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    Brennand Road
    Oldbury, B68 0SH
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Brandhall Primary School

Brandhall Nursery

A caring and stimulating nursery for 3-4 year olds

We offer an excellent education, a welcoming environment and flexibility for all our parents.

Our Early Years provision was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and our most recent Ofsted report from April 2024 can be viewed on the General Information Page.

Our Nursery staff are listed on our Meet our Staff page.

Useful Links:

Application Covering Letter

3-4 Year Old Nursery Application

Nursery Information

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Sandwell Family Information Service

What we can offer at Brandhall Nursery:

Brandhall Nursery offers a great early years provision for children of 3 to 4 years before they start Reception class. We provide a safe and stimulating environment in which all children are encouraged and supported to explore and learn.

We believe that young children learn most effectively through play and active learning and we provide the ideal environment to enable them to do this both indoors and outdoors. We have a vast outdoor space and children have the opportunity to take part in forest school sessions for a term of the academic year.
We also offer educational experiences which develop their confidence, independence and competence. 
The staff provide a broad, stimulating and balanced curriculum which covers the seven areas of learning, in both play based and teacher led experiences. Staff talk to the children about what they are learning and help to challenge and extend their thinking, developing new skills. With parental permission, our school dog Lolley, takes part in reading sessions within our nursery setting and this has proven to be a real with the children!

We would like to inform parents that at Brandhall Nursery we do not have capacity within staffing ratios to facilitate nappy changing on a regular basis, unless in the instance of a diagnosed medical or developmental condition and it is an expectation for children to be toilet trained during the daytime when starting at our nursery. We do understand that accidents may happen during time in nursery and ask that spare clothes and underwear are provided in a school bag to kept on your child's peg. Placements can be deferred until your child has been toilet trained, if you wish to do so.

We have an on-site catering team and parents can opt for a hot lunch for their child, chargeable at £2.20 per day or can provide a packed lunch. We are able to cater for all dietary needs- take a look at our school menu to see what kinds of meals we have on offer.

Please complete the enquiry form under the 'Nursery' menu on the homepage if you are interested in a place, would like some more information or would like to book a visit to our setting. You can also contact our Early Years Administrator, Leah, via email at leah.truslove@brandhall.sandwell.sch.uk or by calling the school office on 0121 422 5336.

We hope to see you soon!

Our Provision:

Here at Brandhall Nursery, we offer funded and fee paying places for 3-4 year olds, starting from the term after their 3rd birthday. Our provision is flexible in offering places that can be accessed with funded hours only, with no extra charges applicable:

-Monday 9am-3pm, Tuesday 9am-3pm and Wednesday 9am-12pm (15 funded hours per week)

-Wednesday 12:15-3:15pm, Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-3pm (15 funded hours per week)

-Monday to Friday 9am-3pm (30 funded hours per week)

-3 days per week from 8am-6pm (30 hours per week, subject to availability)

Parents also have the option to access wraparound care on a chargeable basis through our on-site extended services, open from 7:30am each morning until 6pm each evening.

In addition to free government funded places, we also offer fee paying places. Fee paying places that are less than 5 days per week are subject to capacity. Please see our application form and application covering letter to see all of our provision options.

Available Spaces

We offer a termly intake (September, January, April) depending on places available in our 3-4 room.

In order to add your child on to our admissions/waiting list, we require all sections of the application form to be completed, along with proof of date of birth and evidence of funding eligibility if necessary.

Please email Leah via the email address above for place enquiries or updates.

Do you qualify for free childcare?

Funding eligibility is awarded the term following a child's 2nd (awarded on the following factors: financial, SEND/LAC, working families) or 3rd birthday.
All children receive 15 hours of free funding per week the term after their 3rd birthday and parents will not need to provide eligibility of this to the setting. For 3-4 year olds, extended funding of 30 hours per week may be awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria and parents must reconfirm their code on the GOV.uk website each term. Your 30 hour eligibility code, along with your national insurance number, must also be provided to the setting if you wish to register for the extended hours, prior to your child's start date.

The funding term dates are as follows:

Born between 1st April to 31st August for autumn funding

Born between 1st September to 31st December for spring funding

Born between 1st January to 31st March for summer funding

Universal 15 Hour Funding for 3-4 Year Olds

30 Hours Free Childcare for 3-4 Year Olds

Brandhall Nursery

Brandhall Nursery offers a great early years provision for children of 3 to 4 years before they start Reception class. We provide a safe and stimulating environment in which all children are encouraged and supported to explore and learn.

We believe that young children learn most effectively through play and active learning and we provide the ideal environment to enable them to do this both indoors and outdoors. We offer educational experiences which develop their confidence, independence and competence. The staff provide a broad, stimulating and balanced curriculum which covers the seven areas of learning, in both play based and teacher led experiences. Staff talk to the children about what they are learning and help to challenge and extend their thinking, developing new skills.

Brandhall Nursery Learning and Development Links

Please see below a list of websites to support the learning and development of children in our 3-4 nursery setting, though these are not compulsory to use.

Top Marks

Twinkl

Crickweb Early Years

Phonics Play

Busy Things

Oxford Owl