Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions 


We understand that choosing a nursery for your child is a big decision, and we are here to help you. We hope that this website provides a flavour of what we offer here at Little Hippos, but we warmly welcome visits to our setting so that you can meet us and have a look around our wonderful facilities. Please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you would like to arrange a visit, or ring the office on 01404 548700. 


Admissions to nursery are made directly through the school. Please complete the admissions form below to apply for a place. Parents of younger children can complete the expression of interest form and we will contact you during the term before your child is due to start at nursery. More information can be found in our admissions policy.




We currently have vacancies for three- and four-year-olds. Funding is available for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks per year, for all three- and four-year-olds from the beginning of term after their third birthday until they start school. For more information, please click here
Funding is also available for 30 hours a week, 38 weeks per year, for three- and four-year-olds whose parents are eligible for the extended entitlement (see here for more information about eligibility, and how to apply).

In addition, we can take children from the day after their third birthday. If these children are eligible for two-year-old funding (see here) because they have received 'a Golden Ticket', then this can be used to pay for their place. Alternatively, parents can pay for their children's sessions until they are entitled to three-and four-year-old funding (which starts from the term after their third birthday).


Opening Hours


Nursery sessions run from:

9.00am-12.00pm or 12.00pm-3.00pm or 9.00am-3.00pm. We are open 38 weeks during the school term.


Additional sessions beyond 15 hours per week currently cost £13.65 per session and we can provide 30 hour weeks for those eligible for the extended entitlement, depending on session availability. We usually ask parents to consider booking a minimum of 3 sessions with us so that we can build relationships and enable each child to play their part in our ‘family’.


Please come and have a look at our fantastic facilities to see for yourself!

To arrange a visit please ring the office on 01404 548700 during school hours, or contact us on the form below. We look forward to seeing you soon.