Each September, the academy enrols children aged three into the Nursery. If there are places available in January, further enrolments will take place.

We offer full-time places (30 hours per week) from 0845 - 1515, Monday to Friday, during term time. We also offer part-time places (15 hours per week) in the morning from 0845 - 1145.

All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education, but an additional 15 free hours are available to parents who meet the criteria. For a child to access five full-time days over the week, we ask that parents spend their full childcare allocation with us.

Further information about eligibility for childcare,  along with a childcare calculator, can be found here.

Parents who are not eligible for the 30-hour code and require a full-time place will be charged for the additional 15 hours. The charge is £140 per week, which will be billed termly and calculated according to the number of days the nursery is open each term, not on the child's attendance.  

The school office will require a valid eligibility code or a deposit of £100 upon acceptance of a full-time place. Any deposits will be deducted from the last month’s fee.  

Full-time children usually have a school meal, which is currently £2.80 per day, that must be paid at least weekly (£14) in advance.

Wrap-around care (0800 - 0845 and 1515 - 1800) is available for a further charge. Please contact the school office for further details. 

To apply for a Nursery place, please complete the online application form (Click here) and email : info@academy.thomas-s.co.uk.