Oakengates Nursery School

Admission Policy

Our Nursery:

  • is welcoming to both fathers and mothers, other relations and carers, including childminders
  • treats each child and their family fairly, having regard for any needs arising from  gender, special educational needs, disabilities, social background, religion, and ethnicity or from English being a newly acquired additional language.
  • enables children and/or parents with disabilities to take part in the life of the nursery
  • monitors the gender and ethnic background of children joining the group to ensure that our intake is representative of social diversity
  • makes our equal opportunities policy widely known
  • consults with families about the opening times of the Nursery to ensure we accommodate a broad range of family need
  • is flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families, providing these do not disrupt the pattern on continuity in the Nursery that provides stability for all the children

It is our intention to make our Nursery accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the Nursery through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.

Children and their families/carers are invited to settling in and induction sessions (free of charge) to meet the staff/ their key worker and children and discuss individual needs before they are due to start.  Once your child has been allocated a place at Nursery please see our induction and transition page for more information.


We ensure that the existence of our Nursery is widely advertised in places accessible to all sections of the community.

We ensure that information about our Nursery is accessible, in written and spoken form and, where appropriate, in more than one language. Where necessary, we will try to provide information in Braille, or through British sign language. We will provide translated written materials where language needs of families suggest this is required as well as access to an interpreter.

We arrange our waiting list in birth order. In addition our policy may take into account the following:

  • the vicinity of the home in relation to the Nursery
  • siblings already attending the Nursery

All children are eligible for 15 hours funded sessions within the nursery school the term following their third birthday.

Some two year olds are entitled to 15 hours funding please click here for more information

Some children are eligible for 30 hours funded sessions please click on the link for more information and check eligibility   https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

If you claim Disability Allowance for your 3 or 4 year old please click on the link to see how you can claim extra funding for your child's nursery provision https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20394/financial_support_and_help_with_childcare_costs/3430/disability_access_fund_daf

If your child is not eligible for a funded Nursery place we provide full day care facilities throughout the year. Please go to the room pages for our fees.

We welcome any families and carers to visit our setting before they decide to register.


Children born between

Will become eligible for a free place from


1st April to the 31st August

1st September following their 3rd birthday


1st September to the 31st December

1st January following their 3rd birthday


1st January to the 31st March

1st April following their 3rd birthday



The dates above also apply to children receiving the talking two’s funding following their 2nd birthday.