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:

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 Termly and paid for monthly via Parentmail or childcare vouchers.
If you would like to find out more, or to register your interest, e-mail:


Notice to parents and carers of children under 5 in early years provision during the latest national coronavirus restrictions (5th January 2021)

In line with DfE guidance, we will be offering places to children in early years for their usual hours from Monday 18th January. In order to help us to plan and keep everyone as safe as possible, parents will have to book places for their children giving school a week’s notice.

If you would like to book a place for week beginning 18th January could you please let us know by 5pm on Tuesday 12th January by emailing:  or telephoning: 01287 635540

For the following weeks up to the end of term, could we please ask that parents book places by the following dates:

Places week beginning:
To be booked by:
Monday 25th January Monday 18th January
Monday 1st February Monday 25th February
Monday 8th February Monday 1st February

Please book your places by emailing or telephoning 01287 635540 stating your son or daughter’s name and the sessions you would like them to attend.

It is really important that we have this information in good time as we want to ensure the welfare and safety of our whole school community.

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.