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Nursery Admissions

Apply online for a place at our Nursery

Online Data Collection Form 

 The responsibility for admission into nursery provision lies with the governing body of the school which offers such provision.  We have places for 30 children in our nursery each year.  Our nursery runs mornings only from 8.55 a.m. to 11.55 a.m.

The  application form is online and can be accessed above.  When the form is completed and you have clicked submit it will automatically be sent to our school office.

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

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

Our other online forms can be found on our Broom Barns Online Forms Page

Children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 will start Nursery September 2024.

Our school is oversubscribed so please apply as early as possible.  Applications must be submitted by the end of February for children to start Nursery in September of the same year.  Applications will be dated from the date we received the completed forms.

Allocations will be made after the Easter Break via email.  Please ensure you accept / decline your offer within the 2 weeks allocated in the email or the offer will be withdrawn and offered to the next applicant.

Applications received from 1st March to 31st August will be classed as a late application.

Please see our Nursery Oversubscribed Criteria below for further information.

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 (more than 30 applicants), unsuccessful applicants be placed on a waiting list unless we are informed otherwise.

Broom Barns offers 30 hours free childcare in conjunction with Sunbeams preschool (Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 1UD) – term time only.  The first 15 hours at Broom Barns Nursery (Provider 1) and additional hours at Sunbeams Preschool (Provider 2).  Please note Sunbeams is not part of Broom Barns Primary School, it is a separate business.

Broom Barns School also offers wrap around breakfast club to our pupils from 7.50 am – 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.

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

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 for this to be considered:

  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 – Evidence of address is required and may take the form of a utilities bill or council tax bill confirming name and address.
  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 :