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Nursery Admissions

New Nursery Admissions

The nursery admissions process is changing. The new arrangements will be posted here shortly.

Children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 will start Nursery September 2017.
Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will start Nursery September 2018.

We take 30 children in our nursery each year. Our nursery runs mornings only from 8.55 a.m. to 11.55 a.m.

Oversubscribed Criteria

Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fourth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

Please note if you are claiming under any of the following criteria you will need to provide professional evidence with your application:

  • Special Educational Needs – Your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan. EVIDENCE = A statement of special educational needs/EHC Plan naming the school
  • At risk – Your child, or a sibling of your child, is subject to an inter-agency child protection plan and been placed on the Child Protection Register.  EVIDENCE = a child protection plan or on the child protection register
  • Children in Public Care – Your child is looked after, or was previously looked after and is now adopted, or has a Child Arrangement or Special Guardianship Order.  EVIDENCE = A letter /documentation from the relevant social worker confirming current or previous “looked after” status or child protection issues, a Child Arrangement or Special Guardianship Order
  •  Social or Medical Reasons – Your child has a particular medical or social need to go to this school that another school cannot provide.  EVIDENCE = A letter/documentation from doctor/health visitor/consultant etc. confirming child’s social or medical needs. It is for the school to decide whether the evidence submitted is sufficient.
  • Sibling – Your child has a sibling at the school and they permanently live at the same address Monday to Friday.  If a child lives at 2 addresses equally, use the address of the parent or carer who claims the Child Benefit or Child Tax Credit. This is considered the child’s main address.  The sibling must be in Reception through to Year 5 at Broom Barns.


If, after deciding applications requiring professional evidence and sibling applications, the school has more applications remaining then there are places available, places are allocated on the basis on distance.  Broom Barns Community Primary School uses ‘Google Maps’ and ‘Free Map Tools’ to measure distance.  All distances will be by a “straight-line” measurement from the address point of each individual house to the address point of the school.

We are not able to discuss or allow another person to make changes to an application without consent from the original applicant.

A place in our nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception.  Reception applications need to be made separately please go to : www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

30 Hours Free Childcare






Broom Barns offers 30 hours free childcare in conjunction with Sunbeams preschool – term time only.

The first 15 hours at Broom Barns Nursery (Provider 1) and additional hours at Sunbeams Preschool (Provider 2).

Broom Barns School also offers wrap around care from 8.00 a.m. and after school until 5.30 p.m.- term time only

We do not offer free education for 2 year olds – please contact Sunbeams directly for this service on 01438 353746


Further information can be found at:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk – Applying for 30 hours free childcare

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk – Government information on 30 hours free childcare