|Eaton Mill Primary School|
|Saffron Street, Bletchley, MK2 3AH, UK Milton Keynes|
+44 (0)1908 373621
Eaton Mill Nursery offers friendly, safe childcare provision, filled with stimulating activities based on educational play, to stimulate and develop young minds and bodies.
We offer high quality childcare for children aged 2 to 5 years and provide a well planned fun environment where children can learn through play to explore their ideas and experiences.
Our pre-school children get a good balance between structured activities and free play. We want to encourage learning through feeding their curiosity and responding to their increasing confidence and knowledge.
Our days are carefully planned with the government's Early Learning Goals in mind. These goals outline what we can expect from children as they start school. We build our activities around these goals, often without it being apparent.
The areas of focus are:
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication, Language and literacy
• Mathematical development
• Knowledge and understanding of the world
• Physical development
• Creative development
Initially the nursery will be open from 8.00am to 4.00pm each week day during term time. However, if there is demand for later care and holiday care, we are prepared to adapt our provision.
SPRING TERM 2006
Wednesday 4 January to Friday 10 February
Monday 20 February to Friday 31 March
SUMMER TERM 2006
Tuesday 18 April to Friday 26 May
Wednesday 7 June to Friday 21 July
May Day Holiday – Monday 1 May
To reserve a place for your child/ren please download registration form here and return it together with a non-refundable Registration Fee of £20.00 per family.
Nursery education grants are available for all 3 and 4 year olds and applications can be made via the nursery. Grants commence the school term after the child’s 3rd birthday and cover 2.5 hours per day. We are offering either a morning or afternoon session (3 hours) for five sessions a week.
Fees are payable by cheque, on a monthly basis on the first nursery day of each month.
On acceptance of an offered place, a two weeks deposit will be required which is fully refundable when you leave provided you give one month’s notice in writing that you intend to cancel your child’s nursery place.
A 10% reduction is applied when two or more children attend from the same family. The reduction applies to the second and subsequent child.
For children starting after the first of the month and leaving before the end of the month, all fees will be calculated on a daily basis.
All children must be collected promptly at the end of their nursery session. Additional charges will be levied to cover the staffing costs for children not collected on time.
Holidays and Sickness
No allowance will be made for holidays taken during nursery hours. Full fees are charged for the first two weeks of illness after which a retainer of 50% of full fees will be charged.
A mid-morning and afternoon snack of fruit, biscuits and a drink will be provided for each child.
Children staying for lunch will have a nursery lunch provided. Healthy nursery lunches are freshly prepared daily on the premises by our trained staff.
Click here to download a copy of the nursery menu.
We all sit down together at lunchtime and as well as enjoying their food, the children are encouraged to have good table manners and to have consideration for others.
Lunchtime is a very sociable occasion – we have a good time because food is fun.
Please let us know if your child has a food allergy we should be aware of.
We are tucked discreetly away at the end of Saffron Street in Bletchley, the working environment is extremely stimulating and quiet and the staff here is committed to driving ambition and challenging perceptions.
“There is an overwhelming feeling of teamwork in this rapidly expanding school. The staff and the children seem very happy, there is a strict dress code and behaviour is excellent.”
Mark Bright, The Neighbour Magazine 2004
If a school is nothing more than a building with walls, and it is what goes on inside that is important, then you really should arrange to visit Eaton Mill and see what we have to offer your child. Please call the school office or click on the link to contact us.
Open days to assist you in your selection
Choosing a school for your child is a very important decision and during the Autumn, Milton Keynes’ educational department invites parents to select a primary school for their children who will be 5 in the next academic year (1st September to 31st August). We run an open day in the Autumn to enable prospective parents to view our school at work, our facilities, classrooms and the opportunity to meet teachers and governors. Alternatively parents are welcome to call the school and make an appointment to meet with the Head Teacher on a one to one basis.
Towards the end of the summer term, parents of children who will be joining in September are invited to an induction afternoon or evening when they can meet the Head Teacher, Class Teacher and governors.
High standards create a demand for our limited places
We serve the area bounded by the main railway line, Water Eaton Road (evens) and Drayton Road (evens). This includes all roads on the Eaton Mill, Roses and Water Eaton developments.
We also accept admissions from any district outside our catchment area and children can also be admitted in later years if spaces are available. For such admissions parents are requested to contact the school to make an appointment with the Head Teacher.
The official School Absence Return completed in May 2004 indicated at that time we had 272 pupils on roll, with 7.1% authorised absence and 0.1% unauthorised absence.
The School curriculum comprises the five core subjects and seven foundation subjects. Use the menu above to read information on the different subjects.
Children work best when they are involved in activities that are interesting and relevant to them. In educational terms this means trying to keep the curriculum ‘real’.
Our children are taught a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding through the National Curriculum subjects of English, maths, science, ICT, RE (core subjects), and history, geography, design technology, music, art and design and PE (non-core subjects). French is currently taught throughout Key Stage 2.
Early morning drop off to suit working parents
To meet the demands of working parents a supervised breakfast club run by parent volunteers, under the direction of the Head Teacher, is open to all children for a nominal charge from 08.15 to 08.45. Breakfast is included.
Educational Activities and Journeys
Education activities and visits to support the curriculum
We aim during each term to arrange a variety of educational activities and journeys in support of the curriculum. These have included ‘hands on’ experience designing packaging and making pizzas at Domino’s in support of the Design Technology curriculum, visits to the Milton Keynes Museum in support of the History curriculum and residential courses to activity centres in the UK.
Our policy is to provide equal opportunity for all children to attend these visits although the cost of school journeys and activities has to be met through voluntary parental contributions, to typically cover transportation. We believe these visits are worthwhile and will make every effort to ensure these visits proceed but unfortunately it is necessary to cancel visits due to insufficient voluntary contributions. Residential visits however are dependent on parental payment. The school operates an access fund for those parents who genuinely cannot afford to send their children on these trips
Clubs and activities
We encourage our children to develop socially by participation in clubs and societies and various activities run during lunchtimes and after normal school hours. Including:
- Cross Country
- Table games
- Arts & Craft
A strict dress code ensures correct attire at all times
- We have an official school and PE uniform, which all our children attending must wear. We feel that wearing a uniform helps a child to identify with the school and also ensures that appropriate clothing for the varied activities is worn at all times.
- The school operates a weekly non-profit making shop between 14.25 and 15.45 on Wednesdays where new and nearly new uniform and much more can be purchased.
- Our Health and Safety Policy does not permit jewellery to be worn at any time during school hours with the exception of stud or sleeper earrings which must be removed for PE.
- We do not accept any responsibility for money, computers, mobile phones or such other valuables that go missing at school and we encourage parents not to allow their children to bring such articles to school.
- Plain white polo shirt with or without school logo or white shirt.
- School sweatshirt or school fleece with school logo - no other motifs are acceptable.
- Dark grey or black trousers.
- Grey or black socks, traditional black shoes without logos.
- White blouse or white school polo shirt,
- School sweatshirt, school cardigan or school fleece with school logo
- Dark grey or black knee length skirt or dark grey or black trousers.
- Traditional shoes or ankle boots with a small heel no higher than 5cm. No knee length boots allowed.
- All girls socks/tights should be white, navy or grey.
- In summer girls may wear blue/white summer dresses if they wish or navy shorts and plain white blouses/T-shirts.
Could you please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name.
LARGE MOTIFS ON SWEATSHIRTS, OR DENIMS OF ANY TYPE, ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THE SCHOOL SITUATION.
Children should bring the following items of kit to school each Monday. It would help if the kit was kept in a drawstring bag. All kit should be taken home for washing on Fridays -
- White round neck T-shirt with or without school logo – no motifs.
- Navy shorts with or without school logo – no motifs.
- Plimsolls/bare feet as appropriate
Outdoor - as for indoor with the addition of
Children wearing the official school PE kit will be able to wear it as a summer uniform. This only applies to the official Eaton Mill School kit.
All items of clothing should be clearly named.
- Children should not wear jewellery or bring valuables to school.
- If earrings in particular are worn, they must be removed for all physical education lessons.
- Any earrings worn in school should be studs or sleepers and most certainly not be dangly styles which are considered unsafe.
- Children who have just had ears pierced must bring tape to cover their ears if they cannot yet remove the earrings.
- After six weeks, these earrings too must be removed during PE lessons.
THE SCHOOL CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONEY OR OTHER ARTICLES THAT GO MISSING IN SCHOOL.
To create a caring, supportive community, sympathetic to the needs of each individual, respecting other people's points of view and cultural beliefs.
To foster self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem.
To promote a quality work ethic, encouraging the pursuit of excellence within a positive learning environment.
To achieve our aims, the children are encouraged to
- Develop lively, enquiring minds, imagination and the ability to question rationally.
- Develop the ability to apply themselves to a variety of tasks.
- Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to their future lives in a rapidly changing world.
- Develop literacy and numeracy.
- Develop the understanding and application of Information and Communications Technology.
- Develop respect for religious and moral values, and empathy for people of all races, religions, gender and ways of life.
- Develop an understanding of the world in which they live, and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
- Learn to appreciate past and present human achievements and aspirations.
- Learn to appreciate and celebrate the diversity of culture that exists within the school.
- Develop self-confidence so that they can achieve personal fulfilment at each stage of their development.
- Develop an understanding of the importance of health and ways in which a healthy lifestyle can be achieved.
- Develop an aesthetic sensitivity, appreciation, skills and interests for leisure time.
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