Welcome to Sir James Knott Nursery School

The Nursery by the Sea 

Ofsted

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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".


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

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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 Teacher and Teaching Assistants 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, Seesaw 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 learning which outlines the key trips and events throughout the year  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. Miss Lisle and Mrs Scott 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.

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



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About Our School

About Us

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Headteacher, Teacher and Teaching Assistants at Sir James Knott Nursery School are united in their belief that all children will be provided with;

  • A happy, safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment in which children can be exposed to the awe and wonder of play, which will support all children on their lifelong journey.
  • A broad, balanced, relevant and creative curriculum that will set in place firm foundations for future learning and development in First and Primary Schools and beyond and enable choice and decision making, fostering independence and self-confidence. 
  • Valuing what each child can do, assessing their individual needs and helping each child to progress.
  • Excellent relationships with parents and carers to build strong partnership in supporting their children. 
  • A caring and inclusive learning environment which is sensitive to the requirements of the individual child including those who have additional needs.
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For further information regarding our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and our Nursery Hub and 30 Hours Wraparound Provision Model, please refer to the Curriculum tab at the top right hand corner of the home page.

What We Offer

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

  • Offer 2, 3 and 4 year old education provision
  • Offer holiday club
  • Offer Teacher led Nursery Hub Provision 
  • Operate 7.30am-6pm to meet families 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 of age

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 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

SENDCO - 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 available to all parents 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 EHCP assessment
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Transport
  • Preparing to be an adult
  • Leisure
  • Information, advice and support

 https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/1243/local-offer-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send


 

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

Mrs Edgar or Mr Croft.

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School Equality Scheme

Our Equality Scheme; Promoting Equality and Community Cohesion

Sir James Knott Nursery School is committed to ensuring equality of education as well as equality of opportunity to achieve the highest standards for all children, staff, parents and carers receiving services from us. We do this by:


* Offering a broad and balanced curriculum

* Taking account of children's varied life experiences and needs

* Having high expectations for all children


The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter. We have an equality policy to ensure that at Sir James Knott Nursery School we promote the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or socio-economic background.


We aim to develop a culture of community cohesion, inclusion and diversity, in which all those connected to use feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in nursery school life.


The achievement of pupils will be will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support children, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching and learning takes place. We will tackle discrimination by:


* The positive promotion of equality, challenging stereotypes and harassment

* Creating an environment which champions respect for all


We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. 


We follow thhe Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability where two core duties apply to our early years settting:


* Not to treat a child or adult with a disability "less favourably"

* To make "reasonable adjustments" for children and adults with a disability


Our Single Equality and Diversity Scheme and Equality Accessibility Action Plan are currently being reviewed by our Governing Body. These will be uploaded to the school website in Autumn Term 2 2019.

  

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.


For  further information on how the allocated funds were spent over the  last academic year, please refer to the Early Years Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2018-19 in Important Documents Section.



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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