Admissions to Nursery

Nursery fees (2-4yr olds) are as follows:

Morning/ Afternoon Session: £13.50

Full day Session (Packed lunch provided or a cooked meal avaialble at a small additional cost): £27

Nursery Places for 2 Year Olds

Applications for our Nursery can be made in advance of your child's 2nd Birthday and in most cases your child will be able to start with us as soon as your child has turned 2.

Your child can get 15 hours of funded nursery care each week for 38 weeks each year if they meet the eligibility criteria!

Before you apply

  • Read the nursery pre-start booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including how places will be allocated and other key information.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with the Administrator. Mrs Plant, in school.

Nursery Applications are available throughout the year - We now have the capacity to take more morning and afternoon Nursery children from the age of 2. We can offer fully funded, flexible places for children from the age of 2, please come in and see us or ring the office on 01630 653829.

Early childhood education takes place in our Nursery, from 9am until 12noon for the morning session and 12pm until 3pm for the afternoon session with additional wrap around pre and post school avaialbale.

Children are allocated a place in nursery the term after their 3rd birthday:

  • Autumn term- September (Children who are 3 from May – end of August)
  • Spring Term- January ( Children who are 3 from September – end of Dec)
  • Summer Term-April (Children who are 3 from January – end of April)

Nursery Places for 3 Year Olds

Currently all 3 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare. Some children may qualify for 30 hours free nursery entitlement

Children with particular circumstances, as defined in the Local Education Authority's criteria may be entitled to 30 hrs at an earlier stage.

Application forms for Nursery are available from the school office. Parents are encouraged to contact the school at any time to arrange a visit or to request further information.

Financial support for parents to help with the cost of childcare is increasing.

Major changes are coming to make it easier for parents with childcare responsibilities to move into or take on more paid work. Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure that providers can meet the needs of more families

This means that: 

From April 2024, working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.

From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to all children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds.

From September 2025, working parents of children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare a week.

Like the existing offer, depending on your provider, these hours can be used over 38 weeks of the year (during school term time), or up to 52 weeks if you use fewer than your total hours per week.

Universal Credit

Furthermore, from 28 June 2023 eligible working parents claiming Universal Credit will be able to receive more financial help with their childcare costs, and additional financial support with upfront payments when moving into paid work or increasing their working hours.

30 Hours Free Childcare Eligibility Criteria   

  • Parents expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
  • This equates to £120 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week (or c.£5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old and £56 a week for apprentices in their first year.
  • This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract.
  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
  • Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
  • Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
  • Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
  • If one or both parents is a non-EEA national, the parent applying must have recourse to public funds.

 A parent will not meet the criteria when:  

  • Either parent has an income of more than £100,000.
  • If one or both parents is a non-EEA national and the parent applying does not have recourse to public funds.

Please visit the website below to apply:

Further information

For further information about upcoming changes to childcare support, visit the Childcare Choices Website


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