For nursery placement please apply directly to the school
Your child’s name can be placed on our Nursery Admissions waiting list at the age of 2. Parents/Carers are requested to complete an admission form online or collected from and returned to the school office along with the correct forms of identification. Regrettably we cannot accept registration of children over the telephone. Parents/Carers are contacted when a vacancy arises.
If your child is offered a place at Southern Road, you will be asked to attend an admissions interview, during which time you will meet with the Attendance Officer and have any queries or worries addressed. At the time of admission you will receive a copy of our current prospectus and have the opportunity to purchase a book bag as well as a bag in which to keep PE kit. We also have homework folders for sale in the school office.
Please note that before deciding to apply to Southern Road you are welcome to make an appointment with the Attendance Officer in order to look around the school.
If your would like more details about our nursery or world like to speak about sending your child to our nursery please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Expansion of 30 hours childcare
Attention – Working parents!
Get 15 hours FREE childcare for your 2 year old*
*Eligibility criteria applies
Starting from April 2024, existing child-care support will be expanded in phases. Eligibility criteria applies.
• From April 2024, working parents of 2- year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.
By September 2025, working parents with children aged 9 months old to when they start school will be eligible for 30 hours childcare support.
Am I eligible?
Your child will qualify for a free place if both parents in a two parent family are working (or in a sole parent family, the lone parent must be working) and each parent on average earns:
• a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW)
• less than £100,000 per year.
If you cannot work you may still be eligible if your partner works and you access a qualifying disability or carers benefit.
How can I apply?
If you think you are eligible, you will be able to apply for your place via childcarechoices.gov.uk
You will be given an eligibility code if successful. Email this to email@example.com. You will have to reconfirm eligibility every 3 months.
When is my child entitled to a free place?
You must apply a term ahead to get access to the free hours from the term after i.e. apply now for a place next term
|If your child’s 2nd birthday
is between the following we recommend you apply in this period:
|Your child will become entitled to their free place from:
|1 January – 31 March
|the start of the summer term (from April 2024)
|1 April – 31 August
|the start of the autumn term (from September 2024)
|1 September – 31 December
|the start of the spring term (from January 2025)