Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Cradle Hill Pre-School Nursery

New funding is available from April 2024 for children aged 2. More information can be found here: 

2 Year Old Funding April 2024

Our Pre-School Nursery opened on Monday 5th September 2022 for children aged 2 - 4 years old.

If you are interested in your child securing a place at our sought-after Pre -School Nursery then please complete the Admissions Form found below. This form should be returned by email or hard copy to our School Office.

Admission Form

Admission forms received after the above date are not guaranteed a space at our Pre-School Nursery, however, every effort will be made to accommodate parental requests for places and sessions.  

If you do have any questions about any of the above, or wish to apply, then please contact the School Office at

Pre-School Nursery Values and Ethos 

We are a happy, caring and inclusive Community Primary School and our Pre-School Nursery mirrors these values and culture. Our Pre-School Nursery is a place where children love to learn, create and develop their curiosity for life. Children will be able to discover what makes them special and where honesty, kindness and respect for each other are expected every day.


Pre-School Nursery Hours

Sessions are subject to availability. We offer sessions with our fully-qualified Nursery team, Monday to Friday during term time.

Morning sessions are 8.30am - 11.30am.

Lunch time sessions are 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Afternoon sessions are 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

There will, in time, be facilities for children to do early morning/afternoon wrap around care. 

Nursery Term Dates

Our term dates for 2023-2024 can be found below:

Term Dates 2023 - 2024

Pre-School Nursery Fees

Our Pre-School Nursery fees are £6.50 per hour. Details about the government funding available for Nursery age children can be found below.

Nursery uniform is optional.

Please find our Nursery Hours and Fee structure document here.

Nursery Funding

Government funding is available for children aged 2 to 4 years old. To see if you are eligible for this funding, please visit the following websites:

Childcare Choices
- this is a government website which helps eligible parents claim 30 hours free childcare - this link is helpful to parents who may be eligible for 2 year old funding. 

The Government are planning to make changes to Nursery funding in 2024; more details about this and how you can make the most of these changes can be found here: Changes to funding 2024


 Useful family information

You can also find useful information from HALO (Healthy Active Little Ones) - here is their most recent Family Newsletter:

HALO Sept-Oct 23 Newsletter

 HALO Nov 23 Newsletter 

HALO Jan 24 Newsletter

Spring 24 HALO Newsletter