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Low Hall Nursery School

Nursery School

Low Hall Nursery School is a recently refurbished community school, funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. We offer joyful pre-school education and childcare to children aged 2, 3 and 4, with highly-qualified staff - 2 qualified teachers, and Early Years Practitioners, many of whom have NVQ Level 3.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Currie / Nalinee Sabaroche
Contact Position
Head Teacher/Senior Teacher & SENDCo
Telephone
020 8520 1689
E-mail
school@lowhall.waltham.sch.uk
Website
www.fans.waltham.sch.uk
Notes

Low Hall Nursery School is a community school, funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. We offer child-centred, teacher-led joyful pre-school education and childcare to children aged 2, 3 and 4, with highly-qualified staff - 3 qualified teachers, and Early Years Practitioners, many of whom who have at least NVQ Level 3.

We admit some children the term after they are 2, but most the term after they are 3 years old. Apply online: www.fans.waltham.sch.uk/Join our schools

To find out more about us, please come to our Visiting Day. These are held on most Tuesdays in term-time, 9.30am–11am and 1pm–2.30pm. These sessions can get full quickly so we recommend that you arrive early. Coming to Visiting Day will help you and your child become familiar with the nursery staff, building, garden and routine.

2 year olds
Some families may be able to access 15 hours of free early education (FEEE) over a maximum of 38 weeks (15 x 38 = 570 hrs per year), which we provide as term-time only. We may also be able to offer such places on a paid-for basis from time to time.

The Government decides if a family is entitled to the 15 hrs FEEE for 2 year olds. To find out if you are eligible, go to www.walthamforest.gov.uk/eychecker. To apply you will need your date of birth, your child’s date of birth and either your National Insurance (NI) number or your National Asylum Support Service (NASS) number. Answer the questions and follow the links. If you are eligible the website will tell you your Unique Reference Number (URN).

3 and 4 year olds and the 15 hours FEEE
From 1 January, 1 April or 1 September after their third birthday, a child is entitled to at least 15 hours per week of Free Early Education (FEEE), over a maximum of 38 weeks (15 x 38 = 570 hrs per year).

3 and 4 year olds and the 30 Hours FEEE
Some families may be able to access 30 hours of free early education (FEEE) over a maximum of 38 weeks (30 x 38 = 1140 hrs per year), also 1 January, 1 April or 1 September after the child’s third birthday.

The Government decides if a family is entitled to this 30 hrs FEEE. To find out if you are eligible, go to the childcare section of the government website at https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare. To apply you will need to register and set up a Childcare Account, which you can do by following the links.

3 and 4 year olds and wraparound hours
We offer additional hours to the FEEE for 3 and 4 year olds, at a rate of £6.50 per hour, either term-time or 48 weeks a year.

Holiday playscheme
Our popular holiday play scheme takes place at Church Hill Nursery School, and is also open to children age 3 to 9 from the local area. You can download the booking form from our website.

Teatime club and after school pick up
Our Tea Time Club operates daily from 3.45pm until 6pm during term time for nursery children. Staff also pick up children aged 4 to 8 years from Barncroft Primary School. A snack tea and activities are provided.

Federation
Low Hall is part of a federation with Church Hill Nursery School called the Forest Alliance of Nursery Schools (FANS). We work together, retaining our separate and unique identities and pooling our wide-ranging knowledge, skills and experiences of high-quality early years education.

Where to go

Name
Low Hall Nursery School
Address
Low Hall Lane
Walthamstow
London
Postcode
E17 8BE
Notes

Low Hall is a purpose-built nursery school with a large outdoor area and exciting nature garden, 7 minutes' walk from St James Street Station. Our garden and our indoor spaces have all recently been refurbished, with lots of new toys and play equipment.

Other Information

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.50 Per hour
6.00 Breakfast Club per day
Details
We charge £6.50 for term-time hours of education and care in addition to the FEEE. Please call us on 020 8520 1689 or go to www.fans.waltham.sch.uk to find out about our Teatime Club and Playscheme prices.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Some internal doors are not wheelchair accessible, however the main nursery and garden are.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
ADHD
Speech
Social development impairment
Visual impairment
Asthma
Aspergers
Speech Delay
Serious allergy
Renal failure
Sickle cell
Severe dietary needs
Deaf
Challenging Behaviour
Diabetics
Diabetes
Behaviour problems
Autism spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Blind
Global Delay
Ezcema
Hearing Difficulties
Global Syndrome
Downs syndrome
Diabetics33
Epilepsy
Emotional needs
Muscular Atrophy
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Muscular Dystrophy
Language impairment
Heart Condition
Learning difficulties
Details
We are fully inclusive, and offer a very wide range of support as well as links to other services. We have lots of experience of welcoming a wide variety of needs, and also of learning how to welcome needs we have not met before. Please see our Local Offer for more information, and contact us if you would like to talk.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Has future vacancies
Yes
Contact provider for vacancy
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 8am 9am
Monday to Friday 9am 12 noon
Monday to Friday 12.45pm 3.45pm
Monday to Friday 3.45pm 6pm
Monday to Friday 8am 6pm
Monday to Friday 8am 4pm
Facilities
Outdoor Playspace
Visits and Outings
Outdoor Play Area
TVDVD
Quiet Area
Cooked Food
Books
Sensory Room
Garden
Toys
Songs & Rhymes
Dressing up box

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Barn Croft Primary School
Details
Children from Barncroft Primary School can come to our After School Club. They come to Low Hall by 'walking bus', guided by Nursery Staff.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Report
View the latest Ofsted inspection grade and report
Inspection Grade
Good

Local Offer

Description

Low Hall is fully inclusive. We welcome children with special educational needs and disabilities. Please see our Local Offer for full details.

Contact Name
Nalinee Sabaroche, SENDCo
Contact Telephone
020 8520 1689
Contact Email
school@lowhall.waltham.sch.uk
Links
Low Hall Local Offer
Apply for a place
Playscheme form
SEN Provision Type
Targeted
Universal
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