At Galley Hill Primary School, we offer high quality Early Years provision within our nursery unit. The nursery has space for 39 children aged 3 to 4 years old for a morning session and another 39 children for an afternoon session.

From September, we will be offering spaces for 30 hours.

Parents/carers can access both their Universal 15 hours funding or 30 Hours Extended Entitlement per week for 38 weeks per year during term time.

Parents wishing to access this Extended funding must meet the criteria and apply on line through the digital childcare service ( .

HMRC is responsible for checking whether a parent is eligible and issuing an eligibility code. Once you receive your 11 digit eligibility code you must bring this along with your National Insurance number to the school office. Parents will be required to sign a parent/school contract stating when and where children are accessing their 15 hours or 30 hours’ free entitlement. Children attending the Nursery for 30 hours will be allocated these hours. This will be done on a first come, first served basis, with a waiting list then being generated.

Regulations prescribe that children become eligible for free 15 hours early years provision on the dates set out below:

A child born in the period Will become eligible for a free place*
1st April to 31st August
1st September following child’s 3rd birthday
(Autumn school term)
1st September to 31st December
1st January following child’s 3rd birthday
(Spring school term)
1st January to 31st March
1st April following child’s 3rd birthday
(Summer school term)

*Subject to availability


Nursery Session times:

Session Times
Morning Session 8:45am – 11:45 am
Lunch time session for full time children only 11:45am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Session 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Additional sessions are subject to availability.
Additional sessions and charges will be added to the parent/ school contract.
Additional sessions must be booked Daily and paid for via your Arbor login under the relevant club. Either: Nursery Lunch Session / 30 Hour Club Holder or Nursery Extended Hours. Payments can only be made through the Arbor Clubs.
If you would like to find out more, or to register your interest, e-mail: