A Very Warm Welcome to our Nursery Information Page
St Katherine's Nursery is the only nursery within a school in Snodland and the nearby area. Our nursery provision is planned and delivered by a qualified level 6 nursery manager, supported by a team of experienced and qualified (level 3 or above) early years practitioners. The foundation stage - nursery and reception classes are overseen by our Deputy Head Teacher.
Our aim is to provide a nuturing and caring environment that delivers a high quailty provision based on knowledge and expertise. We believe every child deserves the best possible start to their learning journey.
We have a very large purpose built nursery where children are able to move around freely selecting the resources they would like to use. We have a large outdoor area which the children love using throughout the year. We also have the benefit of being able to use the facilities in the main school.
30 Hours Free Early Education & Extended Day.
Last year the Government has extended the free early learning and childcare entitlement for eligible 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours to 30 hours a week.
The additional 15 hours will be available only to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and where each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage, and earns less than £100,000 per year.
Each child will be funded to a maximum of 15 universal hours per week, with the additional 15 hours offered as a funded or paid place, depending on the 30 hours eligibility criteria. Places will be allocated on availability at the time of application.
In addition, the schools is a registered FF2 (Free for Two Year Olds) provider and as such are able to take children from the moment they turn 3 years of age. The funding for 3&4 Year olds starts in the first term following the child's 3rd birthday, however, as an FF2 provider, we are able to take a child the moment they turn 3, as an FF2 funded place (subject to eligibility) or a paid place. For more information, please speak to the school.
At St Katherine’s Nursery the Free Early Education (FEE) hours are offered in the following formats
|Breakfast care - 7.30am to 8.45am||Charge of £5 (includes breakfast)|
|Morning Session - 8.45am to 11.45am||3 hours FREE|
|Extended Morning Session 8.45am- 12.30pm||3 hours FREE and a charge of £3|
|Afternoon Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm||3 hours FREE|
|Extended Afternoon Session - 11.45am to 3.30pm||3 hours FREE and a charge of £3|
|Full School Day - 8.45am to 3.30pm||
6 hours FREE and a charge of £3
3 hours FREE and a charge of £21
|After School Care - 3.30pm to 6pm||Charge of £9 (includes snacks)|
|Full Extended Day 7.30am to 6pm||
6 hours FREE and a charge of £16
3 hours FREE and a charge of £34