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Nursery Admissions

New Nursery Admissions

Apply online for a place at our Nursery

Online Data Collection Form 

Online Consent Forms


The responsibility for admission into nursery provision lies with the governing body of the school which offers such provision.  We offer 30 children in our nursery each year on a first come, first served basis.  Our nursery runs mornings only from 8.55 a.m. to 11.55 a.m.

A paper application form & parent declaration are available from our school office or can be downloaded (below).  When the form is completed you can submit it by hand to our school office, by post to our address or email it to:

When applying please ensure you send both the Nursery Application form and Parent Declaration form (below).

If you are allocated a space but no longer require it, please inform the school so that this is available for others.

Applications and Key Dates for Broom Barns Nursery

Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 will start Nursery September 2021.

Children will be offered on a first come, first served basis.  Application dates will be from the date we received the completed forms e.g. date of ‘Online Application Form’, date received by post or hand via the office.

If your child is offered a place at Broom Barns Nursery you will be require to complete a ‘Nursery Parent Declaration Form’.

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

In the event of over-subscription, unsuccessful applicants will be asked if they would like to stay on a waiting list.

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 7.50 am. 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

Eligibility A child will be eligible for admission to the nursery class from the start of the autumn term after they turn three years old. Admission is subject to an application being made and places being available. A child will be eligible for 30 hours if the meet the criteria as set down by the department for education. Parents and carers will be expected to demonstrate their eligibility termly, using the official website. A code will be issued and this will need to be given to the school so that they can claim the entitlement, if this is not submitted on time you will be responsible for the charge incurred.

Further information can be found at: – Applying for 30 hours free childcare – Government information on 30 hours free childcare


Nursery Oversubscribed Criteria from September 2017

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:

  1. 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 two 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.
  2. Distance.
  3. 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.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.
  4. 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.
  5.  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.

Please see Explanatory notes and definitions for nursery applications further details.

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 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 :