Forehill PrimaryEarly Years Centre
We run two sessions each day – 8.40am – 11.50am and then 12.30pm – 3.40pm and have 40 children attending each session.
The children in the EYC are provided with a huge range of learning experiences which support the outcomes within Early Level of Curriculum for Excellence. More information about our curriculum can be found elsewhere on the website.
The Forehill EYC
All our staff are fully qualified and experienced in delivering high quality learning in a caring and nurturing setting. In the nursery, each child is assigned to a particular member of staff, who will take responsibility for the child’s progress, assessment and care, both in and out of the nursery.
The safety of the children in the nursery is of paramount importance. It is expected that a responsible adult brings and collects your child from nursery each day. It is important and indeed helpful to inform a member of staff if there is a change of person collecting your child. This avoids difficult situations arising when staff do not allow a child to leave with an adult the staff do not know. Safety measures have been taken to increase the security of the school. The nursery door will be supervised by a member of staff at the beginning and end of each session. To gain access outwith these times, the buzzer entry system must be used.
We would ask that children are collected promptly at the end of each session. To assist parents with this, we have flexible collection times available.
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The nursery door will be open from 8.40 am till 9.05 am. Children arriving after this time, should enter by the main entrance of the school. Children should be collected at 11.50 am. Please note, children who are not collected by this time should be collected via the school office.
The nursery door will be open from 12.30 pm – 12.40 p.m. Children arriving after this time, should enter by the main entrance of the school.
On the sign in sheet, parents should indicate when they intend to collect their children – this can be at 3.05 pm or 3.40 pm. This is to attempt to keep disruption to a minimum.
EARLY YEARS CENTRE
How Do You Apply for a Place in the Early Years Centre?
Parents/guardians of children who will be three years old by 28 February can apply for a nursery place. Registration normally takes place at Forehill in January. This date is generally intimated in the local press and in local amenities. Parents/guardians should make one application to the nursery of their choice. They will be asked to state a second choice.
The South Ayrshire Council admissions policy is adhered to when allocating nursery places. The policy is set out below:
- Priority 1
- Priority 2
- Priority 3
- Priority 4
- Priority 5
- Priority 6
- Priority 7
- Priority 8
- Priority 9
- Priority 10
- Priority 11
- Priority 12
“Children in need” (Referred by Social Work, Psychological Services, Health Visitors, etc). A Priority 1 placement must be initiated by a GIRFEC referral and meet the priority one criteria.
Children who are deferring entry to Primary School.
Children in their Pre-school year who reside in South Ayrshire.
Children in their pre-school year who reside outwith South Ayrshire but within the catchment of a South Ayrshire Primary school applying to a local authority nursery establishment.
Pre-school children who reside in South Ayrshire requesting a split placement with another nursery.
Pre-school children who reside outwith South Ayrshire but within the catchment of a South Ayrshire Primary School requesting a split placement between two South Ayrshire nursery establishments.
Ante pre-school children who reside in South Ayrshire whose siblings will be accessing nursery education within the same establishment.
Ante pre-school children who reside in South Ayrshire.
Ante pre-school children who reside outwith South Ayrshire but within the catchment of a South Ayrshire Primary School applying to a local authority nursery establishment.
Ante pre-school children who reside in South Ayrshire requesting a split placement with another nursery.
Children in their pre-school year who reside outwith the boundary of South Ayrshire applying to a local authority nursery school or class.
Children in their ante pre-school year who reside outwith the boundary of South Ayrshire applying to a local authority nursery school or class.