Oakengates Nursery School

We are a unique setting consisting of a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School for 2-5 year old children as well as an Ofsted registered fully day care facility for 0-5 years.

We offer government funded nursery places for children 2-5 years who are eligible. This funding consists of:

  • Talking Two's
  • 15hours
  • 30 hours

Please see our toddler and preschool pages for further information. Click here for an application form.  

Our day care facilities include full day care for under 2's and wrap around care for children 2-5 years old. As well as a holiday club for children 2-8 years old :

  • Baby Room
  • Breakfast Club
  • Lunch
  • After School Club
  • Holiday Club

Policy Statement

It is our intention to make our nursery accessible to children and families from the local community and beyond. We aim to ensure that all children and their families have access to the nursery through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures. Please click here to read our Admission Policy

To apply for a funded place

All 3 and 4 year children are eligible for 15 hours funded sessions within the nursery school the term following their third birthday. Please click here to find out more.

Some working parents may be able to extend their free childcare entitlement to 30 hrs for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please click here to a find out if you are eligible.



This process will also apply to children who are eligible for the 'Talking 2's' funding, following their second birthday. Please click here to find out more and apply.



Children born between Will become eligible for a free place from   Term        
1st April to the 31st August 1st September following their third birthday Autumn
1st September to the 31st December 1st January following their third birthday Spring
1st January to the 31st March 1st April following their third birthday Summer


Parents and carers that wish to register for funded sessions can click here for an application forms from the admin office. Once the forms are complete and returned we will invite you to some induction sessions near to the time your child is due to start. Please click here to see our Induction Policy for more information.

We will also book a short home visit where we can get to know your child and the family on a one to one basis in an environment comfortable to you and your child.

We advise that any parent/carer who is interested in our nursery, books an appointment to view our facilities. You can do this by visiting the admin office or calling by telephone.

You can collect registration forms from the office at the end of your visit.

Once we have received your completed registration form we will plan your child's induction visits.

Oversubscription Procedure

Should we not have all the sessions you require available, we will add your child to our waiting list and contact you as soon as those sessions become available.

The waiting list operates on a 'first come, first serve' basis so sessions will be offered in order of when children were added to the list.