Nursery (F1)

Welcome to Nursery (F1)

I02Q8808At Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA) we offer all 3 and 4 year olds a 15 hour a week early education place. Some children may be eligible to have 30 hours a week with us.

To find out if you are eligible for the 30-hour funding and apply for the funding please click on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

When are we open?

We offer 15 hours of early education a week, 3 hours a day. The session times are as follows: 8:30am-11:30am or 12:15pm-3:15pm 5 days a week. This offer is in term time only.

Who will look after my child?

For every 13 children that we have in the Nursery we have at least 1 member of staff, often more. This ratio means that the staff develop good relationships and know every unique child in their care.

When you accept a place at OSPA Nursery your child will be allocated a Key Worker. This is the adult that will work more closely with your child and monitor their progress. They will also communicate with you about your child.

Staffing in the Morning Sessions Staffing in the Afternoon Sessions
Emma Fitzsimmons Emma Fitzsimmons
Rebecca Kirk Rebecca Kirk
Rebecca Olley Rebecca Olley
Sally Howard (maternity leave) Sally Howard (maternity leave)
Sally Johnson Daisy Colebrook
Daisy Colebrook Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart
Katie Grimbleby


What will my child do for three hours?

I02Q8674In the Early Year’s Foundation Stage (Birth-5 years old) we believe that children learn best through play. We set up the environment with careful thought about every child’s needs, interests and stages of development and we have skilled adults that play with your child, extending their play ideas and challenge their thinking.

The Statutory Framework for the EYFS states that “Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction.”

The statutory Framework can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf

How can I help me child at home? What should I be doing/looking out for?

Below is a very useful document that gives information about what your children should be doing at their age and ideas about what you can do to support their development. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf

I am interested, what do I do next?
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All children are eligible for 15 hours per week in the term after their 3rd birthday.

Dependent on circumstances you may be entitled to an additional 15 hours per week, making your child’s entitlement 30 hours per week. Please use the link above to find out if your child is eligible for 30-hour funding. If they are you need to apply for the funding via the online government website.

Please be aware that in order for your child to receive the 30 hour entitlement you must apply for each term within the following time scales: –

Term Date Range
Spring Term 1st September – 31st December
Summer Term 1st January – 31st March
Autumn Term 1st April – 31st August

It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that the entitlement is renewed. The academy has the right to reduce the place to 15 hours should the entitlement lapse.

Please contact the office to arrange a visit to our nursery and to complete any paperwork.