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Admissions Policy

Applying for a place - Two Year Olds

Children may be eligible under the ‘Together for Twos’ scheme for 15 hours of free childcare from the term after they turn two years old.

Information is available at your nearest Children’s Centre.  They will check parents’ eligibly, complete the application and look for availability at nursery settings.

We currently have 48 part-time places at Pound Park Nursery and 48 part-time places at Cardwell 'Together for Two's' (15  hours per week, term time), for children referred from their local Children’s Centre.

Morning session (15 hour  - part-time): 8:45am to 11:45am
Afternoon session (15 hours – part –time): 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Additionally, depending on the uptake within the Together for Twos programme we are able to offer 4 x two year olds places (8.45am-3.30pm) @ £7.50 per hour (term time only)

£253.13 per week + £20 sundries (8:45am-3:30pm)

or £225 per week + £20 sundries (9:30am - 3:30pm)

or £112.50 per week + £20 sundries (either 8:45am-11:45am or 12:30pm-3:30pm)

Please speak directly to the office staff if you are interested in one of these places.

Applying for a place - Three Year Olds

Parents are invited to fill in an application form after their child's second birthday.  Applications are kept on file and, as vacancies arise, places are allocated in accordance with the guidance issued by the Royal Borough of Greenwich admissions policy (copies available from the school office).

You are welcome to visit the nursery.  Please call the school office to book an appointment.  You will be able to see the learning environment as well as discussing your childcare needs and any additional charges.

Appointments are usually around 10am and 2pm.

All 3-4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of early education per week during term time, regardless of the employment status of their parents.  This entitlement begins at the start of the school term following their third birthday. 

We are also offer 30 hours free childcare to eligible children.

To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours  on the national minimum wage per week (currently £120 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year.

Families where one parent is not in paid employment (or neither parent works) will not be eligible for these additional hours.  Parents who are studying or in training will not be eligible unless this is combined with paid work which meets the minimum average earning threshold.

The government intends to make provision to support families where one parent is in receipt of benefits relating to caring responsibilities or has a disability and the other parent is working

Eligibility with be checked by HMRC and will be based on actual income earned.

Application Form (this form can be returned via e-mail to



Charges - From September 2018

The Government has introduced 30 hours of free childcare for children whose parents meet the criteria.

We offer both 30 hour and 15 hour places – with the hours spread equally across the week (i.e. either 3 hours or 6 hours daily)

Attendance beyond these hours during the educational part of the day (8.45am-3.30pm) is charged @£5 per session

Children are expected to attend school every day

There is an additional charge of £20.00 per week to cover sundries.


SCHOOL TIMES  - for part-time (15 hour) places

Morning session (15 hour  - part-time): 8:45am to 11:45am
Afternoon session (15 hours – part –time): 12:30pm to 3:30pm 

Your child will have five x three hour part-time sessions, either morning or afternoon, to make up their 15 hours. 

SCHOOL TIMES  - for full-time (30 hour) places

School Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Or with additional hours: 8:45am-3:30pm

Your child will have five x six hour sessions to make up their 30 hours.

Additional hours can be purchased to allow your child to start at 8.45am (@£5/session = £25 per week) These additional hours are not available on an ad-hoc basis but need to be a regular arrangement for the duration of the school year