Nursery Admissions

Children can be admitted for the first time to our Nursery during the school year that they become three years old. Parents should state a preference for morning or afternoon sessions or we also offer a full day option.

Morning session - 8.45am till 11.45am

Afternoon session - 12.30pm till 3.30pm

Full day session - 8.45am till 3.30pm


Childcare Choice eligibility code for 30 hours a week free child care.  If no code them £60 per week for a full time place plus £1.80 for a school meal or a packed lunch can be brought to school.

Nursery children must re-apply for a school place.  A place in our Nursery does not guarantee a Reception class place, butour Nursery is part of the main school in terms of the Governing Body, organisation and management, planning and budget control. The children in the Nursery are taught by a full-time teacher and highly qualified teaching assistants.  A range of activities are provided in order that the children develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. 

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum covering the Foundation Stage of Learning. This curriculum is delivered indoors and out.  Great emphasis is placed on developing close links between the Nursery and the main school. There are close links with the Reception Area. The Nursery children come over to school twice a term for Whole School Assemblies.  They also have visits to the Reception Area as part of transition.

In addition, we also place great emphasis on developing close links between home and nursery school. Parents are welcome to spend time alongside their child in the Nursery during the daily welcome session and stay and play sessions. The children who are offered a place will all have the opportunity to visit the Nursery during the months of June and July. There is an ‘Open Event’ in the Summer Term, before the children start their Nursery Education, in order to establish a Parent/School Partnership. We hold an information meeting for the parents of children due to start in Reception during their final term in the Nursery. 

We admit children who are three before 1st September in September.

This means that children benefit from 5 terms of outstanding early years education at St Margaret's before they begin their reception year.

File icon: pdf Nursery Application Form .pdf [pdf 89KB] Click to download

Childcare Choices

Please click on the picture link to see if you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare.  You need to apply the term before you want to take up a place.