalments. In addition, there is a daily contribution for a school meal.

From the second term of attendance (from January onwards), all rising-3 pupils will be expected to attend full time and the funding options change to A or B, outlined on the following page.

If you will be using Childcare Vouchers or the Tax-Free Scheme towards the payment of fees, please contact Ainsley Smith in the school office at the time of invoicing.

Parents of children attending the Nursery class at a school must reapply for a Reception place. As in all state schools there is no automatic transfer from the Nursery class to the Reception class.

We offer before and after school care, 7.50am – 6pm to Nursery pupils. This can be booked once your child has completed their orientation period in the Nursery.

Please contact the school office on 0207 589 8553 and speak to Ainsley Smith for further information about how to enroll your child. Alternatively, you can email on Ainsley.Smith@marlborough.rbkc.sch.uk.