Nursery Admissions

At Grasmere Primary School, we offer high quality Early Years provision within our nursery unit. The nursery has 16 full time and 10 part time places catering for children aged 3 to 4 years old.

Parents/carers can access both their Universal 15 hours funding or 30 Hours Extended Entitlement per week for 38 weeks per year during term time. Parents wishing to access this Extended funding must meet the criteria and apply on line through the digital childcare service ( . HMRC is responsible for checking whether a parent is eligible and issuing an eligibility code. Once you receive your 11 digit eligibility code you must bring this along with your National Insurance number to the school office. Parents will be required to sign a parent/school contract stating when and where children are accessing their 15 hours or 30 hours’ free entitlement. Children attending the Nursery for 30 hours will be allocated these hours.

Regulations prescribe that children become eligible for free 15 hours early years provision on the dates set out below:

A child born in the period Will become eligible for a free place*
1st April to 31st August 1st September following child’s 3rd birthday (Autumn school term)
1st September to 31st December 1st January following child’s 3rd birthday
(Spring school term)
1st January to 31st March 1st April following child’s 3rd birthday
(Summer school term)

*Subject to availability

Nursery session times at Grasmere are as follows:

Session Time
Morning Session 8.55 am-11.55 am
Lunch time for full time pupils only 11.45 am-12.30 pm
Afternoon Session 12.30pm-3.30 pm

Additional Sessions and Charges;

Additional sessions are subject to availability.

Each session of afternoon sessions will be charged at £20.00. This charge will be reviewed annually.

Parent/carers that choose full time places will be charged £2.30 per day to add lunch at school.

Additional sessions and charges will be added to the parent/ school contract.

Additional sessions must be booked Termly and paid for monthly via or childcare vouchers.

A half term’s written notice is required should parents wish to cancel additional sessions at Grasmere Primary School. We reserve the right to charge half a term’s fees should parent/carers not provide this written notice.

Once additional sessions have been allocated they will continue to be included in the termly session allocations unless:

  1. Parents have given a half term’s written notice to cease the extra sessions.
  2. The child leaves our nursery.
  3. Payment for additional sessions that are not made by the date stated on parent/school contract.
  4. The child has not been attending the additional sessions regularly (whether sessions have been paid for or not).Fee Payment

Additional bought sessions will be charged on the parental contract and payment should be made via by the date stated but at least within 2 weeks of the beginning of term.

Individual payment arrangements in exceptional circumstances can be discussed with the Governors/ Head Teacher/ School Bursar. Please talk to office staff should you think you have exceptional circumstances.

If a child is absent due to sickness or holidays, refunds or reductions are NOT available for absence. (School costs do not diminish if your child is ill)

In the case of prolonged unexpected absence e.g. serious illness, fees will be refunded at the discretion of the Governing Body.

Fees must be paid for within 2 weeks of the term beginning or additional bought hours will be withdrawn.

Attendance for nursery aged children has no bearing on admission into Reception.

 A separate admissions form for Reception children will have to be made in line with the local authority co-ordinated admissions scheme on

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all government childcare support on the new childcare choices website:

Non-payment fees

  1. A reminder of non-payment of fees will be sent after two weeks with a follow up reminder being sent
  2. If payment has not been received within 4 weeks of the date of the reminder then the child’s place at nursery will be at risk
  3. Payment of unpaid fees will be normally pursued through the small claims court

Voluntary contributions

Voluntary contributions are requested to cover the cost of trips and special events organised to enrich the delivery of the curriculum. No child will be excluded if a contribution is not received, however plans may have to be cancelled if sufficient contributions are not received.

Setting Closure

No charge will be made for closure due to bank holidays, extreme weather conditions and staff development days (INSET days).