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Nursery Admissions - September 2023

We have two nursery classes at Windhill21 – morning and afternoon. The session times for each class are as follows:

Morning - 8.30am until 11.30am (15 hours per week)

Afternoon - 12.30pm until 3.30pm (15 hours per week)

All day – 8.30am to 3.30pm (35 hours per week)

Each nursery class has places for 30 children.

Windhill21 has one intake into its nursery classes which is the September following a child’s third birthday. Entry into the nursery class in September 2023 will be for those children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

All children shall attend a minimum of 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions per week.

In addition, Windhill21 will be offering an approach which will enable parents to apply for a limited number of all-day places in our Nursery on a paid basis.  Alternatively, it will be possible to use 30-hour funding entitlement (for working parents) towards the cost of this provision.

Parents will be invoiced, in advance, at the beginning of each half-term for any paid sessions, and if 30-hour funding is used, for any additional hours not covered by the funding. The School requires one month’s notice from parents for any changes to the sessions originally allocated.

The cost of the sessions is currently £20 per session (equivalent to £5 per hour).  However, this cost is likely to increase slightly from September 2023. Payment will be required at the start of the term and no refunds will be made for sessions when your child is absent.  

Windhill21 will use the following timeline for processing applications:

Monday 16th January 2023

Applications open to apply for a place at Windhill21 Nursery

Friday10th March 2023

The applications system for Windhill21 Nursery closes

Deadline for submitting supporting evidence (eg EHCP or Child Looked After).

Monday 13th March 2023

Late applications open

Monday 20th March 2023

Windhill21 will offer places directly to parents by email.  (Email will be from if you have not received an email please check your junk folder)

Monday 24th April 2023

Deadline for parents to accept offer for Windhill21 Nursery

To make an application for a place at our Nursery in September 2023, you will need to complete our online application form below. Any late applications will be processed after Monday 24th April.This is the deadline for parents who submitted an on time application to accept/decline an offer.

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Allocation of a Nursery place is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to this school.  This guarantee should be made on the Parent Declaration Form which will be in your welcome pack.  Details of the admission policy can be found by clicking the link below:

Nursery Admissions Policy 2023 - 2024

In the event of more applications than available places the Governing Body will maintain a continuing interest list (waiting list). These and late applications will go onto this list in a position determined by the criteria.  If a place becomes available in the school, it will be offered to the child that best meets the published admission rules at the earliest possible opportunity.