Lordship Lane Primary School

Learning Together - Achieving Together

Nursery Admissions

Lordship Lane Primary School & Nursery


From September 2023 we are opening our brand new and exciting nursery building with space for 52 children in the morning and 52 in the afternoon. We are offering 15 hours or 30 free hours to those who are eligible, (see below).

Lordship Lane is an inclusive and welcoming school and our dedicated team of staff are committed to ensuring that every child in our care will be supported to flourish as they take their first steps into their early learning journey.

We instill a love of learning through exciting and stimulating experiences that run through our indoor and outdoor provision and our new, purpose built nursery and newly developed grounds will offer a safe and engaging environment where all children are happy, confident and independent.


Our offer

Times of the Day

Morning sessions: 8.45am to 11.45am

Afternoon session: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Full time session: 8.45am to 3.30pm.

Lunch club available at £5 per day for those who wish a full time session. Parent’s must provide a pack lunch.


Extended hours (If there is enough uptake):

Breakfast club and after school provision available on the school premises

Breakfast club: 7:45am to 8.45am

After school club: 3.30pm to 5.45pm (6pm school closes)


Admissions to the Nursery


The Nursery at Lordship Lane has an Admission Number of 104 based on 4 sessions per day.  All applications will be admitted depending on availability.  There is no appeal process for nursery places. 


For further information on applications for nursery places and the oversubscription criteria please contact the school office.


Please note: a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a Reception place at Lordship Lane Primary School.

Transition into Nursery

Starting Nursery is a new and exciting experience, however, both parents and children can sometimes feel apprehensive about the changes ahead. At Lordship Lane primary, we aim to make the transition as smooth and as positive for all involved.


What does my child need to wear?

At Lordship Lane Nursery, the children need to wear school uniform. Children will need a spare bag of clothes which can be kept on their peg in case a change of clothing is required. Children are encouraged to manage their own shoes and coats, so styles which are easy for children are requested. Please ask the school office for a uniform list.


What will the children be learning?

"Children develop quickly in the early years and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents, and abilities, irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender." EYFS 2012

The ways in which your child engages with other people and their environment through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically, underpins learning and development across all areas and supports your child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

During each session, the children will experience some adult led focused teaching activities and will also take part in independent learning activities. Teachers observe children as they act and interact in their play and use information from those observations to plan exciting activities for the children to experience.


Healthy Eating

Children are able to have milk, water or fruit during the morning and afternoon sessions.



At Lordship Lane Nursery we aim to make the nursery a safe and secure place for the children, parents/carers, staff and any Visitors who may enter the setting. We aim to make all the children, parents/carers and staff aware of health and safety issues to minimise the hazards and risks to enable them to thrive in a safe and healthy environment.

Gates are always closed and locked before children enter the garden for outdoor play.

Parents as Partners

The team respects that you, the parent, have the greatest knowledge of your child. The staff will endeavour to carry out your wishes at all times although you are asked to respect the policies and procedures we are regulated by. We promote a two‐way partnership between parents and carer that establishes good home/nursery links.


Registering Your Child for Nursery


Before we send you the link to complete our online admissions form to start our nursery, we will need you to send an email to with the following information below:


your child's first name:


your child's last name:


your child's Date of Birth:


your child's home address:


your contact number:






Check if you are eligible for 30 free hours child care funding:



30 Free Hours Entitlement


When to apply for 30 Hours Child Care Funding

You can apply from when your child is 2 years and 9 months old.


Recommended time to apply


  • 15 October to 30 November for starting on or after 1 January
  • 15 January to 28 February for starting on or after 1 April
  • 15 June to 31 July for starting on or after 1 September