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Nursery Admissions

Admission to nursery is not covered by Statute but is the policy for The Golden Thread Alliance.


Children are normally considered for admission to our nursery classes a calendar year before they are due to enter Reception. Where spaces are available younger children will be considered and offered places.


Admissions criteria for allocating nursery places are as follows:


  • Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care
  • Current Family Association
  • Health, Social and Special Access Reasons
  • A Child of Staff at the School
  • Children Eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium
  • Age



  • To be eligible under the second criterion, the sibling must still be attending the mainstream school when the younger child takes up a place in the nursery.
  • A place in the nursery does NOT guarantee a place in the Reception class of the mainstream school. Therefore a separate application MUST be made for admission to the main school.


Applications should be made directly to Temple Hill Primary Academy.


Click here to apply online.

30 hours of free childcare Fee Structure/Delivery Pattern


Temple Hill Primary Academy Nursery is a sessional, term time only (open for 38 weeks a year) early years provision. Our session times are split into morning and afternoon sessions and we also operate a number of 30 hour places.



Morning Session:                             8:30am-11:30am (3 hours) Monday to Friday

Afternoon Session:                         12:30pm-3:30pm (3 hours) Monday to Friday


Universal Free Early Education


All children are eligible for 15 hours of free funding from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. This can be claimed in 3 hour sessions as shown above.  We do not offer a compressed hour delivery pattern.



Extended Funded Hours (the 30 hour scheme introduced by the Government from September 2017)


Working parents (if criteria met) can apply for extended funding to cover up to 30 hours per week.


Our totally free pattern of delivery is 8:30am until 2:30pm. This offer is limited and is subject to availability.


An additional session of 2:30pm-3:30pm is available daily (Monday to Friday) at a cost of £7.50 per child, per day.


This scheme is also delivered in the following way:


08:30am until 3:30pm (7 hours per day) Monday to Friday with an additional charge of £7.50 per day. This additional £7.50 charge per day is to cover the cost of lunchtime supervision and includes a free school meal for each child within the cost.


We currently run both a breakfast and an after school club for Nursery Children in our current provision called The Hill. Breakfast club is run at a cost of £3.00 per child, per day and after school club is run as follows:


Short offer: 3:30-4:30pm £6.25 per child, per day

Long offer: 3:30-6:00pm £12.50 per child, per day. A light tea is included within this cost.



Please note, all of the above patterns of delivery are subject to availability.


Please contact our Nursery Admissions Officer Victoria Young via the form below for further information.

Nursery Admission Query Form


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