Our maintained nursery is managed by our governing body.
Maintained nurseries in St Helens offer places for three and four-year-olds the year before they start school, but children may be able to go sooner if there are enough places.
We also offer two-year-olds places - Your child can get 15 hours of funded nursery care each week for 38 weeks each year!
The hours are normally divided up into morning or afternoon sessions on five days per week. We will contact you with details of the session times for your child after a place has been allocated by the local authority.
If your child turns three after 31 August 2022 and you wish to apply for January, April or September 2023 admission please email email@example.com to request an application form as the online system has now closed.
Before you apply
Apply online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/admissions or come directly to our school office.
Children are allocated a place in nursery the term after their 3rd birthday:
Currently all 3 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare. Some children may qualify for 30 hours free nursery entitlement. This is set to change over the coming few years due to the rollout of new initiatives from the government.
Children with particular special needs, as defined in the Local Education Authority's criteria, may be admitted at an earlier stage.
Application forms for Nursery are available from the school office or from St Helens Admissions Department in Atlas House. Parents may contact the school at any time to arrange a visit or to request further information.
Please see our Early Years pages (within parent information) for more details.
30 Hours Free Childcare Eligibility Criteria
A parent will not meet the criteria when:
Please visit the website below to apply:
2-Year-Old Nursery Provision
Children can start our nursery the day of their 2nd birthday.
We provide childcare from 8am to 6pm - please see the 2-Year-Old provision page for the charging policy.
Please contact the school office for an application pack.
Our nursery offers all 3 and 4 year old children 15/30 hours free childcare - please see the Nursery page for the charging policy.
If parents/guardians require any further hours we also offer flexible wrap around from 8am to 6pm - additional charges on the Nursery page.
If your child turns four on or between 1st September 2023 and 31st August 2024, he or she can start primary school in September 2024.
From Wednesday 27th September 2023, you can apply online for a Reception Year place for September 2024. The closing date for applications is 15th January 202.
Before you apply: