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Admissions Policy, Funding & Fees

Children may start pre-school the day after their third birthday. However, please note that you will not receive nursery education funding until the term after your child’s third birthday.

Admissions Policy

Please click on the document attached below to download and read our Pre-School Admissions Policy.

Funding information

All 3 and 4-year-old children are eligible for free early education funding. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year, beginning the term after the child turns 3 years old.

Children of working parents/carers may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free early education per week. 

To check what funding you are eligible for and to find out more information, please visit: Free childcare for children aged 3 to 4 years | Worcestershire County Council

Funded sessions

Funded hours are 8.30am to 3.00pm. Your early education and childcare funding (15 hours or 30 hours) can only be used for these hours.

You can if you wish use childcare vouchers or the government’s Childcare Choices scheme to pay for wrap-around care sessions.

Unfunded sessions

Unfunded sessions are charged at £6.00 per hour. Hot lunches are £2.60 each. 

Sessions Timings Fees

Breakfast club wrap-around care

7.30am – 8.30am


Pre-School Morning session Option 1

8.30am – 11.30am

 £6.00 per hour

Pre-School Morning session Option 2

8.30am – 12.00pm

 £6.00 per hour plus optional hot lunch (£2.60) or packed lunch from home

Pre-School Afternoon session

12.00pm – 3.00pm

 £6.00 per hour

Wrap-around after school club


3.00pm–5.00pm 3.00pm–6.00pm