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Applying for Nursery School

To apply for a place at our Nursery School or Daycare, please bring in a Passport of Full Birth Certificate for the child and proof of address for the parent/carer (recent utility bill or bank/building society statement).   We will register your child and once a place becomes available, we will contact you either by letter or telephone.  You may register your child from birth, but please remember to update your details if they change from the time you register until they have started Nursery with us.

Nursery Places Criteria

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year.This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. 

From September 2017 working parents of 3 & 4 year olds maybe eligible for free a 30 hour place.   Please see the criteria letter at the bottom of this page.

3 to 4-year-olds

You can start claiming free childcare after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

the beginning of term on or after 1 January

ExampleYour child was born on 15 February 2013. They can get free early education and childcare from the start of term following 1 April 2016.

The free early education and childcare can be at:

Contact your local council for more information about free early education and childcare in your area.

You can also search for help with childcare in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You can’t continue to claim free childcare once your child starts reception class in a state school.

2-year-olds

Some 2-year-olds in England can get 15 hours free early education and childcare.

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Universal credit

  • Income support

  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (If you are unable to work due to illness or a disability)

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit; or Child Tax Credit, provided they have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

  • Working Tax Credits (including those in receipt during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work fewer than 16 hours per week) with a household income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC.

  • The child is looked after by their local authority.

  • The child who has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.

  • The child has a current statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan.

  • The child is in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance.

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

the beginning of term on or after 1 January

 

30 hour free place criteria

Admissions Policy

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