Parents Information

Our Sessions


We operate our school Monday – Thursday.

Our school day will run from 08.50am to 16.20pm and children will be able to attend day’s according to their funding allocation. For example, please see below.


Children Eligible for 15 hours funding:

Our days are 7.5 hours long, so children can attend two days per week. Additional hours can be requested and will be charged for, please contact us for further information.


Children eligible for 30 hours funding:

Children can attend all four days during the week to claim their 30 hours.

Due to small numbers at our school we are unable to offer half day sessions. However, we do understand should children need to be collected early during their settling in period.

We can also offer extended hours, which are chargeable separately. Please contact us for further information.


Extended Hours


We can offer extended hours, before and after school, which are chargeable separately. Please contact us for further information.


Term Dates


The Academy Nursery School will operate for 38 weeks per year and will endeavour to work in line with terms dates outlined by North Somerset.

Term Starts Term Ends
2nd September 2019 24th October 2019
4th November 2019 12th December 2019
6th January 2020 13th February 2020
24th February 2020 2nd April 2020
20th April 2020 21st May 2020
1st June 2020 20th July 2020




The Academy Nursery School will claim your child’s funding directly from the local authority to cover the cost of the provision.

Additionally, parents will be asked to pay a contribution to cover the cost of the additional services we provide. This includes snacks, consumable items and specialist classes that your child will attend as part of the curriculum.

Fees will be charge on a termly basis, in advance and there will be six terms per academic year. We will allow payments to be made monthly however this will incur an additional administration charge.

For all information on fee structure please do not hesitate in contacting The Academy Nursery School Team.


Meals and Snacks


Each child will be given a morning and afternoon snack which will be provided by The Academy Nursery School. During lunch times, children and staff will eat together – parents can either supply healthy and nutritious packed lunches each day or food can be ordered in advance from Café Cairns, which is within our building. Payment for this will be arranged directly with the café.




Children at The Academy Nursery School will be encouraged to wear a simple uniform to promote a sense of identity and belonging. Further details can be obtained directly from your teacher.


Application Process


To apply for a place at The Academy Nursery School you will need to complete the registration form and terms and conditions. Once completed please return all documents to us along with the registration fee.

We will process your application and will confirm your place as soon as possible.

A deposit of one terms fee will be payable upon confirmation of place and your place will not be guaranteed until this payment has been received and cleared.

We accept children from the age of 3 years. Children can attend and receive funding the term after their third birthday however we will accept children the term before their third birthday should we have space and ratios permit. This would be chargeable to parents until the child is eligible for funding.