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Applying for a Nursery Place

Our nursery (foundation 1) admissions are managed on our behalf by the Nurseries Admissions Officer, Julie Kirkpatrick who is based at Ninelands Primary School.  If you would like to visit our school before applying for a nursery place for your child please contact Mrs Emma Kennedy, School Business Manager either by email or by telephoning the school office 0113 2320796.


To apply for a nursery place or to ask specific questions regarding nursery admissions please contact:


Mrs Julie Kirkpatrick

GSPT Nurseries Admissions Officer

c/o Ninelands Primary School

Ninelands Lane



LS25 1NT


Tel: 07939 460 673




Current sessions and times


We offer different patterns of 15 hours flexible provision, as detailed in the table below:








Option A


8.45- 11.45

8.45- 11.45

8.45- 11.45

8.45- 11.45

8.45- 11.45

Option B







Option C Beginning of the week

8.45 – 3.15

8.45 – 3.15





Option D End of the week



12.15- 3.15

8.45 – 3.15

8.45 – 3.15


These sessions are offered over two and a half days, including morning and afternoon sessions.  The option of two and half days will incur a childcare charge of £5.40 as your child will be at the setting for 16 hours per week.

We encourage the children who attend all day sessions to have a school lunch which currently costs £2.30 per day and consists of a hot freshly cooked lunch and a dessert.

When children start nursery parents are issued a login to ParentPay, the online cashless system we use for all payments.


From September 2017 the Government introduced a 30 hour free childcare option for working parents.  Eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the website 


We offer a limited number of 30 hour places and they will be allocated using the school’s nursery admissions criteria. 


Please be aware that the 30 hour offer at Strawberry Fields is as follows:
Monday to Friday 8.45 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.  Therefore your child would be attending the unit for 32 ½ hours a week.  There would be a charge of £13.50 per week for this additional childcare. 

If you qualify and wish to apply for this option please put this as an option on your nursery application form.




If your child attends more than one setting, funding will be allocated on a pro-rata basis where you choose to access the FEEE* funding between two providers.


However, please  note that is extremely important that you do not try to claim the full 30 or 15 hour entitlement at two or more settings.   If you knowingly do this you are committing fraud and both Strawberry Fields Primary School as the provider and the Local Authority will seek the funding back in full.


All children have access to fruit, milk and water in every session.


* FEEE Free Early Education Entitlement