Foundation Stage 1 Admissions 

At Rivelin children settle quickly and happily, and their independence is promoted well through the self-registration process. Teaching in the early years is good. As a result, children make good progress and are well prepared for their learning in Year 1. Ofsted 2015

For further information regarding our Nursery including session times please click here


Applying for a place

To register your child for a place in Foundation Stage 1, please complete our Initial Contact Form and send into the School Office. Alternatively click here to register on-line.

Children can start in FS1 from their 3rd birthday. 

 What happens before your child starts FS1

The term before your child is due to start FS1 we will contact you regarding some key transition events to help prepare you and your child for starting, these include:

  • Stay & Play Sessions
  • Home Visits
  • Start Dates

At the Stay & Play sessions you and your child will have the opportunity to experience the environment and ask questions, we will also offer you a home visit at the beginning of the term your child will join Nursery, this is a great way for the FS1 Teacher to meet you and your child in an environment that is familiar to the child, we find this really helps with the transition.

Starting FS1

All new children will be start after home visits are completed. Each child will be given an individual start date. This allows us to ensure that we can support all of the children as they take this exciting step.  Parents will also be sent an admissions form and if their child is starting the term after their 3rd birthday a Free Early Years Funding Form, these will need to be completed and returned to school along with a copy of your child's birth certificate prior to your child starting. Please note we will not be able to start children unless all paperwork has been received.

Please see below some useful information for when your child starts, including forms you will need to complete:

Arrivals and Departures 

FS1 Admissions Form

Free Early Years Funding Form (only required for children from their 3rd birthday)