Nursery Information

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Applying for a Nursery place 

We very much welcome visits from parents and carers prior to requesting a nursery place for your child and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please read the following information before making a request using the link at the bottom of this section. 

 Teacher-led nursery 

The governing body at The Federation of Holy Trinity CE Schools is committed to the nursery being led by qualified teachers and it being an integral part of the school. Therefore, the Christian vision, Christian values and Christian aims for the nursery are shared with the whole school, as are the school’s policies, practices, curriculum and ethos.

With care at the centre of what we offer and through the teacher led approach, we ensure we have an age appropriate curriculum and provide opportunities and experiences which support and enhance children’s development. Having nursery as part of the school provides the ability to plan for children’s learning over the longer term, understand, assess and meet their needs, whilst also preparing them for each phase of their education.


To ensure quality of provision for all children who attend nursery we carefully manage the structure and organisation of all sessions. Children who attend morning sessions only, have the same access to learning and playing opportunities, including phonics, as those who only attend afternoon sessions and vice versa. In addition, pick up and drop off times correspond with all phases of the school as many children have siblings.

Effective timings of the day maximise the quality of sessions and enable proactive staff planning and preparation for every session.






8:30 – 11:30 

Doors open at 8:30 and close at 8:40. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every morning until 8:40am  


12:15 – 3:15 

Doors open at 12:15 and close at 12:25. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every afternoon until 12:25pm 


Nursery Offer 




Part time 

5 morning sessions or  5 afternoon


  • Available to children from the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • Can be paid for directly by parents or using 15 funded hours.

Full time 

5 morning and 4 afternoon sessions 

  • These will be limited in number and offered on a first come, first served basis in accordance with the school’s admission policy.
  • 30 funded hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 until 3:15 and Friday 8:30 – 11:30am
  • Friday lunchtime and Friday afternoon are an optional extra with an additional charge of £18.


11:30 – 12:15 

  • Available to full time children only 
  • Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch or lunch can be provided by our caterers Mellors, who produce tasty and nutritionally balanced meals - menus are available on the Parents tab of our website


Part time, full time 

As the year progresses or due to changing circumstances, you may require your child’s agreed offer to change. To allow for effective planning we will require a half term’s notice and it will be dependent upon spaces



Available in advance through Parentpay

  • Charged at £18 per 3hr session
  • Meal provided by our caterers, Mellors - £1.75
  • Friday lunch session (optional extra for full time children) £3