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Nursery School

Helping Every Star to Shine




Nursery School

Helping Every Star to Shine

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Admission Arrangements


Parents may register their child at anytime. Just ask Sue Bowden in the Nursery office for an application form.  We will gladly help you to fill this out. In line with Lancashire County Council we will apply the following criteria if our Nursery is oversubscribed :


If we have more applications than we have places


When the Nursery is oversubscribed, places for children will be allocated according to the following criteria, in priority order:


(i) Children in public care (looked after children) or those children at risk of becoming looked after

(ii) Children with statements for special educational needs (SEN) and those with exceptional / strong SEN reasons for attending a particular school

(iii) Exceptional / strong medical, social, welfare reasons (associated with the child and / or the family) for attending a particular school

(iv) Children who have attended Kindergarten

(v) Children who have a sibling in attendance at the time of their admission

(vi) Parents / carers who provide evidence of training / education at a local establishment, working locally or established local childcare arrangements (at the time of the child’s admission)

(vii) Those living nearest the school


Kindergarten Admissions


Currently we are offering 15 hour placements in our Kindergarten to two year olds receiving funding. Please contact school to ask for availability . Children will be offered places in the Kindergarten on a first come first served basis if they meet the eligibility criteria. Children will be put on a waiting list if there are no spaces and parents will be contacted if a space becomes available. Proof of eligibility in the form of a letter must be provided to secure a place.


Eligibility for 2-year-olds


Your 2-year-old is eligible for free early education and childcare if you get one of the following:


  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)


A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:


  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

Entitlement to 30 hours