Nursery Admissions

All children are welcome to attend our nursery; our aim is to make the setting as accessible to children and families from all sections of the community.

Children can start Armathwaite Nursery Group from the date they turn 2 years of age.  Application forms for each academic year are sent out every January and places are confirmed by the end of the Spring term.  This allows us to plan and budget accordingly.

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of Free Early Education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).   Armathwaite Nursery Group is registered to receive Free Entitlement. We are also registered for 30 hours free entitlement as well as 2 year old funding.

The table below shows when your child/children will become eligible for their free early learning place.

If your child is born between: They are eligible for a free place from:
1 April to 31 August 1 September following their third birthday until statutory school age
1 September to 31 December 1 January following their third birthday until statutory school age
1 January to 31 March 1 April following their third birthday until statutory school age