Early Years Provision at Strathmore

Hitchin Partnership Nursery Admissions Information

Although the deadline for Nursery 2019 applications has now passed we will still accept ‘late’ applications. In order to submit a late application you will need to complete the Nursery 2019 Continued interest application form (below) and submit this to us no later than Friday 3rd May 2019.

NURSERY 2019 Continued Interest application form

Core Offer

For the year from September 2019 to July 2020, Strathmore Infant and Nursery School will offer the 15 hours FREE Nursery education, between 08:45 and 11:45 Monday to Friday, term-time only. There are 40 places available. This is open to children whose fourth birthday falls between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.


Additional Care Sessions

Additionally, we are able to offer a Nursery Lunch Club, between 11:45 and 12:45 on days when the Nursery is open. This is a chargeable provision, and for the academic year 2019/20 the cost for this is £4.50 per session. Children should bring a packed lunch from home, or a school meal may be purchased at an extra cost of £2.30 each. All sessions and meals have to be ordered in advance – please note that Nursery aged children are not eligible for Free School Meals.


Breakfast Club is now offered to children in the Nursery. This is a chargeable provision, open from 08:00 to the start of the Nursery session. Cost per day is £4.50, which includes breakfast and supervised transfer to the Nursery class.


Strathmore Pre-School is a separate setting, run on the school site. The Pre-School is able to offer a limited number of places for afternoon care – please contact the Pre-School Leader, Diane Grazette, for details of availability and funding: 07953 742755.


Nursery Class Admissions

Up to 40 children are admitted in September each year. Subject to place availability, casual admissions occur throughout the year for families who have moved into the area. For the school year 2019-20, please enquire directly to the school regarding availability.  Applications for school year 2020-21 will be open in the spring term 2020, via the school website.  Places are allocated in accordance with Hertfordshire County Council’s admissions criteria.


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