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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 38 weeks of the year.

Online Application form for Birchwood Preschool

If you would like to visit the Preschool in advance of applying, please contact the School Office on 01707 262648  or email preschool@birchwoodnursery.herts.sch.uk 

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 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 13.00-16.00 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 and After School Care  – details of charges are on the Birchwood Preschool page.

A copy of our Admissions Policy is available below:

In Year Admissions 2023-24

If you have a child born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 wishing to commence their Nursery provision immediately please telephone us on 01707 262648 for our current availability. 

Admissions 2024-25

If your child was born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, they will be eligible to join our Nursery from September 2024. You can apply for a place by submitting the application below. 

Online Application form for Birchwood Nursery School

A copy of our prospectus is available through the link below and provides information about 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 arrange a visit prior to submitting an application, the Headteacher would be delighted to speak to you. Please ring 01707 262648 to arrange a convenient time through the School Office.

We will be holding a series of Nursery tours at 10am on the following dates. To book, please click on the date preferred and complete the form. Alternatively you can telephone the School Office on the number given above

Tuesday 5th December 2023

Wednesday 17th January 2024

Monday 12th February 2024

The deadline for submission of a completed application is 12noon on Monday 26th February 2024.

If you wish your child to commence sooner than September 2024, please make an application to our Preschool (see above).