Admission to Nursery


Nursery Admissions

Admission into Nursery is very different to admission to main school.  There are nominally 104 places available in our Nursery; 52 in the morning and 52 in the afternoon.  If you wish to apply for a place in our Nursery then you would be best advised to contact school and collect an application form from the main desk in reception.  If you require additional information please ask for Mrs Childerson who manages admissions into Nursery.

Chidren aged 3 – 4 are entitled to 15 hours free Nursery provision usually the term after their 3rd brithday.  This 15 hours can be made up in one of the following flexible arrangements:

  1. 5 x 3hr sessions in the morning: 9.00 – 12.00
  2. 5 x 3hrs sessions in the afternoons: 12.30 – 3.30
  3. Two full days and one half day either: Monday – Weds Lunchtime or Weds afternoon – Friday.
  4. The two and a half day sessions run from 9.00 – 3.30 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday and 9.00 – 12.00 Weds am and 12.30 – 3.30 on Weds pm for the second half of the week.) Sessions include lunch which is charged at £2.00 per day or they can bring a packed lunch.  (The children are supervised at lunchtime by Nursery/Lunchtime staff that the children know.)

However, in addition to the 15hr provision that all children are entitled to, we now offer 30 hours to children whose parents qualify for this level of provision.  There are very strict criteria for 30hr provision and as parents you need to ensure that you are eligible before applying.  The criteria include:

  • Both parents (in a two parent household) must be working a minimum of 16hrs per week each
  • Lone parents must be working a minimum of 16hrs per week
  • You (or your partner’s income) must not exceed £100,000 per annum
  • You can check if you are entitled to 30hr provision and obtain an eligibility code by visiting: www.tax.service.gov.uk   and putting 30hours Nursery provision in the search bar.

We cannot guarantee a 30hr place even if you are entitled because it is not always possible to provide them due to staffing constraints and Nursery organisation but we will do our best to accommodate parents’ wishes.

There is a separate policy for Nursery Admission and it is outlined below.  The policy runs year on year and is amended accordingly to take into account changes in dates etc.

Nursery Admissions Policy

Wrap Around Care: Extended School Provision

We now offer wrap around care from 7.30am to 9.00am in the morning and 3.30pm to 6.00pm in the evening.  The provision for Nursery and Reception children is now separate to the rest of main school and our young people are looked after by specialist early years practitioners.  They are catered for in the Nursery in the side room which is where they are collected at the end of the day.  They should be dropped off at the main entrance for the morning sessions and they will be brought down to the Nursery by our Extended School staff. The costs and arrangement are the same for Nursery children and are on the page below: (please click here for the link)

Before and After School Extended School Provision

If you have any questions about admissions into Nursery then please contact school and ask for Mrs Childerson.  Enquiries about Extended School Provision should be directed to Mrs Jackson who is on the reception desk in the main school.