Welcome to Sir James Knott Nursery School

The Nursery by the Sea

Ofsted

We were last inspected on 1st March 2017. We were informed that the school continues to be good.

To access a copy of our short inspection report, please click on the document below

https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/2669409

"Among your many successes are the changes you have made to curriculum provision. Your fundamental principle is that all planning will be drawn from children's interests. All staff must get to know the children well and must demonstrate how they use children's interests to teach knowledge, skills and understanding. This leads to very strong and trusting relationships and highly engaged children. It is welcomed by parents who commented on how much they value the time taken by staff to get to know their children".


School messages

Welcome to SJK

The setting by the sea

We offer 2 year old, nursery and wraparound provision for children aged 2-4 years old

 ​​Historically we have seen huge numbers leave here for their primary education with Kings Priory First School.  The school houses 420 pupils aged between 4 and 9 with three mixed ability classes per year group. We have developed strong links with the primary school at Kings Priory, but children begin their education at a variety of Primary Schools and this Nursery is not an automatic feeder setting. 

Early Years Foundation Stage

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For children in early years education, the EYFS outlines what staff will do to support your child. 


The EYFS asserts that children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, creative and being asked questions to help their thinking.

We will keep you regularly updated with your child's progress throughout the year.

"At Sir James Knott we promote independence in all children"

Parent page

Whats happening in nursery?

PARENTS ARE A CHILD'S FIRST EDUCATOR

As your childs' first and most enduring educator, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

PARTNER WITH US

We invite you to work with our teachers to help your child get all they can out of their growing years. We will give every parent access to their child's home school link, Tapestry so that they may share home experiences with school and school experiences with home.


 

School uniform ordering link
http://studentuniform.co.uk/sjkns131


Parent calendar of events is available in important documents

30 hour offer/wraparound

Wraparound care available 48 weeks of the year

 30 hours/Wraparound...

Our children's little bit of home from home.  In wraparound our children cook, bake, plant and go out into our community for walks. Mrs Robinson and Miss Horsborough ensure that children's interests are met as well as linking the learning in with focus in the classroom.


 

Wraparound charges

Hourly rate         £6.00

Half-hourly rate  £3.00  (typically used for breakfast and late tea)

Opening times

7.30am-6pm            Monday to Friday

Holiday Club

9am-4pm            Monday to Friday

(Changeable depending on parent need - assessed during September admission)

The 30 hour offer is now available within our nursery setting.  Our children can access an extra 15 hours outside of their nursery times between 8.30-3.30 Monday to Friday.  Parents will need to ascertain eligibility by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.



2 year offer

Our staff and governors are passionate about the experiences we can offer here at SJK

our 2 year old room is going from strength to strength and is a great way for your little ones to meet new friends and socialise before starting nursery.


We have availability for funded and enterprise families.

Friends of Sir James Knott

Our FOSJK room is open to the community for hire and for attending classes and stay and play.


 

Come and join our wonderful Friends of Sir James Knott group.

Our Friends support with reading in class, visits outside of school and with all our fundraising.

If you would be interested please contact Nicki Battensby, School Office Manager, 0191 2005438


 Our community room is available to hire for groups and workshops.  Should you be interested in hiring please contact Nicki Battensby on the school office on 01912005438 or nicola.battensby@northtyneside.gov.uk 



Our 2 year old room

Come along and see what we can offer your little one

Our 2 year old room offers up to 15 hours of education and care in a room designed around the interests of 2 year olds.

 

2 year old offer

  • The 2 year old offer offers 15 hours of free nursery for children aged 2 and over.
  • Parents are requried to meet certain criteria
  • Contact the nursery for further information

Enterprise places in 2 year old room

  • These places are for parents who do not qualify for free 15 hours
  • Children can attend 3-15 hours per week
  • Charged at £22.00 per session



About Our School

About us

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Headteacher, Teachers and support staff at Sir James Knott Nursery School are united in their belief that all children:

  • Have the power to learn
  • Are curious & creative
  • Can succeed
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No two children have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

What we offer

 

At Sir James Knott Nursery School we.....

  • Offer 2, 3 and 4 year old education provision
  • Offer holiday club
  • Offer teacher led classrooms
  • Operate 8am-6pm to meet familys needs
  • Offer bespoke learning following the children's interests
  • 30 hour offer available

 Graded GOOD by Ofsted in March 2017

We take children from 2 years old!

 Our 2 year old room offers up to 15 hours of education and care in a room designed around the interests of 2 year olds

 

2 year old offer

  • The 2 year old offer offers 15 hours of free nursery for children aged 2 and over.
  • Parents are requried to meet certain criteria
  • Contact the nursery for further information

  

Enterprise places in 2 year old room

  • These places are for parents who do not qualify for free 15 hours
  • Children can attend 3-15 hours per week
  • Charged at £22.00 per session

   


SEND

SENCO - Mrs Edgar

 ​Welcome to our SEND page. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which Sir James Knott Nursery School is able to support SEND pupils to reach their full potential. All Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Nursery Schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about their SEND offer. This information is published and made availale to all parens and updated on an annual basis. 

 

Local Authority Offer

The following website link to North Tynesides Local Offer website ensures parents have information on the following;

  • Early Years
  • Education
  • Get an EHC needs assessment
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Transport
  • Preparing to be an adult
  • Leisure
  • Information, advice and support

 http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/590/local-offer 


 

If you have SEND queries please do not hesitate to contact school and ask for 

Mrs Edgar or Mr Croft.

Early Years Pupil Premium

 

Early Years Pupil Premium

Since April 2015, nurseries, schools, child minders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.
We can use the additional funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for an eligible child. This could include additional training for our staff, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware, if you have older children, that pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children who are entitled to this funding.
Sir James Knott will receive up to £302.10 per year for each eligible child. The EYPP premium provides an extra 53p per hour for 3 and 4 year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or children who have been in care or adopted from care.
If your child is eligible, the EYPP will provide the nursery with additional funding to enhance the opportunities, experiences and support offered to your child.

Is my child eligible for this funding?

Your child may be eligible of you are in receipt of any of these benefits;

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

We are also able to receive the additional funding if your child;

  • Has been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care through special guardianship
  • Is subject to a child arrangement order

When is my child eligible for EYPP?
Your child will be eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday (the same as when they can get the 3 and 4 year old free early education).

What if my child goes to more than one setting?
The setting (preschool, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours the child is with them. If your child goes to a maintained nursery the nursery will receive all of this funding.

How to apply?
As part of our admissions arrangements, parents will be informed about EYPP and a form will be included in your child’s admissions pack. Please come and speak to us and we will be able to help and find out if you are eligible for any funding.

What if I don’t apply?
Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don’t apply, the nursery school will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

When is my child eligible for EYPP?
Your child will be eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday (the same as when they can get the 3 and 4 year old free early education).

What if my child goes to more than one setting?
The setting (preschool, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours the child is with them. If your child goes to a maintained nursery the nursery will receive all of this funding.

How to apply?
Talk to your childcare provider and they will be able to help and find out if you are eligible for the funding.

What if I don't apply?
Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don't apply, your provider will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet come along and see us.....

We love our families to come and visit us, just give us a call to let us know and we would love to show you around.

 

​Disabled access is available at both the main office and community entrance to school.  All school drop off and pick up routes are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. 

Should you require any assistance please contact the school office in advance of your visit and this will be arranged for you.

There is a disabled parking bay to the front of the school in the main car park.

Sir James Knott Nursery School

River View, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30 4AG, United Kingdom

0191 200 5438

Hours

Open today

07:30 – 18:00