Home Page

Oak Nursery

Admissions into Oak Nursery


For our Oak Nursery, children are usually admitted in the September following their 3rd birthday. 

If there are available places we may also offer a January intake.  If no places are available then children will be offered a place in the following September.

All children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to 15 hours nursery provision per week.  If you would like to put your child's name onto our waiting list, please call our main Reception on 01384 818255.


Our 15 hour sessions are:

Mornings - Monday - Friday 8.40am - 11.40am 


Afternoons - Monday - Friday 12.30pm - 3.30pm


Extended hours (an additional 15 hours, also known as 30 Hours) for 3 and 4 year olds is available for children whose parents meet the following criteria:


  • A parent* or both parents are working the equivalent of 16 hours per week at least at the national minimum or living wage
  • A parent or parents earn less than £100,000 per year each, for dual parent households
  • The entitlement extends to those who are self-employed
  • One or both parents are temporarily away from work on maternity, paternity, parental or adoption leave
  • One or both parents are temporarily away from work and in receipt of Statutory Sick Pay
  • One parent is in receipt of benefits relating to caring responsibilities or their own disability
  • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or is incapacitated and receiving specific benefits

*Parent means a person with parental responsibility for the child or care of the child in cases where the parent has remarried or is living with a partner, the step-parent or partner must also meet the earnings threshold.


It is the parents responsibility to apply for this.  Please follow the link to make an application if you feel you may be eligible:


You need to apply and receive a qualifying code BEFORE you can apply for the extra 15 hours.  We cannot secure or guarantee a place without this valid code.


We offer the 30 hours over 5 days, 39 weeks a year term time only:


All Day -  Monday to Friday 8.40am - 2.40pm