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Sibford School Early Years

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Sibford School Early Years provides Nursery and Reception classes for three to five year olds and is situated in its own distinctive area of Sibford School's 50-acre campus in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. It offers an extensive, innovative and diverse education where pupils are encouraged…

Sibford School Early Years provides Nursery and Reception classes for three to five year olds and is situated in its own distinctive area of Sibford School's 50-acre campus in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. It offers an extensive, innovative and diverse education where pupils are encouraged to 'live adventurously'.

Early Years pupils therefore have unrivalled facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, forest school, outdoor play area and climbing wall.

Nursery Class 

To enter Nursery, children must have reached the age of three by 31st August prior to the start of the academic year in which they will become four.

Our Nursery classes for three and four year olds provide a perfect entry into school life. To enter Nursery, children must have reached the age of three by 31st August prior to the start of the academic year in which they will become four.

Children starting in September at the age of three will ini ally be o ered Morning or A ernoon sessions, but they can increase their sessions as the year goes on.

Reception Class

Children move from Nursery to Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. Children can also join Sibford School coming straight into Reception Class.

Sibford School offers a flexible approach to starting in Reception class.  Children can attend on a part-time basis up until the term after their 5th birthday if parent's wish. However, we do encourage that all children attend school every morning.

Entry Process

Entry process for EYFS is flexible and can be built around the needs of the family. Children applying for a place in Nursery or Reception are invited to attend a short taster session/s to ensure that we are able to meet their needs. Children can join nursery from the September after they turn 3. They can undertake tasters during the preceding summer term but, if they have not yet turned 3, a parent/carer would need to accompany the child at these sessions. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elspeth Dyer
Contact Position
Admissions
Telephone
01295 781203
01295 781200
E-mail
admissions@sibfordschool.co.uk
Website
www.sibfordschool.co.uk
Notes

Free Stay and Play sessions

We invite parents with children aged 3 - 5 to come and join us for a free stay and play session to learn more about the Early Years offering at Sibford School.

  • Forest School. Friday 10 May. 10.30am - 11.45am.
    Led by one of our forest school trained staff, this in an opporunity for your child to explore and take risks.
  • Woodwork. Friday 24 May. 10.30am - 11.45am.
    Children will be shown how to use saws and nails safely and use these skills to create something to take home. It will give your child the opportunity to think creatively and develop problem solving skills.
  • Treasure Hunt. Friday 21 June. 10.30am - 11.45am.
    Starting in the traditional Iron Age round house, follow clues to take you on an adventure around our school grounds. Your adventure will take you to our willow maze, forest school, apple orchard and willow tunnels. 

Booking is essential for the stay an play sessions as places are limited. To book, call Elspeth Dyer on 01295 781 203.

Parent Organisation
Sibford School (3 - 18 day and boarding)

Where to go

Name
Sibford School
Address
Sibford Ferris
Banbury
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX15 5QL
Notes

Facilities include 

  • Ample onsite parking
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Forest School
  • Outdoor learning area
  • Sports Fields
  • Climbing Wall

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20 Per session
£3.00 Breakfast Club
£5.00 After school per session
£10.50 Lunch
Details

Nursery sessions are charged at a rate of £20 per session.
Morning Sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am and Afternoon Sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Please note: Three and four-year-olds are eligible to a number of free hours per week under the Nursery Education Funding Scheme. We offer up to a maximum of 15 free entitlement hours. These hours (eligible at the NEFC rate), will be deducted from your termly school fee and shown on your invoice together with the balance outstanding. Sibford School accepts Childcare Vouchers.

Children attending nursery sessions are welcome to join our early morning and after school sessions at no extra charge:

  • Early Morning: 8.00am to 8.45am
  • After School: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Where children are attending on a part- me basis, all sessions will need to be booked termly in advance and will be subject to availability.

Additional care for Nursery pupils can be provided as follows:

  • Lunch (including meal): 11.45am to 1.30pm (£10.50)
  • After School: Tea is available on request and booking at a charge of £5.

Availability

Age Ranges
3 - 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
Children

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Accessible parking available.Wheelchair access to ground floor via ramp and some but not all outside area - bark chipped adventure playground.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Dyslexia
Details
Provider is interested in developing the care for children with specific requirements/disabled children.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding
No

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
No

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
No
30 hour summary
Please note Sibford School Early Years does not offer extended 30 Hours funding
Other - please specify
Please note Sibford School Early Years does not offer extended 30 Hours funding

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times


Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Every day 8.45am 11.45am
Every day 1.30pm 4.30pm

Other Availabilty
Children a ending nursery sessions are welcome to join our early morning and after school sessions at no extra charge.
- Early Morning: 8.00am to 8.45am
- After School: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Facilities
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Computer
Cooking
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Garden
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Slide
Swimming Pool
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Indep

Last checked on 09/04/2019

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