Nursery Admissions 2023
Thank you for considering All Saints Carshalton Church of England Primary School for your child's Nursery education.
Children born between 01 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are eligible to apply for a nursery place for September 2023.
We are committed to providing an outstanding education within our Christian community, where all are valued as individuals and given every opportunity to fulfill their potential
For each one of us to shine as a light believing we can make a difference in the world.
If you would like to see our Nursery dates are now available for parents/guardians of children starting in September 2023 to visit. Please click the link below to book into a session. Tours last about 20 minutes and two adults from each family are welcome. As you are visiting during the Nursery day we politely ask that children do not attend.
Here at All Saints Carshalton we are very proud of our school and everyone in it. Our strong Christian ethos is embedded in the life and learning of the school and it is reflected in the values the children develop. We are a Multi Academy Trust school for children between 3 to 11 years, having close links with Carshalton All Saints Church and other local churches.
At All Saints we have one intake for Nursery in September each year. Children will be considered for Nursery from the September after their third birthday. At All Saints we do not have a routine January intake, but if spaces are available these will be offered to applicants with children whose birthday falls in the September, November or December. Places will be offered according to the admissions policy.
Preparing for Nursery
How to Prepare Your Child for Nursery
Please see the attached information sheet which details many of the ways you can help you can help your child feel ready for Nursery. Children all develop at different stages and some skills come easier than others. Please talk to us early on about your child's development so we can understand their needs and advise you about how best to help them develop. One skill that is essential for Nursery though is 'going to the toilet'. Children join our Nursery from 3 years old, so the expectation is that they will be independent in this area and able to self care. Children should not arrive at Nursery in nappies and pull ups, as we do not have provision for this.
Please see the links below which give help and advice on potty training:
ERIC The Childrens's Bowel and Bladder Charity - Lets Go Potty
If you feel there are any areas of development that your child requires extra help with, please do contact us early on. Also if you have any questions or concerns about Nursery, specific to your child please email our Admissions Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
At All Saints we have a purpose built Nursery that has its own secure playground area as well as large indoor facilities. The Nursery is spacious, light and airy. It has double doors that lead to an outside area. The entrance to the Nursery can be reached via a pathway at the side of the school, on Talbot Road.
Our Nursery can admit up to 26 children to each of the morning and afternoon sessions. From these sessions we offer 16 government funded 30-hour free childcare places, 10 morning places and 10 afternoon places. The school reserves the right to vary the number of spaces available for each session. Please note that government funded 30-hour free childcare places can only be secured with a verified eligibility code.
What we offer:
- Early years education for children from 3 years old (earlier admission is considered, if there is space available).
- Qualified early years teachers.
- 15 and 30 hour sessions per week childcare (30 hour funding entitlement for eligible 3 and 4 year olds).
- Open Monday to Friday during term time.
- Children can attend sessions on either a part-time (AM or PM Mon-Fri) or full-time basis (30 hours Mon-Fri).
- Lunch club for children attending 30 hour sessions (additional charges apply*).
If you are interested in government funded 30-hours free childcare please visit the following to sites for information about this process and confirmation of your eligibility:
London Borough of Sutton's website
Department for Education's website
*30 hour funded sessions - please be aware that parents are asked to pay for the staffing contingent of the 45 minute lunch time provision (which is not funded by the Government contribution) and to provide their child with a packed lunch every day. This amount is non refundable and payable even during times of absence. As a guide the cost for 2022 is £4.00 per day. This amount can be covered using childcare vouchers.
The atmosphere in our Nursery is safe, welcoming and stimulating. We work hard to help each child feel secure, valued, confident and special. In doing this we are ensuring that they are ready to learn.
Nursery Opening Times
AM session (Ducklings): 8.45am - 11.45am
PM session (Cygnets):12.30pm - 3.30pm
30 hour session (Owlets): 8.45am - 3.30pm (11.35am-12.30pm lunch provision)
We welcome applications from interested parents. In the event that there are more applications than places available then the Nursery Admission Policy will be adhered to and places allocated accordingly. The Nursery Policy is detailed below and I would urge you to read this carefully before applying.
Criteria 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the policy all relate to church attendance and if you would like your application to be considered under these terms please ensure that you have completed the relevant sections of the application form and include a reference signed and stamped by your church.
The Application Form must be completed in full. The last page of the application form must be completed by your church Minister and stamped with the Official Church Stamp. Please ensure you allow enough time for your Minister to complete and stamp the clergy reference, ensuring it can be returned to All Saints Carshalton prior to the closing date. The completed form should then be returned to the School Office, no later than the 15 January.
Important Information: Only the original of this document will be submitted into the Admission process, scanned or emailed copies will not be accepted.
Please return your completed Nursery Application form to the All Saints Carshalton School Office on Rotherfield Road Monday-Friday 8.30am to 4pm before the closing date of the 15 January. When you drop the application in it needs to be accompanied by the original of your child's birth certificate and your current council tax certificate for proof of address. An application is not complete without all these documents in place by the closing date of 15 January.
Please ensure the the application is complete and all the information is legible before you submit.
To check your distance from All Saints Carshalton please use the London Borough of Sutton : Starting School Distance Checker
The closing date for applications is the 15 January.
Please note: admission to Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception of the main school. You will need to make a separate application which will be considered against the admission criteria in place at the time.
Information for Nursery Parents Admission Sept
Nursery and Reception Information Presentation 2022
Nursery Welcome 2022
The Road to School
Am I Ready for School? Parent Tips
Developing Language Skills Information
Nursery Check List
ParentPay Information Letter
Volunteer Helpers in School