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Nursery Admissions

The Bishop Gilpin Nursery is led by qualified teachers and follows the Government’s “Early Years Foundation Stage” (EYFS) curriculum which sets out the key learning objectives from birth to age 5 (end of Reception). This promotes knowledge and develops skills in children’s learning in seven main areas:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning activities. Within these areas there are separate Early Learning Goals which we aim for children to achieve by the time they finish both nursery and reception.

In the EYFS we follow the Bishop Gilpin ethos and aims, incorporating growth mindset and learning through the 4R’s. Click here for more information on Growth Mindset and the 4Rs at Bishop Gilpin.

The curriculum is excellent, and prepares pupils exceptionally well for the next stage of schooling. The activities prepared for the children in the Nursery are particularly creative and exciting.” Ofsted report, 2013

“Through first class teaching and creative activities with an excellent level of challenge the children make exceptional progress in the Nursery.” Ofsted report, 2013

We believe that the nursery offers an excellent foundation for children transitioning to reception, having experienced high quality nursery provision in a school-based environment.

Class Times and Sizes

Bishop Gilpin Nursery offers a morning session and an afternoon session (each with 2 classes) from Monday to Friday for children aged three until reception. The maximum number of children  in each class is 26.

Morning sessions run from 8.30 – 11.30 am, afternoon sessions run from 12.30 – 3.30 pm

Full-time nursery places

Bishop Gilpin Nursery also offers a number of full-time places (8.30 am – 3.30pm with an hour for lunch 11.30 – 12.30) subject to availability. 

Parents can apply for a full-time place by following the usual nursery application process and completing the extra application form for additional nursery sessions.  Additional nursery sessions are equally available for families who are eligible for the new 30 hour government funding and those who are not eligible. Fees payable for additional nursery sessions are adjusted depending on the family's eligibility for government funding.

Children can bring their own packed lunch or the school can provide a healthy hot lunch. Lunch will be eaten in the nursery setting.  For more information on how to apply for a full-day nursery place please contact the School admissions officer.

Wraparound care

A number of local private nurseries provide wraparound care for children in the Bishop Gilpin Nursery, should this be needed.  Playdays and Blooming Years Day Nursery drop-off and pick-up from Bishop Gilpin daily. 

For further information please refer to the providers’ websites:

Registration

Parents can register their children with the school from age one.

Children born between January and August are admitted in the Autumn term after they turn 3 and the application process for these children commences around November of the year prior to which they will start nursery.

Children born between September and December are admitted in the Spring term after they turn 3 and the application process for these children commences around March of the year prior to which they will start nursery.

To register your interest please complete the registration form and return it to the school’s Admissions Officer at lesleymichel@bishopgilpin.org or call 020 8946 6666.

NURSERY REGISTRATION FORM

 Open Days

Bishop Gilpin Nursery runs regular open days where prospective parents can come and see the Nursery and meet the staff.  Details of forthcoming dates will be published in due course.

If you would like to attend an open day, please contact the school’s Admissions Officer at lesleymichel@bishopgilpin.org or call 020 8946 6666.

ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY FOR AUTUMN TERM 2019

Parents wishing to apply for nursery places for Autumn Term 2019 should download the documents from the Nursery Application pack below, carefully read the Nursery Admissions Policy, complete the Nursery Application Form 2019-2020 and return it to the School Office, together with any request for additional Nursery hours, by FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2018.

NURSERY APPLICATION PACK AUTUMN TERM 2019:

Please note that admission to Bishop Gilpin Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in the main school.