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Nursery Admissions


At Meryfield we offer 30 hours funded childcare places.


When will my child start at nursery?


Children can start nursery at Meryfield  the term after they turn 3 years old.


Child’s 3rd birthday Nursery admission (start date)
1st April – 31st August  Autumn Term (September)
1st September -31st December  Spring Term (January)
1st January – 31st March  Summer Term (April)


How do I apply?


You should apply for a nursery place within the time frames set out in the table below.


Term your child is eligible to start Nursery Applications open       Application deadline     Date offer letters sent      Deadline for response to allocation
Summer 2020 Thursday 9th January 2020   Friday 14th February 2020 5pm   Tuesday 25th February 2020   Wednesday 4th March 2020
Autumn 2020 Monday 6th January 2020   Friday 6th March 2020 5pm   Monday 20th April 2020   Monday 4th May 2020
Spring 2021 Monday 7th September 2020   Friday 16th October 2020 5pm   Tuesday 3rd November 2020   Wednesday 11th November 2020


Places will be offered in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy.



Nursery Information


At Meryfield Primary school we are now offering 15 hours of free Nursery Provision starting from the term following your child’s third birthday, funded by the government.

Additional hours as listed below will be available and are offered subject to your child being settled and able to cope with a longer day in the school environment. 

Lunch club until 1pm - Cost £5.00

Extended hours until 3pm - Cost £15.00

Please see letter below or talk to a member of staff if you would like further information regarding our extended hours.


Five most FAQ's regarding Nursery Admissions