We are very pleased to be able to tell you that The Palmer Academy is able to offer free 30-hour places in our Nursery for 3 year olds staring the term after they are 3. If you would like to take up one of the 16 places available, please check your availability and get your funding code on the government website.


Click the following link to find out what the eligibility criteria is: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
Apply by clicking here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-childcare

30 Hours Funding Letter

30 Hours Funding Agreement Form

Once you have your code please contact the school to find out if we have space. If we do have space please download and fill in the 30 hours Nursery Agreement form and hand into the school office where we will then give you our admissions paperwork to fill in. Once we have validated your code we will then be able to offer you a space for 30 hours funding. You will need to get your code reissued every 3 months, you will get an email asking you to do this when needed.

If you wish to take up the 30 hours funding you will need to make sure you have the code by the end of the term before you want them to start, for example you need the code by 31st August for autumn starters, 31st December for spring starters and 31st March for summer starters.

We are able to offer 30-hour places because the Government has decided to fund them. The Government have set some conditions which parents/carers must meet in order to be eligible for these places. We will continue to offer free 15-hour places to all 3 and 4 year olds. Any child can take up a 15 hour free place.

The format for the Nursery day for children taking up a free 30-hour place are set out below, there are 2 options to choose from.

Option 1

  • Monday to Friday 8.45am – 3.30pm
  • Children will need a packed lunch to take to lunch club.
  • For this option there is a £5 charge for lunch club per day. This will need to be paid termly.

Option 2

  • Monday to Thursday 8.45am – 3.30pm and Friday 8.45am – 11.45am
  • Children will need to bring a pack lunch to take to lunch club.
  • There is no charge for this option.

For more information please contact the school office.