Extended Services Provision
At North Islington we aim to meet the needs of our local families in many different ways. The number of places we have and the type of place offered are set by the Local Authority. All children centre's that are subsidised by the Local Authority follow the same Early Years Charging & Admissions Policy.
Over a third of our total places across the school are offered with extended hours. In Sunshine (Under 3s) all places offered are extended day. Our extended day places start from 8am and finish at 6pm. If you wish to collect your child earlier or bring them in later that is fine, however you will still be charged the full hours.
Our core day is 9.15am-3.15pm. We are only able to offer core day places to children in Ocean (Over 3s). All baby and toddler places are extended day, all your round.
Breakfast and tea is served within the classrooms and children are encouraged to select and serve themselves where appropriate. We also open for a further 10 weeks a year for holiday provision for at least a third of our total places. Where possible we try to accommodate parental requests for holiday provision for those children on TTO contracts.
At the end of a busy core day, the children are provided with a snack of fresh fruit and water before being encouraged to participate in activities which often reflect what they would do at home. For example, playing board games and listening to music/story tapes. The children are also encouraged to use the outside spaces at this time.