Burgess hill Girls Nursery - Admissions

Nursery Admissions

Boys & Girls Nursery

Prospective parents are invited to visit our Nursery during Open Days at Burgess Hill Girls. However, appointments to visit may also be arranged on an individual basis. Entry into the Nursery is by parent consultation with the Nursery Manager.

Places are available for both boys and girls over the age of 2½ years. Girls may progress through into our Reception class at Burgess Hill Girls the September after their fourth birthday. If you have a son we are also happy to provide advice on the next stage of their education.

Nursery Registration

After your consultation with the Nursery Manager, in order to have your child’s name added to the provisional admissions list, you will be asked to complete and return a Nursery Registration Form together with a non-refundable registration fee of £75* (£225* if you also wish to register an application for main school). An offer of a place may be made at this time, but it is usual for us to delay making any offer until nearer the request entry date.

Acceptance of Place

Once an offer of a place has been made, we ask you to complete an acceptance form and return it to us via post or email – together with a deposit of £200, refundable against the final terms fee.

Sessions

We recommend that children attend at least 2 sessions initially when they join us into the Hedgehogs class, and they are encouraged to attend a minimum of 3 sessions when they move up to the Badgers or Squirrels class. This enables them to take full advantage of all that we offer and ensures they benefit fully from our outstanding provision of Early Years education.

Nursery at Burgess Hill Girls

Place allocation

We take the following factors into consideration when allocating places:

  • Children whose parents have committed to their daughter going through to Burgess Hill Girls.
  • Children who have siblings in Burgess Hill Girls.
  • Children requiring full days, 8am–6pm, or school days, 8.30am–3.50pm, 51 weeks a year.
  • Children requiring full days, 8am–6pm, or school days, 8.30am–3.50pm, term-time only.
  • Children requiring half day sessions (no free entitlement hours).
  • Children requiring half day sessions as free entitlement only sessions.

NB: Half day sessions run as 8am–1pm or 1pm–6pm.

*does not apply for children accessing free entitlement only sessions.

The higher priority up this list your child is, the more likely it will be that we can meet your requests for sessions. Conversely those with lower priority may be less likely to have their exact requests accommodated when there is a high demand for places.

Visit Us

To arrange an appointment to view our nursery, please call 01444 237 008 or email the Nursery Manager.