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Please see below for some answer to frequently asked questions...


When can my child join the Hazlegrove Nursery?

We accept children from the age of 2 1/2 years but we recognise that all children are ready to start Nursery at different ages.  If you would like your child to join the Hazlegrove Nursery but are not sure when they will be ready to start, do please complete an application form indicating the likely starting date.  This will secure their place subject to availability and our standard admissions procedures.  The actual start date can then be discussed and agreed with the Nursery staff.

How can I help my child settle into the Hazlegrove Nursery?

We run our Squirrels Parent and Toddler group on Wednesday afternoons during term time.  This is an ideal opportunity for your child to become familiar with Hazlegrove and with our Nursery staff.  Additionally, we invite you to attend a Nursery session with your child shortly before they are due to start Nursery.

What is your adult:child staffing ratio?

There is one Nursery class led by a qualified teacher and supported by qualified Early Years Assistants.  The adult:child ratio requirements of 1:4 for 2-3 year olds and 1:8 for 3-4 year olds are met and usually exceeded.

As with the rest of the school, classes are small enough to ensure that your child receives quality one to one attention but also large enough to encourage social interaction and play.   

Once my child is in the Hazlegrove Nursery, will they automatically have a place in the Hazlegrove Reception class?

Children in the Hazlegrove Nursery are expected to move up to the adjacent Reception class in the September term when they are 4 years old - no separate application is required.

Please see the terms and conditions of the parent / school contract for further information if you need to withdraw your child from Hazlegrove at any stage.

How do you help the children with their transition to full-time school in the Reception Class?

Towards the end of the Summer Term, we aim to run a couple of introductory sessions allowing those children moving up, and those children joining Hazlegrove for Reception, to meet their new teacher and to have a chance to be in their new classroom.

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