FACT OR FICTION &

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FACT OR FICTION?

 

If I want my child to go to a particular primary school I need to put them into the nursery connected to the school.

This is commonly mis-understood fiction I'm afraid, sending your child to the nursery connected to the school does not  guarantee a place at that particular school, all the children who attended Westside pre-school  were allocated their first choice primary school.

Follow this link for more information plus the intake numbers available at each school 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

 

Q. What is the difference between a pre-school and a nursery?

A. To be honest not an awful lot!! Various websites have different definitions but when it boils down to it each work to the same curriculum (EYFS) although some may adopt different approaches, such as Montessori.

 

Q. How many qualified staff does a pre-school / nursery need?

A. According to the EYFS standards:

3.23. In group settings, the manager must hold at least a full and relevant  level 3 qualification and at least half of all other staff must hold at least a full and relevant level 2 qualification. The manager should have at least two years’ experience of working in an early years setting, or have at least two years’ other suitable experience.

 

Q. How many staff are needed to run a session?

A. According to the EYFS tandards;

3.32. For children aged two:

• there must be at least one member of staff for every four children;

• at least one member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification; and

• at least half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.

3.34. For children aged three and over at any time in registered early years provision when a person with Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status, Early Years Teacher Status or another suitable level 6 qualification is not working directly with the children:

• there must be at least one member of staff for every eight children;

• at least one member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification;

• at least half of all other staff must hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.

 

 

 

 

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