King’s Lynn Nursery School is a term time only Nursery School located in St James Park off London Road. We are open from 8.30 – 3.30, and offer sessional and full day early education for 2 – 4 year olds.
We are federated with Highgate Infant School as a ‘Federation’ of the two schools – known as Highgate St James.
The Governing Bodies stress that Federation is considered the best way to secure the future of both schools – it is not a bid to merge or amalgamate the schools and each school will continue to maintain their individual identities as they have previously. Current admission arrangements for both schools will remain in place. However, this does not guarantee King’s Lynn Nursery School children a place at Highgate Infant School.
Federation, in itself, will not dictate any change in the schools’ current staffing teams. Federation will allow employment of specialists as appropriate.
The Nursery School
The session times we offer are;
8.30 am – 11.30 am
12.30 pm – 3.30 pm
We also have two full day options;
8.30am -3.30 pm
9.00am -3.00 pm
We also offer a lunch club which is 11.30 am-12.30 pm. Children will need to have a healthy packed lunch. Our lunch club letter can be found here
Fees & Funded Hours
The current hourly fee for our Caterpillar Room (2 year olds) is £4.50.
The current hourly fee for our Butterfly Room (3 year olds) is £4.00.
When you can start claiming
The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||The beginning of term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||The beginning of term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||The beginning of term on or after 1 January|
Example; Your child was born on 15 February 2013. You can get free childcare when the next term starts after 1 April 2016.
Eligibility for 2-year-olds
Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you get one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit
- tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order