NURSERY Admissions

Children are admitted to our Nursery Class in the September of the academic year in which they turn 4. We offer both a Universal 15 hour Entitlement and an Extended 30 hours entitlement with a valid HMRC eligibility code.

Our Universal Entitlement

Nursery A: Monday 8.45am - 3.15pm, Tuesday 8.45am - 3.15pm, Wednesday 8.45am - 11.30am or

Nursery B: Wednesday 1pm - 3.15pm, Thursday 8.45am - 3.15pm, Friday 8.45am - 3.15pm

Our Extended Entitlement

Nursery C: Monday - Friday 8.45am - 3.15pm

Additional Childcare

Nursery Wraparound: Wednesday 8.45am - 12.30pm or Wednesday 11.30am - 3.15pm

Treehouse Breakfast Club: Monday - Friday 7.45am - 8.45am

Treehouse After School Club: Monday - Friday 3.15pm - 6.15pm

Nursery Wraparound can be part of a 30 hours entitlement or paid for if not eligible.

Rising 3s

If places are available we offer Rising 3 places to children who turn 3 between 1st September and 31st December for a January start. This would mean your child would complete five terms in Nursery. If your child is eligible please submit your  Nursery application by 15th October ahead of offers from 1st November. 

Prospective Parent Tours

We encourage all parents and carers who are interested in their child joining Hotspur Nursery to visit. If you have a child who will be ready to start Nursery in 2022 please register for a tour of the school. This will include a brief introduction to the school by a member of the Leadership Team and a tour around the classroom and outdoor spaces.

Application Process

Applications to our Nursery Class are made directly to school in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy which is agreed by our Governing Body.

Applications can be submitted from 1st September and should be submitted using our online form by 31st March for September intake (15th October for January intake). Additionally, you will need to complete the Newcastle City Council Parent Declaration Form and provide evidence of your child's date of birth (passport or UK birth certificate). Your application is not complete until the school office have received all three documents. 

Offer letters will be sent out as soon as possible after 1st May for September intake (1st November for January intake). Applications received after the deadline will be dealt with on a first come first served basis depending on availability. Offer letters for places will be emailed and offers are to be accepted online following the link in the offer letter. 

Nursery 2022 Application Form

Newcastle City Council Parent Declaration Form (this needs to be printed, signed and returned to the school office)


Nursery 2022 Tours