Nursery Admissions

Admissions to Nursery classes

Thank you for expressing an interest in Whitehill Community Academy Nursery!

We offer both 15 and 30 hour funded places. All children aged 3-4 years old are entitled to the universal 15 hours of funded nursery care; parents are not required to apply for this, school will apply on your behalf.

Please see below details for eligibility criteria for 30 hours of funded nursery care, which parents must apply for directly on the website.

  • Your child must be three or four years old;
  • Both parents must be working, or 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, or National Living Wage;
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000;
  • Parents on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or those unable to work due to disability or who have caring responsibilities, can also still be eligible.


The universal 15 hours of funded care can be taken as two full days and one half day at either the beginning or end of the week, or 5 morning only sessions. The 30 hours of funded care can be taken as five full days 8:25am-2:25pm or, alternatively, you can opt for 3 or 4 full days using only part of your 30 hours of funding. You do not have to use the full 30 hours.

If you have any specific requirements, please contact school directly or email

Please see table below for examples of how the funding can be taken:

15 Hour Funding Example 1 15 Hour Funding Example 2 15 Hour Funding Example 3 30 Hour Funding Example
Monday 8:25am-2:25pm 8:25am-11:25am 8:25am-2:25pm
Tuesday 8:25am-2:25pm 8:25am-11:25am 8:25am-2:25pm
Wednesday 8:25am-11:25am 11:25am-2:25pm 8:25am-11:25am 8:25am-2:25pm
Thursday 8:25am-2:25pm 8:25am-11:25am 8:25am-2:25pm
Friday 8:25am-2:25pm 8:25am-11:25am 8:25am-2:25pm
  • We do not offer afternoon only sessions; these can only be taken where your child is accessing Wednesday afternoon as part of 15-hour funding at the latter end of the week, or on days where your child is also attending the morning session, making up a full day.
  • If you need additional care, extra sessions can be paid for at an additional charge. This care is for term time only.
  • Any requested care or changes to your child’s nursery sessions will be subject to availability and eligibility.
  • Children who attend our nursery within the Calderdale Reception admissions window will receive higher priority for our Reception intake for the following September, should we become oversubscribed.

Additional care charges

If you require additional care, you can request extra nursery sessions (if your child is only accessing 15 hours funding entitlement) or wrap around care sessions as part of our wrap around care facility the ‘Zone’.

Wrap Around Care from 7:00am £7.00
Wrap Around Care from 8:00am £2.30
Nursery Morning Session £13.85
Nursery Afternoon Session £13.85
School Dinner £2.10
Wrap Around Care to 4:00pm £7.00
Wrap Around Care to 5:00pm £11.60
Wrap Around Care to 6:00pm £16.20
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