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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 48 weeks of the year.

Online Application form for Birchwood Preschool

If you would like to visit the Preschool in advance of applying, we will be offering tours on the following dates:


Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 2pm

Friday 4th February 2022 at 2pm

To book a place on a tour, or for more information, please contact the Preschool Office on 01707 262648 option 1 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 and afternoons 12.45-15.45 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 12.45-15.45 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, Extended Care and a Holiday Club – details of charges are on the Birchwood Preschool page.

A copy of our Admissions Policy is available below:

In Year Admissions 2021-22

If you have a child born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 wishing to commence their Nursery provision immediately please telephone us on 01707 262648 extension 2 for our current availability. 

Admissions 2022-23

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they will be eligible to join our Nursery from September 2022. You can apply for a place by submitting the application below. 

Online Application form for Birchwood Nursery School

We will be holding Nursery tours for those wishing to look around our ‘Outstanding’ setting prior to applying on:


Friday 4th February 2022 at 10am

Places must be pre-booked in advance by contacting the School Office on 01707 262648 option 2. 

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 discuss further prior to submitting an application, the Headteacher would be delighted to speak to you. Please ring 01707 262648 option 2 to arrange a convenient time through the School Office.

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