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Birchwood Nursery School


Preschool Admissions

Children can start in the Preschool after their 2nd birthday. Applications can be made throughout the year and sessions will be allocated subject to availability.

To request a place for your child you can either contact us by email or by phone or fill in the online form below. We can offer full day care or sessional care for 48 weeks of the year.

Online Application form for Birchwood Preschool

Please ring the Preschool office on 01707 262648 extension 1 or email preschool@birchwoodnursery.herts.sch.uk for more information.

Nursery Admissions

Children are eligible to start at Nursery in the Autumn Term of the school year they will reach their fourth birthday (their fourth birthday must fall between 1st September and 31st August). Children can remain in the Nursery School until the term they reach their fifth birthday.

We offer FREE 3 hour sessions, mornings 9.00-12.00 and afternoons 12.45-15.45 Monday to Friday, term time only. We also offer 15 hours provision delivered over 2.5 days (either Option A - Monday and Tuesday 9.00- 15.00 plus Wednesday 9.00-12.00, or Option B - Wednesday 12.45-15.45 plus Thursday and Friday 9.00-15.00). Children attending all day sessions will be provided with a cooked meal for which there is a charge.

We also offer 30 hours provision for parents who work, please see details under the “Nursery Our Provision” tab.

In addition, we offer a Breakfast Club, Extended Care and a Holiday Club – details of charges are on the Birchwood Preschool page.

A copy of our Admissions Policy is available below:

Availability 2021-22

If you have a child born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you can apply for a place by submitting the application below

Online Application form for Birchwood Nursery School

Although the closing date for applications has passed we still have places available but would urge you to apply without delay. 

Due to current restrictions we are unfortunately unable to show you round our Nursery. However we encourage you to read our prospectus which provides further information about our ‘Outstanding’ setting, our curriculum provision and information on how we encourage and support our children to become lifelong learners. 

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss further prior to submitting an application, the Headteacher would be delighted to speak to you. Please ring 01707 262648 option 2 to arrange a convenient time through the School Office.