Dear Parents/Guardians,

School admissions
Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 are eligible to start school in Reception in September 2019. The easiest way to apply is completing the online application form. If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.
Tel 01325 406333 Forms should be returned to the School Admissions Team no later than 15th January 2019.

Funding
Free entitlement funding for two year olds Some two year olds may be eligible for 2 year olds free early childcare and education funding for 15 hours a week term time only (38 weeks) The funding is given to children the term after their second birthday and will continue until your child accesses 3 year olds education place. Parents are able to find out more on the government information website. pfis@darlington.gov.uk Parents can also have extra time at William House Nursery over all holidays at an additional cost for the hours received. Please see Joanne
Free three and four year olds early years education place 15 hours All three olds are eligible for 3 year olds free early education place for 15 hours a week term time only (38 weeks).The funding is given to children the term after their third birthday and will continue until your child enters your chosen primary school. Extra time can be arranged over all holidays as an additional cost for the hours received. Please see Joanne.
Free three and four year olds extended early year’s education place 30 hours In addition, some three year olds are eligible for extended free early childcare and education place for 30 hours a week term time only (38 weeks). The funding is given to children the term after their third birthday and will continue until your child enters your chosen primary school. Parents are able to find out more on the government information website. . Extra time can be arranged over all holidays as an additional cost for the hours received Please see Joanne.

Parent meeting – Letters and Sounds – Thursday 27th September at 5.00pm in nursery hall
Parents are invited to an information meeting for children aged 3 – 4 years that will start school in September 2018. The parent meeting will give parents information regarding their child’s next steps regarding Letters and sounds. How phonics are introduced and importantly how we can encourage the joy and skills for pre reading and writing. It is very important that parents are able to get involved to support their child’s learning. Gillian Wanless – Deputy Manager and teacher will talk parents through the different stages. All very welcome.

Yours sincerely
P. M. Boulton Director