Funded places 2, 3 and 4 year olds

2 Year Olds

Part Time places (15 hours)

We have up to 20 places for 2 year olds in each session (8.45am – 11.45 or 12.30pm – 3.30pm) and currently take children eligible for free 2 year old Early Learning Funded places. You will need to apply for funding before you put your child on our waiting list and provide a copy of your entitlement letter to confirm eligibility.

Click here to visit the Nottingham City Council funding application page >

There is an expectation for our funding that all 2 year olds attend for a minimum of 85% of their possible sessions.   This is monitored and if they do not meet this target, funding from the local authority may be withdrawn and the child’s place may be offered to someone else.

Our 2 year olds have a room specially designed for them, with activities and equipment specifically selected to support 2 year olds’ development.  Our 2 year old children are supported at a ratio of 1:4 and there are 5 qualified staff who are the 2 year olds’ key workers.  The 2 year olds form a group known as Cheeky Monkeys, and they have the first hour of the session together with their key workers before continuous provision starts.  During this time, they are offered a snack and a drink.  They are also able to have 15 minutes outside before the 3 and 4 year olds join them, returning to their room for the last hour of their session for singing, rhymes, stories and preparing to be collected.  Depending on total numbers in the Nursery the 2 year olds will move to a group of younger 3 year olds around their third birthday, to a room and new key worker with whom they will already be familiar and to whom parents/carers will be introduced.

In line with the revised EYFS, parents/carers of 2 year old children will receive a progress check in their first term.

Our 2 Year Old provision was inspected by Ofsted in November 2014, and we were judged outstanding in all areas.  Please go to the Reports section of the website to view the report.

3 and 4 Year Olds

Part Time places (15 hours)

Children can attend nursery during term time for 3 hours a day Monday to Friday (15 hours per week).  This is offered as Morning sessions  (8:45 – 11:45am) OR Afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30pm).  There will be no charge as long as your child is eligible for government funding.

Full Time places (30 hours)

Some families are eligible for 30 hours of childcare per week during term time.  This is offered as full day sessions, Monday to Friday 8:45am – 2:45pm.  You will need to confirm your eligibility before requesting a full time place at Nursery. It is parents responsibility to ensure they have applied for a 30 hour code and to reapply every 3 months.

Click here for the Government website to check your eligibility and apply >

Once you have a valid code, please complete this form and return it to Nursery >


  • Date: December, 2018