Week beginning 16th September - Monday: 1.30pm Stay&Play, Running Club - Tuesday: Afterschool Clubs - Wednesday: Swimming Elite Swimming Club, Swimming Reception Y1&2, Stay&Play - Thursday: Swimming Y3-6, Netball & Football Matches V Waverley Abbey - Friday: Gymnastics Club, 9am Y6 Assembly, Tag Rugby Club
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Applying to Preschool & Nursery


Download an application form for Preschool or Nursery and return to the school office.

Alternatively call into the office and speak to Mrs Taylor. 


Find out more about Free Childcare  and How to Apply for 30 Hours Funding

Starting Preschool or Nursery

Your child is embarking on the first stage of their journey at Ash Grange and we will work in partnership with you to make it a happy and exciting one, meeting your child’s personal and developmental needs. Families are very important to us and we welcome all members of your family to our events and activities. We value and respect the crucial role you play in your child’s learning. We create an induction programme to enable your child to settle in well and be happy to stay and learn. 

Your child’s key worker will come to your home for a visit to see your child in their familiar surroundings. At this visit we will inform you when your child will be starting. There are different options available ,depending on a child’s needs. These may include :

  • Parent & Child 1 hour visits.
  • Child short stay visits.


Each child has unique needs and in partnership with parents and key worker, an appropriate set of visits will be agreed.

During the settling in period we encourage the children to play and explore their surroundings, meeting the other children and interact with the team. These sessions allow the child to become familiar with our setting and routines. This opportunity will also allow your child's key worker time to chat with you and your child so that key information can be shared. The key person system is where each member of our team is responsible for a small number of children throughout their time in preschool.



This key person takes responsibility for observing, assessing and recording each child’s development which is regularly shared and  discussed with you. Many of our key workers have been with us for several years and all are skilled Early Years practitioners. Having a key person helps your child settle in, and gives you confidence that a consistent person really knows and understands your child. 


If you have any questions or would like further information please do Contact Us.

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