Types of sessions we offer

3 Year old Provision

In order to be as flexible as possible, we offer various patterns of provision with the enhancement of our before and after school club. 

The free 15 hour Nursery Education Funded places (available the term after your child’s 3rd birthday) can be taken over 2.5 days as shown below: 


  2.5 days, including lunch on Monday   & Tuesday           


  Monday and Tues 9.00 - 3.15pm plus Wednesday                 9.00 - 11.30am               



  2.5 days, including lunch on

  Thursday & Friday

  Wednesday 12.45 - 3.15pm plus Thursday

   and Friday 9.00 – 3.15pm


30 hour provision will be available from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday term time only.   Our aim is to be as flexible as possible whilst maintaining our commitment to high quality early years education.     The choices are below:


    5 days ( Monday to Friday )

     9.00 –     3.15 pm


    3 long days (Mon, Tues, Wed)

    7.45 – 5.45 pm


    3 long days (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

    7.45 – 5.45 pm

Eligibility Criteria for September 2017 are:

  1. Families where both parents are working
  2. Family where the sole parent is working in a lone parent family,

Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW), and less than £100,000 per year. Working will include employed and self-employed persons.  Parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW, which is £107 a week at the current NMW rate (circa £5560 per year).   This includes those parents on zero contract hours who meet the criteria.

  • both parents are employed but one or both parents  temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity or paternity leave;
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leave;
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents temporarily away from the workplace 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.

Eligibility will be confirmed via a code received through an online application through HMRC.    This system is yet to be completed, therefore at this stage if you feel that you and your family would be eligible, please let us know your preferred provision option.   Thank you

We can also offer you the option of adding ‘paid for’ sessions at our breakfast and after School club (Sunshine Club).  These additional options allow you to extend your child’s day from 7.45am to 5.45pm on the days mentioned below.   The sessions are subject to availability.



The choices are:

7.45 - 9.00 am

   Monday to Friday

    £ 6.00  per session including breakfast

3.15 – 5.45 pm

   Monday to Friday

    £12.00  per session including a hot vegetarian meal  

At different times during the academic year we are also able to offer additional paid for sessions which allow you to extend your child’s existing Nursery sessions.  These must be booked in advance as they are very popular and subject to availability.  

TOP UP SESSIONS – full days – subject to availability:                                                              

9.00 - 3.15 (including lunch)   


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday       



£25.00 per day plus £1.75 for lunch



2 year old provision

We are in the process of enhancing our existing offer with the provision 15 hour places for 2 year old children.  If you would like to express an interest and place your child's name on our waiting list, please email office@hirstwoodnscc.co.uk


If you'd like to take a look at our provision, please let us know and we would welcome your visit.