Grange Nursery Prospective Parents
Grange First School offer 15 hours of free nursery provision to children who are aged 3 on or before 31st August 2024. The hours are offered as either option 1 or option 2. We also offer option 3* (full time) for 30 hours per week.
Monday 9.00am - 3pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 3pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00
Wednesday 12.00 – 3.00pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 3.00pm
Friday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Option 3 - 30 hours per week
Option1 or 2: in applying for and accepting a nursery place at Grange First School you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 hours with Grange First School. Any additional hours taken as part of the free entitlement should be taken with another provider.
*Option 3: For those parents eligible for the 30-hour code: In applying for and accepting a nursery place at Grange First School for 30 hours, you are entering an agreement to use your initial 15 free hours and the additional 15 funded hours with Grange First School.
You also agree to confirm your 30-hour code by the deadline requested by Newcastle City Council or you may either lose your child’s additional 15-hour place to be charged the cost of the nursery place.
Nursery children are asked to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home or pay for a school meal.
Nursery deadline dates for 2024
Closing date: Friday 15th March 2024
Offers emailed out: Friday 22nd March 2024
Deadline to accept: Friday 19th April 2024
These dates are confirmed by all school in the Gosforth Trust. The 2024-2025 Nursery application form must be used and returned directly to the school.
Your child’s birth certificate and proof of your home address must be shown with the application form.
Thank you for your interest in the Grange Nursery. We are very proud of our happy, busy and successful Nursery and believe it helps to create the very best start to school life for your child. We would be delighted to show you around Nursery and to discuss what we can offer you and your child.
These visits are for children starting Nursery in September 2024.
Thursday 18th January 5pm
Friday 26th January 4pm
Monday 5th February 5pm
Tuesday 27th February 5pm
These visits are in high demand, we ask that you please inform us, as soon as possible, if you are unable to attend, so you place can be reallocated to someone who is able to attend.
If you would like to book a visit on one of the above dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you are able to join us, your contact number and the number of spaces you require. The school admin team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm if you have a place and on which date. Alternatively, you could ring the school office on 0191 285954.
In the meantime, we hope the information video on our website gives you an insight into life at Grange.
This is what our parents say about Grange Nursery:
“We placed our daughter in Grange after visiting other local school nurseries; Grange really stood out amongst them as being inclusive, warm, encouraging and committed to learning even at nursery stage”
“I have never met such a caring and passionate group of teachers that understand each child’s needs and inject fun into to these early years of learning, they are nothing short of brilliant at what they do.”
“As a parent, all you want is for your child to be happy in their setting. The foundation stage is such an important stage in preparing your child for school, learning and future successes. I know when my child leaves nursery, it will be a very sad day but he has had the best start possible. Just ask the staff I work with, I am constantly raving about Grange nursery!”
“I simply hadn't appreciated the wonderful job the Nursery do in preparing the children for joining Reception! They have a brilliant balance between ensuring the children feel safe and looked after and also focusing on their independence and building on skills they need to be able to move into "big school".
“The variety of activities and learning approaches used are amazing and the work the staff put in to creating materials and activities is tireless! I feel they tailor the approach to the individual child and help them discover how they like to learn.”