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Nursery Admission

At Mission Grove Nursery we are committed to providing an inclusive, warm, friendly, and nurturing environment,

in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential through praise, sensitive interactions, and mutual respect.

We encourage children to learn through play, with a balance of free choice and daily adult-led activities.

All children have the opportunity to play outdoors in our garden as many times as possible throughout the day.

We aim to form a strong working partnership with parents/carers, so that information regarding your child’s - developmental, social, or health-related - can be exchanged easily and comfortably by parents/carers and staff. Each family has a named key person.

On starting nursery, there is a settling-in period. The length of this period is flexible but at the start of settling-in, your child will do shorter hours with the parent/carer present or nearby part of the time. As your child settles in, a gradual transition is made to doing the full complement of hours without the parent/carer present.

Please complete our application form and submit it to our school office.   Our Nursery Teachers will contact you within a few days via email to either arrange a visit to our setting or if we do not have any spaces available to put your child on our waiting list.  We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

Fees and hours

Children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for the Free Early Learning entitlement. This is a government entitlement which allows us to offer each eligible child 15 or 30 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. Other entitlements may be available depending on your circumstances: see for more information.

15 hours – free and available to all

30 hours (9am – 3pm) – This additional entitlement is available to families where both parents work more than 16 hours a week, or the single parent in a single parent family works more than 16 hours a week. 

Additional hours can be purchased from £5:50 per hour.

We hope that you will find all the information you need on our website and prospectus. If you have any further queries the Early Years Staff in the school are always happy to help.