Admission to the Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP)
The Additionally Resourced Provision is for children who have Speech, Language and Communication identified as their primary need on their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Admission to the ARP is through a different system to the mainstream school. Pupils are identified for application to the ARP through Portage, Early Years Support team, Speech and Language therapists (via the NHS clinics or S&L mainstream team), Educational Psychologist Service, EHCP planning meetings and at School Annual Reviews. Admission to the ARP is through submitting a request and paperwork to the Merton SEN Decision Making Group (DMG). Children can be admitted at any suitable date throughout the academic year if spaces are available.
Universal (15 hours a week)
From the term after they turn 3, all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free early education. Children attend either a morning or an afternoon session for 3 hours. For details on how to apply please visit:
30 Hours Nursery Provision
This extended Nursery provision from 15 hours to 30 hours greatly benefits the depth of your child’s learning experiences as well as supporting working parents within our community.
Overview of the day:
8:30am Drop off to Nursery
11:30am Packed Lunch (provided from home) in the Nursery with familiar staff
3:30pm Pick up from Nursery
Typical Daily Routine of a 30 Hour Place
- Phonics adult led activity at the beginning of each session.
- Carefully planned learning activities, with access to the indoor and outdoor learning environment.
- Maths or fine motor skills adult led activity.
- Supervised lunchtime in the Nursery & access to the Nursery playground after lunch.
- Additional adult led activity each day, planned across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
- Topic based carpet time at the end of the session.
- Weekly activities include: PE in the gym, visits to the school library, cooking and music.
Government Funded 30 Hour Nursery Place
To check for your eligibility please visit Government Funded Nursery 30 Hour Provision. Your 30 Hour extended entitlement, funds your child’s place from 8:30am to 2:45pm, 5 days a week. Therefore, there will be a charge of £30 per week for each Government funded child for the last 45 minutes of the day. The timings for the 30 Hour Nursery provision are from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Alternatively, if you do not qualify for Government funding there is an option to self-fund a 30 Hour place.
Self-Funded 30 Hour Nursery Place
The first 15 hours are your Universal Entitlement, after which you can elect to fund a further 15 hours yourself. The charge will be £120 per week for the additional 15 hours and then a further £30 per week for the last 45 minutes of each day. Therefore the total for each self-funded child will be a fixed fee of £150 per week.
Terms and Conditions
Parents who are no longer entitled to Government funding for the Extended 30 hours may change to a self-funded place and make payment directly to the school.
No refunds will be made for non-attendance, examples include illness, appointments and holidays.
Reductions will not be available for siblings.
The school accepts payment via Child Care Voucher Schemes, termly in advance. The credit will be added manually by school staff, to individual ParentPay Accounts.
These fees are subject to change, with a term notice to be given of any changes.
Payment must be made termly in advance and will be made through ParentPay.
Notice of Withdrawal One full term’s written notice must be given to the school to withdraw from the extended nursery hours.
Main School Admissions
All Main School admissions at Wimbledon Chase are managed centrally at Merton Council. For details of the admission criteria, how to apply and how to appeal please visit:
In- Year School Admissions
For details of how to apply for a place or transfer to Wimbledon Chase during the school year please use the following link: