Garretts Green Nursery School invites applications for children whose third birthday falls before the end of August for entry in September. We are happy to take names on a waiting list from the child's second birthday.

Places are offered in the Spring prior to entry. On acceptance of a place parents are asked to indicate a preference for a morning or afternoon place but the school cannot guarantee that preferences will be met. Our Vice Chair of Governors supports the Head Teacher in making judgements about the allocation of morning or afternoon places based on parental preference and application form.

When a family meets the criteria and is therefore eligible for a full time place, this may be offered if there are vacancies. Please contact the school for further details.

15 hours free childcare

Your child is eligible for 15 hours free childcare at our Nursery School at the age of 3-4 years.

If you require a place for 15 hours free education at Garretts Green Nursery School you may apply (by downloading an application form or by visiting the Nursery to collect and complete an application form) when you child has his or her second birthday. Details will be retained until places are offered usually in September following the child’s third birthday.

Please bring along proof of your address and your child’s birth certificate when you apply.

Thank you. If places are available, children are offered a place in the term after their third birthday.

30 hours free childcare

Parents must meet the criteria determined by the Government to be eligible for a 30 hour place for their child.

Full details of eligibility, how to register and apply for 30 hours childcare can be found on the website ‘Childcare Choices’ at:

Eligibility criteria for 30 hours free childcare:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 years when the scheme begins
  • Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You live in England

The website also provides details of tax-free childcare and other information which may be helpful.

If you would like to apply for a place at Garretts Green Nursery School, please complete an application form and return it to Trish Daniels in the school office.

We are happy to take applications for children at any time after their second birthday to start in September after their third birthday.

Resource Base Admissions

Our Resource Base admissions are subject to liaison between Birmingham Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service (SENAR) and the school. Children are generally required to have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan.

The majority of our children have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition or complex additional learning needs and may be of Nursery or Reception Class age (3-5years)