Ralston Primary School Early Learning and Childcare Class provides 40 morning and 40 afternoon places for children aged 3 – 5 years. Children are eligible for entry to the nursery class from the month after their third birthday for birthdays between September and February. Children with birthdays between March and August will be eligible for entry to the nursery class in August. Application forms for a nursery place are available from the nursery and Renfrewshire Council website and should be returned to the school office on completion. Parents may register an application for their child from the age of 2 years.
Admission to Nursery
Nursery class provision is non-denominational. Placement in the nursery class does not guarantee a place in the primary school if a placing request is necessary.
All Renfrewshire nursery classes adhere to the Council’s admission policy and all applications are dealt with in line with its guidelines. All applications are discussed at a central admissions panel and agreement about the allocation of places is made by the members. Parents will receive notification when their child is allocated a place and information will accompany this about starting dates and times.
In some circumstances children awarded a priority ranking within the pre-school admissions policy may start once they become 3 years of age.
All Renfrewshire nursery classes adhere to the council’s early years admission policy.
Transfer from Nursery to Primary
Before leaving nursery, a transfer of information record for each child will be prepared by nursery staff to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of education for the child transferring to primary.
Your child will be supported in the transition from nursery to primary school. This will include processes such as sharing of information on your child through the transfer of information document, joint curricular experiences with the primary school, visits to the primary which help to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of learning for the child transferring to primary.