March St, Burnley, BB12 0BU

01282 454 473

Stoneyholme Nursery School with Forest School

Laying the foundations for life-long learning - Tel: 01282 454473

Stoneyholme Nursery School Admissions Policy.

Registration, Admissions and Funding

Stoneyholme Nursery School is a Lancashire County Council maintained community Nursery School providing high quality early years education for two, three and four year old children. The admission arrangements are determined by the local authority. Children usually start coming to school the term after their second or third birthday in either January, April or September. 

Parents are welcome to register their child at Stoneyholme Nursery School as soon as they are born. To register your child, please telephone the School Office (01282 454473) and we will talk you through the process of applying for a place. 

2 year old Early Education Funding (EEF) - FREE 15 hours early education for each of the school terms for eligible children

From the term after your child turns 2 years old, they might be able to have a free 15 hour early education place here at Stoneyholme Nursery School. This is called Early Education Funding (EEF) and it is paid for by the government. For more information about free 2 year old funding please look at Childcare and Family Support on Lancashire County Council's website.

How to apply for free 15 hour Early Education: To claim a free nursery school place you will need to check if you are eligible. You can do this by using the Lancashire County Council (LCC) online checker or you can telephone 0300 123 6712. If you are eligible, Lancashire County Council will send you a confirmation email or letter. Please complete our Stoneyholme Nursery School Application Form and bring it in to the School Office along with your free nursery education eligibility letter and your child's original birth certificate.

Please note that if your 2 year old child is not eligible for the free Early Education Funding they are also welcome to come to nursery and will be charged a fee until the term after their third birthday. For more details of our charges for this, please contact the School Office.

 3 to 4 year old Early Education Funding (EEF) - FREE 15 hours early education for each of the school terms for eligible children  

All 3 year old children can have a free 15 hour early years education place here at Stoneyholme Nursery School from the term after their 3rd birthday. This is called the Early Education Funding (EEF) and it is paid for by the government.                                                        

How to apply for a free 15 hour Early Education place: To apply for a free 15 hour nursery school education place please complete our Stoneyholme Nursery School Application Form and bring it in to the School Office along with your child's original birth certificate.  You can Register your child at the school before their 3rd birthday and we will contact you to 6 months before the term your child is due to start to complete the Admissions process.   

Some families are eligible for an additional 15 hours under the new government initiative 30 hours childcare, please see the '30 hours free education and childcare' section below for more information.

30 hours free education and childcare for eligible 3 to 4 year olds 

Some families are eligible for an additional 15 hours under the government's initiative 30 hours childcare. To find out if you are eligible and to apply for the free 30 hour funding take a look at Childcare and Family Support on Lancashire County Council's website.

How to apply for a 30 hour Nursery School place at Stoneyholme Nursery School:  Please ask for a 30 hour application form from the School Office. Please complete it (include your 11 digit eligibility code and the national insurance number of the parent who applied for the funding) and return it to the School Office along with a completed Stoneyholme Nursery School application form and your child's original birth certificate. 

We usually offer either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons for children eligible for the free 15 hours Early Education Funding and a combination of both sessions for 3 to 4 year olds who are eligible for the free 30 hour Funding. We will discuss further options of accessing our school on request.

Morning sessions are 8.45am to 11.45am and Afternoon sessions are 12.30pm to 3.30pm

For more details of our Stoneyholme Nursery School Admissions Policy please go to: 

Nursery School Admission Policy for Maintained Nurseries – 2022/23 - Lancashire County Council

To apply for a place here at Stoneyholme Nursery School, please download and complete a copy of our Stoneyholme Nursery School Application form below and return it to the School Office.