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Nursery Admissions

The following information applies to  children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.

Hello and welcome to our prospective parents for Nursery Class September 2024.

HCC is required by law to deliver 15 hours a week of free Early Years provision for all 3 and 4 year olds.

St Andrew’s offers full time provision of 3 hours per session, 5 days a week from 8.45 – 11.45am.  Places will be allocated to 30 children for the mornings-only Nursery. Children are expected to attend all five
mornings to ensure continuity in their learning and access to the whole curriculum.

Nursery Admissions opened on 1st November 2023 and closed on Thursday 29th February.

Parents and carers are still able to apply for St Andrew’s Nursery, however, any applications received now will not be considered for a Nursery place until after 22nd April 2024.

Parents and carers are required to complete the Nursery Application Form and Provisional Supplementary Nursery Requirement Form. Application forms and additional information can be downloaded directly from the website (see below), or a paper copy can be collected from the School Office. All forms will  need to be returned either to the School Office or by email to

Nursery Admissions Pack 2024-2025

30 hours childcare provision for Nursery children

In partnership with Bobtails Playgroup, we are able to offer parents 30 hours free childcare provision on the same school site. This is an extra 15 hours per week, to those parents who are eligible, in addition to the children’s existing 15 hours free early education (Nursery) funding.

This provision is offered in the afternoons:

  • St Andrew’s Primary (Nursery) – Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (6 hours)
  • Bobtails Playgroup – Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (9 hours)

For more information about free childcare and eligibility for 30 hours, please visit:

If you qualify for the free childcare you will be given an 11 digit code.

Parents who are not eligible for the additional 15 hours funding will be able to pay for the afternoon sessions, if they would like their child to attend. Contact St Andrew’s Primary for Tuesday and Thursday provision and Bobtails Playgroup for Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons:

In-Year Nursery Admissions

For In Year Admissions for our current Nursery Class 2023-2024, please see  our In Year Admissions page