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Nursery Admissions

We are excited to announce that from September 2021 we will be offering 30 hours provision (funded and non-funded) 


Nursery places are offered for children born between 1st September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Parents must apply to the Nursery that they would like their child to attend. At Gade Valley Primary School children can start our Nursery in the September after their third birthday.


Applications for Nursery 2021/22 open - Monday, 1 February 2021

Application closing date - Friday12 March 2021

Allocation Day - Monday,  29 March 2021

Parents/Carers must accept offer by - Friday,  30 April 2021


Nursery Parent Tours  

For further information regarding parent tours or an application form, please contact the school office on 01442 391324 or email


See our Nursery page for a virtual nursery tour and for more information.


Nursery Admission Arrangements 2020/2021

Gade Valley Primary School have one Nursery class - Monday to Friday 8.50am until 11.50am. The hours are term time only. The school dates are published on our website.  Lunch club is available from 11.50am - 12.50am, at a cost of £4.00.  Please contact the school office on 01442 391324 for further information about a place.


Nursery Admission Arrangements September 2021 and onwards


15 hour place (3 hours a day)

Parents can apply for a 15 hour place for a morning session. We also offer extended lunch club from 
11.50-12.50 lunch club . Children will need to bring their own packed lunch.


30 Hours (Non-funded)

8:50am- 11:50am free place

11:50am - 2:50pm - Extended provision £15.60 per session, paid in advance. (Children bring their own packed lunch)

2:50pm - 3:20pm - Additional provision at £2.60 per session, paid in advance. 


30 Hour Funding (6 hours a day)

If you are applying for a place for a nursery age child and would like to check if you meet the criteria for the 30 hours funding, please visit any of the following sites for further information on a range of government childcare offers:


All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education a year, which is equal to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. From September 2017 some 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to an additional 570 hours of childcare per year, which is equal to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. The 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available to working families who meet the eligibility criteria.

Gade Valley Primary School Nursery offers pupils in receipt of 30 hour funding a place from 8.50am to 2.50pm.


Parents can collect their child at 2.50pm or if they would like extended hours, can pay for their child to stay in the Nursery until 3.20pm at the cost of £2.60. This fee must be paid in advance to the school. 

Children staying for 30 hour places will need to bring their own packed lunch.

Parents can apply for a 30 hour place at Gade Valley School Nursery from February.  Please see the application dates shown above.


The 30 hour funding can be split between two providers as long as both agree to the split. Please contact the school if this is your preference.