Laurel Avenue Community Primary School Nursery Places

As you know, the Governing Body of Laurel Avenue Community Primary School made the decision not to open on the 5th January to most children. This was before the Government made their announcement to close schools to most children on the evening of the 4th January. This decision was taken largely because of the local situation with respect to covid-19 and the number of positive cases reported during the last few weeks of term and over the Christmas holiday period. Currently, we have a small number of children in school – critical worker and vulnerable children only.  

In line with Government guidance, your child is able to take up their nursery place if you would like this. We would, however, like to remind all parents and carers that we are currently in a national lockdown and Government advice is to stay at home if this is possible and to support your child with their home learning at home.  

Please call school if you would like your child to come to nursery from Thursday. 

We are delighted that you are interested in our school nursery. We are always happy to work with new families and look forward to getting to know your child as they take the first steps of their exciting journey in their education.

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Please get in touch if you have any questions; we'd love to chat with you.

We offer places for two year olds

Your two year old can start in our nursery the term after they turn two.

- eligible for free 15 hours with the Golden Ticket

- or we will invoice at £5 per hour.

Five Morning sessions: 9.00 - 12.00 or

Five Afternoon sessions: 12.15 - 3.15 pm

It is best to apply sooner rather than later as these places go fast and we have a waiting list.

We offer places for three and four year olds

Every three and four year old is eligible for 15 hours free per week.

We have four sessions:

Five mornings

Five afternoons

Start of the week

End of the week

We offer 30 hours provision for three and four year olds

Five full days: 9.00 - 3.15 pm for those three and four year olds eligible.

The two year olds will work in a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children at all times so we are really able to concentrate on their needs as two year olds. We will echo the principles of our 3 and 4 year old provision, but taking into account fully the needs of children at the age of two. These children will be guaranteed a place in our Nursery when they turn 3 where their transition will be seamless having made excellent relationships with staff and their friends. We have a wonderfully caring team of teachers and teaching assistants who are experienced and trained to nurture, care for and inspire every child in their care, therefore providing the best start and education for your little ones.

We have cosy and warm areas as well as areas packed with educational resources and equipment. Our Nursery is spacious with a large private garden and access to the school yard, field and library. There is a brand new, outside play equipment structure with huge mark making boards with a tarmac track surrounding it. This provides children with exciting opportunities to explore, have fun and learn in a safe and secure environment. We offer the opportunity for your children to be inspired and, as a result, learn and develop on a daily basis.

Children who join our Nursery have a seamless transition into Reception with staff, friends and an environment familiar to them. Staff have full awareness of each child's strengths, needs and their learning styles so no time is lost for teaching and learning.

We'd love for your child to join our happy nursery community. Our children thrive in our spacious, engaging nursery and develop an excitement towards their learning. Just look at these happy smiles! (It was so hard to pick just a few photographs from the huge amount we have of smiling and happy children in our nursery!)

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Is your child eligible for a two-year old place?

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click for play and learn leaflet - apply for 15 free hours for 2 year olds

Your two year old can get free play and learn sessions if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

Income Support
Jobseeker's Allowance
Support for a ‘Looked After’ child
Child Tax credits - income below £16,190
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Employment and Support Allowance – income related
Disability Living Allowance (child)
Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190
Current Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (child)
Left care through Special Guardianship, or an adoption, or Residence Order

How do you apply?

If you have received a golden ticket, bring it into our school office and we will check your code and tell you when your child can start.

If you don't have a golden ticket, visit the Parent Portal where you can check whether you are eligible. If you are eligible you will then receive a letter with your eligibility code. Bring this into the school office, call or email us and your child can get started with their Nursery sessions! Places will be available at the start of the term after their second birthday. Application forms are available from school.

parent portal

We can help you to to check your eligibility, so give us a call - 0191 3868416 or email on

Three-and-four-year old places

Every three and four year old is eligible for fifteen hours of free Nursery provision.

We currently have some spaces available for three and four year olds. You can choose from one of four sessions:

five mornings

five afternoons

start of the week (full days Monday and Tuesday 9.00 am - 3.15 pm and Wednesday mornings 9.00 – 12.00)

and end of the week (Wednesday afternoon 12.15 - 3.15 pm, full days Thursday and Friday)

We take children in straight after their third birthday. Application forms are available from the school office or download here.

school nursery application form

Some sessions fill fast so please get in touch to be able to choose the session you would prefer.

If you are interested in any places for two, three or four year olds, please call in at the office, call school on 0191 3868416 or e mail to arrange a visit or to check your eligibility code for your two year old. We’d love to hear from you.