Children are normally admitted into our Nursery Department in the September in the year in which their 4th Birthday falls. To apply for a place please collect an application form from the School Office , you are very welcome to look around the Nursery, please make a prior appointment to ensure staff are available to show you around . We will require your child’s birth certificate before we can put your child's name on the waiting list or offer a place. We usually offer places in June for the following September.
Children can attend 5 half day sessions per week.
If there are places availabe we are sometimes able to offer 3 year old children places. The places would be offered from the term After the term in which their 3rd birthday falls. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a place for 3 year olds as 4 year olds have priority. Please also be aware that 3 year old children offered a place in N1 Nursery are not guaranteed a place as a 4 year old in N2, as length of time on the waiting list take priority and older children may be higher up on the waiting list for the N2 September waiting list.
Also Please be aware that admission into the Nursery Department does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class. It is very important that you apply for a Reception place via Liverpool Local Authority following their guidance which can be found on the web page Admission to Reception.
If you would like any further information please contact the school on 0151 427 7759 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Criteria for Admission into the Nursery
Admission into the Nursery is based on length of time on the waiting list. You may apply for a place, and put your child's name on the waiting list not before the September in which your child's 2nd birthday falls. We require to see a copy of the Child's Birth Certificate before they can be placed on the waiting list.
Please be aware that admission to the Nursery Department does not guarantee a place in Reception.
From September 2017 the government are to introduce 30 hours free childcare called 3 & 4 year old extended entitlement
At present, three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare a week for up to 38 weeks a year.
From September 2017, the government will increase free childcare to 30 hours a week (for up to 38 weeks a year). This is part of the Childcare Act 2016. However, this increase will only be available to families who meet certain criteria.
What is the extra funding for?
The extra funding is to:
- support working parents to manage the cost of childcare
- support parents into work
- allow parents to increase their hours, should they wish to.
How Does a child qualify?
A child qualifies for free childcare if they are resident in England and under compulsory school age: both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns, on average:a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW); and x less than £100,000 per year.
Springwood Heath will be offering 30 hours however we can only offer your chid a place if there is a vacancy and length of time on the waiting list is still a priorty whether you wish to apply for 30 hours or 15 hours.
Parents will have to apply for the 30 hours free entitlement via a government web site, they will issue a code number which must be submitted to the School Offfice before we can offer a place. You will be required to complete a Declaration Form which must be signed by both Parents, we also require your National Insurance Number.
For further information and to check whether you are eligible or to apply please visit