Nursery New Starters

Nursery – September 2021

We have a very small number of places available for September 2021 entry.

Archibald First School offer 15 hours of free nursery provision to children who are aged 3 on or before 31st August 2021.  The hours are offered as either Option 1 or Option 2. We also offer Option 3* (full time) for 30 hours per week.

Option 1:
Monday 8.45 – 3.15
Tuesday 8.45 – 3.15
Wednesday 8.45 – 11.30

Option 2:
Wednesday 12.30 – 3.15
Thursday 8.45 – 3.15
Friday 8.45 – 3.15

Option 3 – 30 hours per week:

Monday to Friday:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Option 1 or 2: In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archibald First School you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours with Archibald for the entire academic year of 2021-22.  Any additional hours taken as part of the free entitlement should be taken with another provider.

*Option 3: For those parents who are eligible for the 30 hour code:  In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Archibald First School for 30 hours, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours and the additional 15 funded hours with Archibald for the entire academic year of 2021-22.

You also agree to confirm your 30 hour code by the deadline requested by Newcastle City Council or you may either lose your child’s additional 15 hour place or be charged the cost of the nursery place.

Nursery children are asked to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home or pay for a school meal for their 2 full-days (£2.10 per day). There may also be the option of the additional 15 hours if the setting is not full.

Nursery – September 2022

Nursery Deadline Dates for 2022

Nursery applications for September 2022 entry will be available online from January 2022.

Closing date: 18 March 2022

Offer letters out by post:   25 March 2022

Deadline to accept:   29 April  2022

These dates are confirmed by all schools in the Gosforth Schools Trust. The 2022-23 Nursery application form must be used and returned directly to the school. This will be available January 2022.

Please note that no applications will be accepted before January 2022. 

Your child’s birth certificate and proof of your home address (dated within the last 3 months) must be shown with the application form.

Visits for Nursery children

If your child is 3 on or before 31 August 2022 and is due to start Nursery in September 2022 we would normally be delighted to welcome you into the Early Years Unit for a visit between January and March 2022, show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Due to the current climate of Coronavirus, we are unable to confirm if we will be able to host these visits. We will confirm this nearer the time. We hope our ‘Welcome’ presentation gives you an insight into life at Archibald.

Welcome to Archibald Presentation