The governing body of Hertford Infant and Nursery School has asked BHCC to consider the future of the school’s nursery class. The number of children in the nursery class has been falling, causing significant pressure on the school’s overall budget. Consultation on the proposal to close Hertford Schools nursery class from 31st August 2021 closes on October 16th.
The community maintained school currently provides a nursery class offering part-time free early education to three and four year olds. The class has 26 places and is open 2.5 days a week, during school term-times. Over the past four years numbers in the nursery class have reduced. The proposal is that children already in class can remain and complete their nursery education and start school in autumn 2021. The nursery would not accept new children from the start of 2021, to avoid disruption for these children as they would have to move to new early years provision in autumn 2021 when the nursery class closes.
Other local provision
There are two other early years providers in the Hollingdean area, within walking distance of Hertford Infant and Nursery School – Cherry Tree Nursery, the council-run children’s centre nursery on Brentwood Road, with 52 places, and St Joseph’s Pre-school playgroup, a private provider on Davey Drive with 20 places.
Consultation on the propsal opened on 17th September – if you want to comment on the proposal, the online survey is open until October 16th.
More information on the consultation can be found here.