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Admissions to Nursery - September 2023

We are delighted to share our Nursery arrangements for September 2023.


We have a wonderful new nursery provision that is part of a multi-million pound investment at Collis.  As a result, we are now able to increase the number of places that we offer to families within our community and we aim to support working families by increasing the number of full day sessions that we offer.


From September 2023, we will be offering:


15 hour places (part-time)

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 x hours of free childcare per week (universal entitlement).  We are allocating the 15 hour places as follows:


Monday & Tuesday full days (8.45 - 3.30) and Wednesday morning (8.45 - 11.45)


The full day sessions include a 45 minute lunch break between 11.45 - 12.30.  Childcare during the lunch period is over and above the 15 free hours and will be charged at £6.50/session.  Lunch is not provided, the children bring a packed lunch.  Parents have the option take their child home for lunch.


30 hour places (full-time)

Full-time full-days sessions, 8.45 - 3.30, Monday - Friday.


Funding 30 hour places


Working parents may be entitled to a further 15 hours/week of childcare (30 hours/Extended Entitlement).  To check if you are eligible, please see the link below:



The extended funding does not cover childcare over the 45 minute lunch break.  This will be charged at £6.50/day.  Lunch is not provided, the children bring a packed lunch.  Parents have the option take their child home for lunch.


Parents who are not eligible for Extended Funding have the option to pay for the extra 15 hours @ £10/hour + £6.50 for the lunch time = £36.50/day. 




Our Nursery application form can be downloaded here.


Please scan and email your application to sknight@collis.richmond.sch.uk together with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address, a utility bill or similar is ideal.


To apply for 30 hours extended funding, please follow this link: 


If your application is successful, you will be given an 8-digit code that should be included on your application form.


To secure the place, both 15 or 30 hours, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100.00.  This will be offset against your first term’s invoice once your child has taken up their place. 


Please note:

Parents will be invoiced in advance at the beginning of each half term.

There will be no refunds if your child is absent for any reason.

Acceptance of a Nursery place does not guarantee or give priority to a place in Reception.


If you feel you have any exceptional reasons why your child must attend Collis Nursery, please do contact us in confidence, to explain your circumstances.  If the £100 deposit or the cost of lunchtime childcare present any financial difficulties, again, please do let us know by emailing Kevin Hogston, Head Teacher at sknight@collis.richmond.sch.uk.


And finally, if you have any questions, please email Stephanie Knight at sknight@collis.richmond.sch.uk.