Woodgate Primary Academy

"Working together to be our best"

Woodgate Nursery

Our nursery opened in January 2022 for children aged 2.5 years  - 4 years old. The nursery has proved a popular choice in the local community and is now a thriving little community.


We welcome parents to come and look round the setting and talk to our Nursery Team. Call the school office to book an appointment


In order for us to secure you a place on our waiting list, please complete the Registration Form available below and return to the school office via - in order that sessions can be allocated.  




If you would like further information, please call 01444 461329.



Our Nursery

Funding Overview

Is my child entitled to free Government funding for their nursery place?


Children Aged Two


Some children aged two may be eligible for up to 15 hours free entitlement funding and to access this parents would need to make their application on line by visiting If successful, parents will be given a unique code 5 or 6 digit reference number, which must be entered onto their completed Free Entitlement Parent Declaration Form and returned to Nursery. Two year old funding can be claimed at any point in the term.


Children Aged Three and Four – 15 Hours Free Entitlement


All children attending nursery aged three and four can claim 15 hours of free entitlement funding and this can be claimed in the term after their third birthday. Parents will need to complete their Free Entitlement Parent Declaration Form and return to nursery before funding can be claimed. Funding can also only be claimed if children are attending nursery in the week of Headcount day, which is usually two weeks from the start of the each term. If children are not attending in the week of Headcount day, no funding can be claimed for that term and any hours attended would be chargeable.


Children Aged Three and Four – Extended 15 Hours Free Entitlement (30 hours in total)

Some parents of children aged three and four may be also eligible to claim an additional extended 15 hours (30 hours in total) free entitlement hours. The criteria for the extended 15 hours is as follows:

 Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) AND;

 Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW) and earn less than £100,000 per year.


Please note this includes employed and self-employed parents as well as parents on zero hour contracts who meet the criteria. Parents who are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave or those who cannot work because they are disabled or have caring responsibilities could also be eligible. To find out if you are entitled to claim the extended 15 hours, please visit Once you have been granted the additional 15 hours, you will be given an eligibility code which you must write on your Free Entitlement Parent Declaration form and return to the nursery – failure to complete the declaration form will result in free entitlement hours not being claimed and hours being chargeable. Children must be attending the nursery during the week of headcount day, which is usually the second week of term to receive this funding for the term. Parents who think they may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare should visit


An application must be made in the term BEFORE their child starts Nursery to receive funding as shown below:

When your child turns 3          When they can get 30 hours from      Recommended time to apply

1 September to 31 December    1 January                                            15 October to 30 November

1 January to 31 March                 1 April                                                  15 January to 28 February

1 April to 31 August                     1 September                                      15 June to 31 July


Please note that parents who claim the extended 15 hours (30 hours in total) will need to re-confirm their free entitlement code every term to ensure that their funding continues. Each application made provides funding for the next term only. It is parent’s responsibility to log into their childcare account termly to ensure their funding continues – please note that if details are not re-confirmed termly then the government withdraws funding and hours will become chargeable.

Nursery Fees and Charges


(from January 2024)


2 year olds  - £7.35 / hour

A 3hr morning session (9:00-12:00) £22.05

A 3hr afternoon session (12:00-15:00) £22.05

Full day 6 hours (9:00-15:00) £44.10


3 & 4 year olds - £6.00 / hour

A 3hr morning session (9:00-12:00) £18

A 3hr afternoon session (12:00-15:00) £18

Full day 6 hours (9:00-15:00) £36


Twins will receive a 15% discount on their hourly fees. 


Meals and Snacks

Fees include a healthy snack (fruit or vegetable) and a drink of milk or water


Children staying all day or attending an afternoon session will require lunch. Parents can provide a packed lunch, or a Chartwells hot lunch can be booked in advance by parents online via ParentPay. 



Parents are required to supply nappies and wipes for their child(ren). If necessary the nursery will supply nappies. These will be charged at a rate of £1 per nappy used. The cost will be added to your invoice. 


Session Times


We offer the following sessions:

Morning session     9am to 12noon

Afternoon session  12pm to 3pm

All day                       9am to 3pm


Children attending full day or afternoon session will need to bring a packed lunch or book a hot meal in advance through ParentPay. 


Initial Registration Form