Primary school set for expansion

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 January 2018

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome children as young as three. Picture: Jeremy Long

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome children as young as three. Picture: Jeremy Long

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A village primary school will soon accommodate children as young as three years old to meet Government requirements on childcare.

Kewstoke Primary School will welcome a new intake of youngsters from January 22.

The school will take on a maximum of 10 children aged three to four.

The expansion has been approved by North Somerset Council’s executive committee.

Newly-implemented Government legislation means the council is obliged to provide 30 hours free childcare each week for youngsters aged three to four.

A decision notice signed by the council’s executive member for children, Jan Barber, said: “In the immediate locality there is no school-led provision offered for three and four-year-olds.

“This proposal would enable this choice for parents and would be especially advantageous for parents with children currently on school roll easing transition into the school.”

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