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3 Year Old Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery 


Our philosophy is to ensure we provide high quality care to all children attending our Nursery.


We believe all children should be given the opportunity to grow, learn and develop to their full potential.


To ensure children are able to do this we treat every child as an individual.


15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year old children 


To find out more about the free childcare, please follow this link:  15 hours childcare

How do I find out if I am eligible for 30 hours childcare?


The government have a website where you can check if you are eligible before you apply for 30 hours childcare.  Follow this link to the Government website:  Eligibility

30 Hours Childcare


Your child may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare starting the term after their third birthday.


You may be eligible for the Childcare Offer: 30 hours a week of government-funded early education and childcare for working parents of three and four year olds.


You can check by following the link Childcare Choices Website.


Forms need to be completed the term before your child is entitled to the 30 hours funding so it is advised to complete the funding form on child care choices during the term your child turns 3 and not to wait until they are entitled to it the following term.


You will need the following information to apply:


  • Child’s name and D.O.B.
  • Address and postcode
  • Parents/ carers national insurance number or NASS Number
  • Contact details - phone & email address
  • Birth certificate/ passport or any form of ID for the child

When do I apply for 30 hours funding?


Date when your child turns 3

When they can get 30 hours from

Recommended time to apply

1st  September to 31st December


1st January

15th October to 30th November

1st January to 31st March


1st April

15th January to 28th February

1st April to 31st August


1st September

15th June to 31st July


When you have checked your eligibility you will need to provide school with proof from the Government's Childcare Choices website, in the form of an 11 digit number.  Please bring this information to the school office.  

How do I apply for a Nursery place?


If you would like to apply to Lever Edge Primary Academy Nursery please complete the Data Collection Form below and return it to the school office.  

Data Collection Form

Nursery - Before and After School Choices

How you can help your child get ready for Nursery


Below are some leaflets you might find helpful when you are getting your child ready to start Nursery.