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Session Times and Open Afternoon's

Nursery Admission Policy

Nursery (3 - 4 years) Nursery Session Times and Open Afternoon's


At Thorpe Lea Primary and Nursery we offer both part-time and full-time Nursery places. Currently, the government fund fifteen hours of free childcare for all three-year-olds the term after they are three during term time. We provide this entitlement through a two and a half-day split week, Monday to Wednesday AM and Wednesday PM to Friday (term time only). With such large premises, we are in the position to offer parents the opportunity for their child to attend Nursery for the full day (8.40 - 3.10). Please find our session times outlined below:


Part-Time Hours* (15 hours government funded)


Session A 

Monday and Tuesday8.45 am - 3.10 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am - 11:40 am


Session B     

Wednesday12:15 pm - 3:10pm
Thursday and Friday8.45 am - 3:10 pm


* Please note that Thorpe Lea Nursery provides children with their fifteen hours free entitlement each week.


Full-Time Hours (optional)

Thorpe Lea Nursery currently offers two types of full-time provision: a two and a half-day and a five day week.


30 Hours

If you work and your child is 3 or 4 years old, you may be eligible for 30 hours a week funded early education and childcare.

To claim your 30 hours, apply for your code now on the below link.


Additional Provision

Breakfast Club - There is the opportunity to drop your child off at 8.00 am through the school's breakfast club at the additional charge of £5.00 per day.

School Lunch - Those who are full time can receive a freshly cooked school lunch at the charge of £2.60 per day.


Open Afternoon's

Each year, we really look forward to welcoming new parents to Thorpe Lea. We will be holding a series of open afternoon visits for prospective Nursery parents between November 2023 & May 2023, on the dates below. Please note that spaces are strictly limited and MUST be pre-booked:


  • Tuesday 1st November at 2pm
  • Tuesday 24th January at 2pm
  • Tuesday 9th May at 2pm - This is our final open afternoon for Nursery September 2023 


The visits start with a presentation, followed by a tour of the school. The whole visit lasts about 1/2 hour. 


If you would like to book a place on one of our open afternoon's, please email our school office on letting us know your name(s), a contact telephone number, and whether you would like to book one or two parent places. 


We look forward to meeting you soon.