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Admission into Bell Farm ‘Little Bluebells’ Nursery
If you would like to register for a place at our Nursery, you can do so by contacting the school to request an application form, or download and complete the application form using the link above.
A child can be admitted into our nursery class at the start of term following their third birthday if a space is available.
In line with the recent government guidelines, from September 2018, Bell Farm nursery will be offering 30-hour places as well as the current universal 15-hour places. The 30-hour places will be available to those who qualify for the additional hours funding, but will also be available to those who don’t for a small hourly top up rate.
If you believe you meet the criteria for 30 hours free entitlement for 3-4 year old children, you must obtain an 11-digit eligibility code from HMRC. For details of how to apply for your code, go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/30hourschildcare
We need this code before we can offer a 30-hour place in the nursery. If you wish to apply for a 30 or 15 hour place, please fill in the form in block capitals, sign it and return it to the school office, together with a copy of your child’s birth certificate. We are unable to accept the application without the birth certificate.
Gaining a nursery place
We follow the same criteria as Surrey County Council Admissions.
- Firstly we offer to children with exceptional arrangements/special needs.
- Secondly to children who will have siblings attending the school UPON ENTRY to the Nursery.
- Finally, to children for whom the school is the nearest (the distance will be measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the front gate of the school).Before our Admissions Officer can offer a nursery place for September 2018 we need to be informed by Surrey County Council of the children coming into our Reception. Once we have this information we will know the nursery sibling places that we can offer.
Surrey County Council’s notification does not take place until the middle of April each year, therefore we cannot send out our nursery offer letters until late April each year, at the earliest.
If a child is offered a place, parents must confirm their acceptance, in writing, by the date stipulated in the letter.
The final decision as to when the child is admitted and the allocation of morning or afternoon sessions rests with the Headteacher and the Governors.
Admission to our nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception at the school. When the child is nearing statutory school age, parents must apply for a place in Reception through the Surrey County Council Admissions website.