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Mini Matt's, our onsite school-based nursery has been open since the school opened in September 2015. We are a thriving and busy setting and have new children regularly joining our nursery family.


Our provision is for children from three years old. Children can join us following their third birthday.  Parents are able to access up to 15 or 30 hours of Government funded sessions in the term following their third birthday. You will automatically be eligible for the 15hours but you must apply for the 30hrs please see below for details on applying. 


We are open term time only from Monday to Friday between  8:00am-5:45pm.   Sessions are in blocks and are charged at £4 per hour. Children are offered breakfast, snacks and a light tea time snack during the day. Lunches can either be packed lunches from home or a school meal can be purchased from our academy kitchen.


If you are interested in your child joining our setting, please do not hesitate to contact us and/or come and have a look around.  Our virtual tour available in the 'About Us- Our School' section of the website and gives you an insight into our Nursery, the EYFS unit and the wider school.  To apply for a place please download and complete the application form. Applications can be sent to our email address


We look forward to welcoming you for a visit to allow you and your child to gain a real insight into our nursery and the high quality provision that we offer. 

When to apply

You can apply from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.

When your child turns 3

When they can get 30 hours from

Recommended time to apply

1 September to 31 December

Term starting on or after 1 January

15 October to 30 November

1 January to 31 March

Term starting on or after 1 April

15 January to 28 February

1 April to 31 August

Term starting on or after 1 September

15 June to 31 July

You can apply outside of these recommended dates but you might not receive your code in time. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts.

Check with your childcare provider to find out the exact date your 30 hours free childcare starts.

You have to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months. If you apply more than 3 months before the term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid.


Apply online for 30 hours free childcare.

If you are applying for 30 hours and someone else already claims Tax-Free Childcare for that child, your application will be unsuccessful.

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School Motto

‘Love, Forgiveness, Courage, Hope, Trust, Spirit’

Mission Statement

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

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