Applications are open for our nursery – including 30 hours free childcare

Our fantastic on-site nursery focuses on giving all children a head start in their educational journey, nurturing creative minds with a focus on discovery, investigation and exploration through play.

Take a look at our nursery curriculum here.

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30 hours free child care

To support children and families in our local community, Samuel Barlow Primary Academy offers up to 30 hours free childcare funding for three and four year olds within our nursery and foundation classroom.

All families who have children aged three and four are currently entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare – working parents may now be eligible for up to 30 hours a week.

This government-funded initiative provides great options for families to give your child more experience in an education setting before they begin their primary education. We currently have availability for children already with us to extend their hours, and for families looking to take full advantage of this funding by joining us for the full 30 hours.

To check your eligibility and to find out more, visit: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

When can children join our nursery?

We accept children the term after their 3rd birthday.

Apply for your 30 hours free childcare code here

If your child turns three between: They are eligible from: When best to apply for your code:
1 September to 31 December The start of the Spring term in January 15 October to 30 November
1 January to 31 March The start of the Summer term in April 15 January to 28 February
1 April to 31 August The start of the Autumn term in September 15 June to 31 July

Find out more

If you have any question about our nursery please email office@samuelbarlowprimary-ac.org.uk  or call 01623 479033. Alternatively you can speak to Miss Prosolek or Mrs Warnes.