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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.

Please take a look at our admissions policy in the link below:

Policies & Safeguarding Information

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

The free early education and childcare can be at:

  • all types of nurseries and nursery classes
  • playgroups and pre-school
  • childminders                                    

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 ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

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


Birmingham City Council video about benefits of 2 year old nursery place

A Government funded 2 year old place is available for families in England, receiving some forms of support. Once eligibility is confirmed eligibility will remain until school age even if a families circumstances change.

The eligibility criteria can be found on the government website.

If parents are working and don’t meet the above criteria, they may be eligible for the working entitlement for 2-year-olds. You can find information in the working entitlement section.

Eligible 2 year old children will receive:

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks

Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
  • tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:

You may have to pay for extra costs like meals, nappies or trips.

Contact your childcare provider Government website  or local council to find out more.

If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits

Your 2-year-old may get free childcare if you are getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act and have either:

  • claimed asylum in the UK and are waiting for a decision (known as ‘part 6’)
  • been refused asylum in the UK (known as ‘section 4’)

A 2-year-old you care for may also get free childcare if your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, and you have either:

Check with your local council if you’re unsure if you can get free childcare.