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Admissions & Fees

How to apply

If you would like your child to go to Meadow Nursery please register your details with us. There is a non refundable £25 administration fee for registering your child. 


We would like to encourage all prospective parents to come and visit us in person. You will get a real feel for the nursery and have an opportunity to ask any questions and meet the team.

Please bring a hard copy of your registration form to the nursery or email it to

  • You can register your child at any age.  

  • We are not restricted by catchment areas. 




Your child is eligible for 15 hours of free nursery education in the term after they turn 3. Children can attend either a morning or afternoon session each day. They may also attend lunch club


  • For hours that are not funded there is an additional fee of  £6 per hour. 

  • Lunch club hour can  be taken as part of your 15 hour entitlement.


A child can attend the nursery as a rising 3. The fee for a rising 3 is £7 an hour.

30 hours funding 

From September 2017 working parents who fulfil certain criteria will be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare for their

children aged 3-4 years. Meadow Nursery is currently able to offer up to 20 hours of free childcare for eligible children from September.


Eligibility can be checked online through an HMRC portal and an eligibility code will be issued. This code will need to be updated every 3 months. This is the responsibility of the parents/carers.

  • For a September start, your code applications need to be made* before 31st August 

  • For a January start, your code applications need to be made* before 31st December

  • For an April start, your code applications need to be made* before 31st March

       *This is the responsibility of the parents/carers. 


Without this code you will be charged for any hours your child attends over 15 hours.


The following web site provides a comprehensive overview of how parents can get help with their childcare costs. It also includes the HMRC link to apply for an eligibility code.

Are you eligible for 30 hours funding?  Click HERE to see the Parent Eligibility flow chart.  

Click HERE to see a brief summary of this information.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)



All children are unique and some children require a little extra support when first coming to nursery.  At Meadow Nursery we are always ready to work with parents to provide that support. If you think your child might need some extra support, or if you have any concerns about your child starting nursery, then please inform us as soon as possible so we can be ready for when they start. This will not effect your place on the nursery waiting list.


Check out our local offer. 


Meadow Nursery School Admissions Policy

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