Brentside Primary Academy

Putting Children First

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions are dealth with by the Academy directly. If you wish to apply for a Nursery place, please pick up an application form from the school office, or dowhnload the form by clicking on the link


Brentside Primary Academy are extending our term time only Nursery provision from September 2024. We are increasing from 15 hours to 30 hours per week for those eligible. 


This would enable parents to utilise the 15 hours a week for free early education (the ‘Universal Entitlement’) and the 15 hours per week ‘Extended Entitlement’ for those who are eligible and in possession of a valid HMRC code.


If you are not eligible for 30 hours of free child care, we are still offering the 15 hours of free childcare that is available to all parents.


How would 30 hours of provision work?

We would run 2 sessions of 3 hours per day Monday-Friday during term time only, with the following timings:-

  • AM Session- 8.45am-11.45am- (3 hours)
  • PM Session- 12.15pm – 15.15pm- PM Session (3 hours)



Our Nursery provision will run from 8.45am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday. This will total 32.5 hours per week. The funding of 30 free hours would not cover the cost of lunch time supervision of pupils.


2.5 hours per week of lunchtime supervision would need to be charged at a cost of £25 per week.


This cost would need to be paid by the parent/carer (alternatively you can choose to collect your child for these 30 minutes periods (11.45 am -12.15 pm) daily, returning them at 12.15pm for the afternoon session).


Any pupils staying at school during lunch will need to bring a packed lunch from home. There will be no school catered lunch option for Nursery pupils.


Invoices will be sent to parents for the cost of lunchtime supervision of £25 per week for each half term (blocks of 6-7 weeks). Total cost of lunch time supervision for the school year is £975.


30 Hour Eligibility Checking

To qualify for the new hours, the majority of parents must earn more than £9,518, but less than £100,000 per year.


If you don't work, you might still be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, if your partner works, or you receive certain benefits.


To check your eligibility for 30 hours free childcare please visit


Government Gate Way Account

To check if you are eligible for 30 hours of free child care you will need to create, or login to your Government Gateway account at the following website:-


If you do not already have a government gateway account you will need the following to set one up:-

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Access to a mobile phone or landline
  • Details of one or more of the following - your UK Passport, tax credits, P60 or a recent payslip


Childcare Code

If you're eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, you will get a childcare account and a code which you will need to provide to the school prior to the term starting in September.


You will need to reconfirm your details every three months, or your code will expire.


The code must be provided to Brentside Primary Academy before your child starts in our Nursery.


Changing from 15 hours to 30 hours during the school year

You may feel that morning sessions at our Nursery are the right fit for your child intially to get them settled into the routine. If you are eligible for the 30 hours extended entitlement you may choose to extend your child’s Nursery hours later in the year.


Extensions to Nursery hours can be made every half term (every 6-7 weeks). This is enable us to invoice for lunch time supervsion should it be required.


You must notify us before a half term holiday if you wish to extend your child’s Nursery hours and apply for a code from the HMRC.


Wraparound Care Place for Nursery Pupils Available

Paid for wraparound care is available at Brentside Primary Academy for nursery pupils if required.


Wraparound care is term time only childcare provsion from 7.45am to 8.45am for Breakfast Club and from 3.30pm-6.00pm for After School Club.


Nursery pupils are able to utilise this provision at an additional cost. Our Wraparound Care is operated on a pay as you use system, so you will only be charged for wraparound sessions that your child attends. Invoices are sent out at the end of each month for sessions used within each month.


For futher information, cost details and sign up details, please see our Breakfast and After School Care page (link below)




Nursery places are available for children aged 3.5 years  – 4 years old.


The Nursery operates for a three hour session each day-
AM Session- 8.45am - 11.45am


Please click on the link below if you wish to ascertain which academic year your child will be eligible to start in Nursery or Reception based on their month of birth.


NB: Nursery admissions are the only admissions the Academy deals with directly.