All families interested in joining Leweston Nursery are encouraged to visit the school to meet the Head of Prep to discuss their child’s needs, have a tour of the nursery and grounds and meet the children and staff.
Visits can be arranged through the School’s Admissions team by emailing [email protected].dorset.sch.uk. They can answer any questions you may have and arrange a convenient time for you to visit.
Leweston is a popular Nursery and some of the sessions and contract options are subject to waiting lists. The Admissions Team will talk you through this when you call.
Registration is the first step of the admissions process and it secures a place for your child. To register parents complete a Registration Form and pay a non-refundable fee of £75. It is particularly important for those sessions and contracts that are on waiting list.
Children joining the Nursery have three settling-in sessions – the first one is an hour long and you stay with them, then they have a 2 hour session without family and then a 3 hour session, again without family. All settling sessions are free. At each one your child will be greeted by the Nursery staff and follow the Nursery timetable. The staff will keep a close eye on them and will give you feedback at the end of the session as to how they have got on. A place is offered following your child’s settling in session in the Nursery.
OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE
If a place is available and the settling-in sessions have gone well a formal offer is made. To accept the offer we ask you to pay a deposit and sign the parent contract which guarantees the place. A New Pupil Pack will then be sent to you and a start date is agreed. New starters are asked to join at either the start of term or half term to ensure a smooth transition.