Castle Hill Academy Castle Hill Academy

A Platanos Trust School

Nursery Admissions


Admission to Nursery: 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Our school has an on-site nursery with 70 places and we accept a range of funding options:

  • FEET (15 hours funded early education for 2 year olds),
  • universal funding (15 free hours for 3 and 4 year olds),
  • extended funding (30 free hours for 3 and 4 year olds),
  • tax free childcare and Childcare vouchers. 

Children are eligible to start Nursery the term after they have turned 3 (or 2 if eligible).

All 3 and 4 year olds are automatically entitled to 15 free (or 30 if eligible) hours of nursery per week, term time only.


Choosing sessions

We can offer the following: 

Morning sessions          8.45 am to 11.45 am daily

Afternoon sessions       12.00 pm to 3.00 pm daily

Full time                          8.45 am to 3.00 pm daily


We can also offer your 15 free hours on a flexible basis. You can choose when you would like to have your 5 sessions.   Example: Monday all day  (2 sessions) / Tuesday all day (2 sessions) / Wednesday pm (1 session).  

The sessions you choose must be the sessions your child attends on a weekly basis.  If at any point you do need to change your child’s sessions or buy additional hours, please see a member of the Early Years Office. 

Additional sessions are available at an additional cost of £18.00 per session, which will need to be paid 2 weeks in advance. 

Please check your eligibility for 15 free hours for a 2 year old or 30 free hours for 3 and 4 year olds using the link: 

If your child is staying to an all-day session you will also be required to provide a packed lunch or request a school meal - this is an additional cost of £2.04 per day, payable in advance. When your child has been enrolled we will be able to provide you with a unique user ID and password to where you will be able to make payments for lunches, or nursery top up sessions, either online or via PayPoint at a local shop. Please note that fees are non-refundable, even if your child is absent due to illness. 


Application form 

Please click here for our application form (pdf).

If you would like to apply for a place, please contact us directly via our Early Years Office for admissions information, a tour, and a welcome pack to our nursery. 

Tel no: 01689 843 148, Option 3.