Nursery New Starters

Archibald First School offer 15 hours of free nursery provision to children who are aged 3 on or before 31st August 2022.  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 2022-23.  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

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.

To apply for a Nursery place for your child please complete the application below and return this to the school office.

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 like to invite prospective parents into school for a tour of our Early Years setting.

Prospective Parent visits have been scheduled for the following dates and times.

Monday 17th January 4pm-5pm

Mon 14th February 4pm-5pm

Mon 28th February 4pm-5pm

These visits will be held in groups of up to 20 adults with two members of the school staffing team. The visits are for adults only and for only one adult per family. All visitors must wear a face covering.

If you would like to book a visit on one of the above dates, please email admin@archibald.newcastle.sch.uk with the dates you are able to join us. The school admin team will be back in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm if you have a place and on which date.

Due to the current climate of Coronavirus, we may need to rearrange these evenings. We hope our ‘Welcome’ presentation gives you an insight into life at Archibald.

Welcome to Archibald Presentation