St Boniface Nursery is a friendly, fun environment that welcomes children aged 3 and over. Our St Boniface staff do find that children who have been at our school Nursery often benefit in their transition into our Reception classes as they know the teachers, play areas and support staff.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 free hours a week, which constitutes a part-time place. We have morning or afternoon part time spaces and full time (30 hour) places available.
We encourage EVERYONE to apply, but preference will be given to practicing Catholic families, as per our Admissions criteria.
To apply, please complete these two forms and return to St Boniface RC Primary office with a copy of your birth and baptism certificates), by 28 Feb 2021.
You can collect a paper copy of these application forms from the School Office. Deadline is 28 February 2021 for Nursery applications to the Office.
St Boniface RC Primary have wrap-around care with Breakfast and After school clubs, subject to availability and demand in conjunction with the main school. If you are interested, please make sure you mention this below.
We are booking parents on small group tours on Tuesdays with Mrs Anna Moloney (Head of Early Years). You must EMAIL or call the office to book.
Parents, you may also want to view the short video that the Nursery staff made after lockdown to welcome back their new class.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I get a full time (30 hour) space? Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information on childcare funding and DERN (Department of Education Reference Number) codes.
St Boniface is only able to offer me part time space, but I have a 30hour DERN code, can I still use the other 15 hours elsewhere? Yes, parents can split their code between two settings. St Boniface will receive the Universal funding and you must be clear to the other childcare provider that they receive the 15hrs extra coded funds.
Is a part time morning or afternoon space best? It is personal preference. Many local playgroups and clubs operate in the morning, so some parents prefer to take advantage and apply for an afternoon space. Some parents have siblings attending the school and prefer a morning space.
Do I need to get the Priest to sign my form? St Boniface encourages everyone to apply as application numbers across the Borough are different every year. We then apply the admissions criteria for all application forms. Having your parish priest sign your form can help the Governing board rank your application, along with including your Baptism and Birth certificates.
Do you have January spaces? Our Nursery has a September intake, in line with our school term timetable. However, sometimes spaces do become available as the year progresses and then we look to take children in. Parents are always welcome to call in December and March and ask for the January and April term dates.
St Boniface is proud that its Y6 leavers secure places at a range of outstanding secondary schools in Wandsworth and nearby Merton and Sutton. We love to hear from our former pupils about what they have achieved on the next stage of their educational journey. Our alumni attend:
• Ursuline High School (Girls)
• Wimbledon High school (Boys)
• St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls
• London Oratory School (Boys)
• Bishop Thomas Grant School (Mixed)
• St John Bosco College (Mixed)
Local, grammar and selective schools:
• Graveney School
• Harris Academy Clapham
• Chestnut Grove Academy
• Ernest Bevin College
• Wallington High School for Girls
• Wilson’s School
• James Allen's Girls' School