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Rishworth School Nursery Admissions

Opening Times, Fees and Admissions Procedures

Nursery children are accommodated in the School’s Foundation Stage Unit. It is here that we aim to provide a positive start to your child’s school years by offering them empowering experiences.  The Foundation Stage is structured to promote the Early Learning Goals for children’s learning from the age of 3 until the school year in which your child becomes 5.  

We are a validated provider of nursery education, making us eligible for Early Years Educational grant funding for three and four year olds.

Children may join the Foundation Stage Unit from the age of three, as long as there are spaces available.  In the period between their third birthday and the start of their pre-school year, a flexible programme and timetable can be arranged to suit individual needs.  

The Nursery is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Pre-School and after-school care is currently available from 7.45am to 8.30am and 4.30pm to 5.45pm. 

Fees – 2024 / 25

Registration fee

Payable on registration and non-refundable



Please note the below fees are provided as a guide for children starting from September 2024. Once an application has been received a personalised quote will be provided for the Nursery provision you require. 


Fees across 38 weeks:





Full Day




Single Session




Single Session inc lunch




Full Week





Fees across 50 weeks (stretched)





Full Day




Single Session




Single Session inc lunch




Full Week






Early Education Funding

The Nursery is an accredited provider of Early Education Funding for three- and four-year olds. The funding is available from the term after the child's third birthday until the term in which the child reaches five years of age. The funding will start in Nursery and may continue into the Reception class depending upon your child's date of birth. Each child is entitled to up to 30 hours funding per school term week (38 weeks per year). Rishworth School also offers a 'stretched' service where 30 hours of funding can be stretched for all year round provision (50 weeks per year). 

If you need further information about the Early Education Funding scheme, please read our Funding Fact Sheet for Parents 2024 document:


Please visit for more information about how to apply for your early education funding. Our accounts team at or call 01422 822217 can also support, if you have any further questions about funding available. 

Childcare Vouchers

We do accept childcare vouchers and any parent wishing to use them should contact our accounts team at at Rishworth School or call 01422 820917.  The vouchers may be used to pay for Nursery fees and Reception fees up until the term in which the child reaches the age of 5. For new entrants, parents will need to register for Tax Free Childcare ( Please note that if paying with childcare vouchers you will still have to ensure that all fees are paid before the usual due date. A drink and a snack are included in each session.

Please note that the sibling discount does not apply to children in the Nursery.

Admission to the Nursery

Children are accepted following discussion with the Rishworth School Head or Deputy Head of Preparatory and Nursery. Along with completion of a) our application form (see below) and b) acceptance form together with c) payment of a non-refundable registration fee of £50*.  Please contact the Admissions Department at 01422 822217 if you would like further information and to arrange an individualised tour of Rishworth School Preparatory and Nursery at Heathfield House.

Children continuing from Nursery into our Reception Class must complete an Acceptance and Registration Form and pay the acceptance deposit.  This should normally be completed by the February of their pre-school year.

Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of Fees and Extras.   The School's Terms and Conditions are available on request from the Admissions Department

Please complete the nursery application form which can be found here: 

Welcome to our Nursery Admissions Application Form Page.

We are delighted you would like to complete an application for consideration to join Rishworth School Nursery.

To help your application run smoothly and in a timely manner. Here are some simple instructions to help you complete the form:

1. Please take time when completing the application form. Before you proceed you will need to ensure you have an attachable birth certificate to attach to the Application Form.

2. Please read the information underneath each field to help you complete the application form in each section.

3. When you have completed details for the 1st Parent or Guardian. You will need to 'Add Additional Contact' if their is another Parent or Guardian to be attached to your Application.

4. You will also need to 'Add Additional Contact' for other people with parental responsibility the school needs to be made aware of to support your child. 

5. Once you have submitted your details an automated email will follow to provide instructions on how to pay your registration fee in order to complete your application.

6. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at to help complete your application. 

We look forward to reviewing your application with you in due course. 

Nursery Application