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Admissions Information

The Nursery School  is a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School and has places for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years.  The school runs term-time only offering high quality nursery education .

2 year-olds

Free 15 hour places are available for eligible children from the term after their 2nd birthday.  To be eligible for a funded two-year-old place, you must receive one of the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit and have a joint annual income not over £16,190
  • Working Tax Credits and have a joint annual income of no more than £16,190
  • The Working Tax Credit four-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credits
  • Support through part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Your two-year-old child receives Disability Living Allowance

Children looked after by a local council, such as with foster carers, are also entitled to a funded two-year-old place. Children are also eligible if they've been adopted from local authority care or if they have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order.

You can check if you are eligible by going on the North Yorkshire County Council

Families Information Service website (NYCC FIS). 

Feel free to contact the school if you need help with this. 

If you are not eligible for a free place, your 2-year-old can still come to Childhaven, at a charge of £12 per 3 hour session.

Please ring and arrange for a visit to see what we have to offer. 


3 and 4-year-olds

All 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to a free 15 hour place from the term after their 3rd birthday.  You may be eligible for the new 30 hour entitlement if both parents (or a single parent) work for more than 16 hours a week at above the minimum wage.


Our admission policy gives priority to children with special educational needs, to children in the local area, and then to children from the wider area.


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