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St Anne Line
Catholic Infant School & Nursery

Love Learn Pray

Our Nursery

  

Here at St Anne Line Catholic Nursery our aim is to work together with you to meet your child’s development and learning needs in a welcoming, safe, caring, stimulating and fun environment. We hope that this will be an experience that you and your child enjoy together and that you feel that this is as much your Nursery as it is your child’s. We pride ourselves on close family partnerships, open days and events such as Messy Play are a great opportunity for prospective families to come and see our Nursery.  Dates for these will be updated here at the end of the Autumn Term.

 

In the first five years, a child learns more than they are ever going to learn in the rest of their life. It is a period when learning is most rapid. It is therefore very important that children are given a solid foundation in these vital early years on which to build their future learning. 

 

The Nursery is a learning environment for young children. It is a lively place with lots of different things to experience and to explore. Many of these are practical activities, which are often messy. These types of activities develop the early concepts and skills that are so important to children’s early learning. We provide aprons and encourage their use but there are occasions when children, somehow, still manage to get messy! The Nursery garden is a very popular place, and it provides many opportunities for children to develop and learn, children have daily access to the nursery garden. The Nursery consists of two large classrooms joined by an outdoor area that has a safety surface and access to a range of learning activities and resources. 

 

We follow a style of teaching called ‘In the Moment Planning’, each child will have a focused week once a term, staff will invite you to participate your thoughts and views on your child’s development. These observations and teachable moments are tracked using Tapestry and are placed in the children’s individual files.

         

We are delighted that in our last Ofsted inspection we were considered to be "Outstanding." You can read the full report here.

 

Our Nursery aims are:

  • To provide a Catholic pre-school education for children of our community.

  • To create a happy, stimulating environment where children will be encouraged and motivated to explore, discover and learn.

  • To give children a wide range of experiences using practical learning opportunities appropriate to their ages and stages of development.

  • To build positive relationships with parents so that we may support them in fostering the emotional, physical and social development of their children.

 

We follow the Infant School Mission Statement:

'With Jesus through the Anne Line way, we love, we learn, we pray, And are guided to grow better everyday.'

 

Always try my best

Notice my special talents and skills,

Never give up

Encourage others.

 

Love and care for my world

Imitate Jesus in the way I live

Never hurt anyone

Everyone is equal in God’s eyes

 

Our school is committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of school life, based on the understanding that all people have different needs but equal entitlement to rich experiences and opportunities. We seek to address issues of race, gender, culture and religion, wherever appropriate.

 

Our Nursery Day:

Morning Nursery starts at 8.50am and finishes at 11.50am 

Afternoon Nursery starts at 11.50am and finishes at 2.50pm 

 

30 hours session starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.50pm (Parents need to provide a packed lunch)

 

When spaces are available, we can offer full day provision at our Breakfast and After School Club which run from 8.00am until 5.40pm. Booking forms are available from the school office.

 

The Nursery has a variety of sessions: 

FEEE 15 hours - For all children the term after the child’s third birthday. (5 x 3 hour session AM or PM)

FEEE 30 hours – For families who meet the government criteria (5 x 6 hour sessions)

FEEE 2 – For families who meet the government criteria (5 x 3 hour session AM or PM)

Paying sessions - Please contact the school office or Nursery Manager Mrs Warman.

 

Admission to Nursery 

Applications are invited at any time for admission to nursery. Application forms are available from the school office. Visits to both the nursery and the main school are welcomed by appointment. 

St. Anne Line Catholic Nursery was founded primarily to provide nursery education for children of Catholic families.  The nursery is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government and seeks at all times to be witness to Jesus Christ.

 

Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the order listed below.   The governors will assume that, by applying to St. Anne Line Catholic Nursery applicants are indicating their positive support for the aims and ethos of the nursery. 

 

The Governing Body Nursery Committee has sole responsibility for admissions to the nursery. 

 

Criteria for admission to St. Anne Line Catholic Nursery

 

FEEE 3/4 -  15 hour applicants first:

 

1. Looked after children from Catholic families in the care of the Local Authority.

 

2. Baptised Catholic children of practising Catholics, whose Parish Priest can confirm regular practise, in any of the two parishes, Holy Trinity, Basildon and St.Therese, Laindon.

 

3.Baptised Catholic children of practising Catholic parents from other parishes for whom St. Anne Line Catholic Nursery is the closest Catholic nursery with a place available.

 

4.Baptised Catholic children residing within the two parishes.

 

5.Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.

 

6. Other looked after children in the care of the local authority

 

7.Siblings of children already on roll in the Infant School, on the day of entry, who do not qualify under any other previous criteria.

 

8. Siblings of children already on roll in the Junior School, on the day of entry, who do not qualify under any other previous criteria.

 

9. Christians of other denominations whose parents are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the nursery and whose application is supported by a Baptism/Dedication certificate or a minister of religion.

 

10. Children of other faiths whose parents are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the nursery and whose application is supported by a religious leader.

 

11. Other children whose parents are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the nursery.

 

The Governing Body Nursery Committee will give the highest priority to an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of application, of an exceptional social, medical, pastoral or other need of the child which can be most appropriately met at this nursery.

 

Tie Break

 

Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the sub-categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, places up to the admission number will be offered to those living nearest to the nursery measured by a straight line from the main entrance to the applicants main address.

 

  • Additional 15 hours FEEE (totaling to 30 hours a week) will be offer next, in accordance to the above criteria. 

 

  • FEEE 2 year old 15 hour applications - in accordance to the above criteria.

 

  • Paying places - in accordance to the above criteria.


 

Application Procedures and Timetable

 

An application form is available from St. Anne Line Catholic Nursery and Infant School office.  It must be completed and returned to the school by 31st March, and signed by Parish Priest, Minister or Religious Leader’s.   During the first week of May the Nursery will post you a letter with the outcome of your application. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the oversubscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal.

 

Notes (these notes form part of the oversubscription criteria)

 

Looked after child has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Children Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents).

 

Catholic means a member of a Church in communion with the See of Rome.  This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches.  This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church.

 

Practising Catholic means Catholic children from practising Catholic families who habitually worship at Mass on a regular basis and where the application is supported by A Catholic Priest.  The governing body will expect this practice to be verified by a reference from a priest in the standard format laid down by the diocese.

 

Catechumen means a member of the catechumen ate of a Catholic Church.  This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of reception into the order of catechumens.

 

Eastern Christian Church includes Orthodox Churches, and is normally evidenced by a certificate of baptism or reception from the authorities of that Church.

 

Sibling is defined as a child living in the same family unit, in the same family household and address as a child who attends the preferred school or partner school in any year group excluding the final year. This, therefore, includes brothers and sisters. In addition biological siblings, in any year group excluding the final year, will be treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence.


Evidence should demonstrate an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately met at this nursery. The Governing Body Nursery Committee will require written evidence from an appropriate professional such as a social worker, doctor or priest.

  

 

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