Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions

Cubs 2 year Nursery


Our 2 year old provision is available for children who are eligible for 2 year old funding, and they can attend for 15 hours per week.  We have 16 places in the morning and 16 places in the afternoon. To find out if you are eligible for 2 year old funding, you can apply online at or by phone on 01629 53931601629 539317 or 01629 539319.


Bears 3-4 year Nursery


Children can be registered for a nursery place after their first birthday and will be offered a nursery place the term (September, January and April) after their third birthday.


We currently offer 52 morning places and 52 afternoon places, five days a week. We currently offer the 30 hours of provision for families who are eligible and meet the criteria.


In order to be eligible for 30 hours of provision you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) the equivalent of working 16 hours a week at your national minimum wage (£120 at the National Living Wage, less if you are on the National Minimum Wage)If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. For more information and to check your eligibility please go to the Childcare Choices website. 


Prior to starting nursery parents and guardians will be invited to attend a short meeting in order to obtain more information about our nursery. We also offer the opportunity for parents and guardians to look around the nursery and ask any questions. After this meeting all parents and guardians will receive a letter to confirm their child's nursery place; it will also contain start dates and times. Initially children will be invited to start nursery in small groups to ensure all children and parents and guardians receive the support needed in settling.


We also offer three 'Get Ready for Nursery Sessions' prior to your child attending nursery. These sessions prove very valuable in helping your child to become familiar with the nursery environment and staff.


A home visit is offered to all parents and guardians and is strongly recommended if your child has not previously attended a nursery or day care setting or spent time away from their main carer. Staff from our nursery will visit your child a few days before your child is due to start. If you wish to request a home visit please contact the school.   


If you wish to register your child for a nursery place, please complete the nursery application form and return it to the school address. Alternatively you may wish to contact the school directly.