Copmanthorpe Primary School

Our School Nursery

We are delighted that we now have a School Nursery.

Take a look at our information booklet.




Our nursery provision offer is provided on a term time only basis and extends to over 40 hours in setting each week.

Parents have the flexibility of registering for an 8.00am, 8.45am, 11.45am or 12.45pm start time on any day to access the sessions of their choice.

Children may be collected at the end of the morning session at 11.45am, or after lunch at 12.45am or at the end of the day at 2.45pm or 4.00pm. Children may have a school lunch at an additional cost, bring a packed lunch or mix and match these options through the week. 

Planned provision each day of the week in the Nursery.

Breakfast Club – 45mins

Morning – 3 Hours

Lunch – 1 Hour

Afternoon – 2 hours

After School Club – 1 hour 15mins

8.00am to 8.45am

8.45am to 11.45am

11.45am to 12.45pm

12.45am to 2.45pm

2.45pm to 4.00pm


There will be an opportunity for pupils to attend breakfast club from 8.00am – 8.45am, or After School Club, Monday – Friday, or lunch and this can be accessed as part of the funded hours or separately at the hourly nursery rate of £5.00. Lunch will also be an additional charge.

Universal 15 hours childcare entitlement for three and four year olds. 

All three and four-year-olds are entitled to funded early education and childcare for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Your child can take up their funded place from the beginning of the term after their third birthday. The Government funding for your child’s funded entitlement is paid directly to the setting. In order for this to be paid your child must be attending their childcare setting on the ‘headcount day’ each term. We will inform parents when this is.

Extended 30 hours childcare entitlement for three and four year olds

The current funded childcare entitlement for three and four year olds was increased from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents, from September 2017. This change is to support working parents with the affordability of childcare and enable parents who want to work, or to work more hours, to do so.
Families in North Yorkshire who meet the eligibility criteria will be entitled to 30 hours funded childcare each week in term time or 1,140 funded hours stretched across the year.

The national eligibility criteria which families need to meet are:

  • Both parents must be working (or the sole parent if in a lone parent family);
    • Each parent must have a weekly minimum income equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage; and
    • Each parent must have an income less than £100,000 per year.

You would also fit the criteria if:

  • Both parents are employed but one (or both) is temporarily away from the workplace on maternity, paternity, parental or adoption leave, or on statutory sick pay;
    • One parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring; or
    • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.

You can check your own eligibility for childcare costs on this online calculator.

Costs for additional hours above your entitlement

There is a charge of £5.00 per full hour (or pro rata per part hour) for additional hours taken at the nursery above a child’s core entitlement. This is invoiced on a weekly basis on ParentPay. Parents will still need to pay for the cost of additional hours that have been booked but not attended.

When can my child start?

Your child can start at our nursery on the day they turn 3. The free funding will not start until the first day of the term after they have turned 3 but parents have the option of the paying the ‘additional hours’ rate of £5.00 per hour should they wish their child to start as they turn 3.

Breakfast and After School Club and Lunchtime sessions will be supervised by a teaching assistant qualified in nursery provision. Morning and afternoon sessions will be led by a qualified teacher, as well as at least two teaching assistants qualified in nursery provision. At times throughout the day they will mix, both inside and outside, with the reception children, who will be following the same Foundation Stage curriculum as the children in Nursery.

Bookings will be required a half term in advance, and additional sessions may be available as required.

Children who would be eligible for Free School Meals are only eligible if they are attending nursery before and after lunch. This is means tested and more information can be found provided by the school.

How can I apply?

Please see attached three forms below - please complete and return them to the School Office, either in person, by post or via email to

Admission form 

Registration Form

Tapestry Permission Form

Safe Sleeping Arrangements