Whitehill Primary School & Nursery
Developing confidence, ambition and independence through the highest aspirations for all

Nursery

All 3 to 4 year olds in England qualify for 570 hours of funded childcare a year which is usually taken as 15 hours per week. Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week. In both cases, funding then starts the term immediately after the children’s third birthday.

Through Free for 2 Funding, some 2 year olds can get up to 15 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. 

At Whitehill, we have 2 nurseries. Children can join from their 3rd Birthday or through being eligible for the Free for 2 scheme; we have a small number of free for 2 spaces allocated for these each term within the nursery.

Our 15 hour Nursery

  • 15 hour Nursery – Expression of Interest form
  • Our 15 hour nursery caters for those who wish to make use of their universally available 15 hours funding. Parents can opt for their child to attend either 5 morning or  5 afternoon sessions per week. Our funded deliverable session hours for 15 hour nursery run from 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-15:30 (term time only).
  • Nursery sessions can only be renewed at the start of every old term, term 2, term 4 and term 6.
  • Parent contracts will be drawn up and given to parents before children can attend the nursery.
  • Children have to attend a minimum of two sessions per week.
  • During the sessions, the children can access a range of child initiated and directed learning activities. The indoor and outdoor environments are set up to stimulate, nurture and support a rich and exciting range of learning opportunities. In addition, the children have access to a quiet area should they need a nap.
  • PLEASE NOTE – places within the 15 hour nursery are limited and therefore places offers will be subject to availability. 
  • Please see the School Admissions Policy for more details.
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Our 30 hour Nursery

  • 30 hour Nursery – Expression of Interest form
  • Our 30 hour nursery caters for those who wish to make use of their 30 hour funding. Our funded deliverable hours for the 30 hour Nursery are 9:00- 15:00 (term time only).  Children can either bring in a packed lunch or alternatively order a hot meal which they will eat in the junior hall.
  • During the day, the children can access a range of child initiated and directed learning activities. The indoor and outdoor environments are set up to stimulate, nurture and support a rich and exciting range of learning opportunities.  Snacktime is also part of the daily routine and encourages the children to try eating new things, to socialise and build friendships. In addition, the children have the opportunity to have a nap after their lunch in our sleep room.
  • PLEASE NOTE – places within the 30 hour nursery are limited and therefore place offers will be subject to availability. Please see the School Admissions Policy for more details.
  • The 30 hour nursery and 15 hour nursery also link up during the day so that the children get to know everyone across the nursery classes.
  • This really supports the transition and preparing children for school if you join Whitehill Primary School.

EYFS Curriculum