First Steps Foundation Stage Unit - FAQs

First Steps

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Frequently Asked Questions about First Steps Foundation Stage Unit

How old does my child have to be to start?

Your child can start part time (15 hours a week) the term in which they turn three. We are able to provide places for 2 year olds as part of the 2gether programme from September 2014.

Can I use my child’s 15 hours’ free entitlement at First Steps Foundation Unit?

Yes. Your 15 hours’ entitlement can be used for up to five 3 hour sessions.

How long is each session?

Each session is three hours. The sessions are from 9.00 am – 12 noon.

Can I pay for extra sessions?

Not at the present time.

When will my child start full-time school as a Foundation 2 child?

Your child will start in the September following their 4th birthday. You will need to apply to Devon County Council for a place.

Can we visit First Steps Foundation Stage Unit?

Yes please! We encourage prospective parents/carers and their children who would like to secure a place to contact the school to arrange an informal visit to the First Steps FSU. This will give you a chance to talk to staff, see children at work and play and ask any questions you may have.

Can my child attend part-time at First Steps as well as at another nursery setting?

Yes. We can arrange split placements to suit your needs. Please contact the school to discuss this further – or better still come and visit us!