30 Hour Entitlement

We are delighted to be able to offer 30 hours of free term time nursery education for eligible children at Blagdon Nursery School. Parents must apply directly to HMRC for their 30 hour entitlement via their website here.

Our 30 hour sessions are 9:00am-3:45 pm, Monday - Thursday and 9.00am - 12.00pm on a Friday. Sessions are Term Time Only. 

Options to top with  breakfast  club are also available. Please see the document below for more details on the scheme and Breakfast Club booking form.

You may be eligible for funding for the 30 hours if you/you and your partner are: in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week. You will need to provide a pack lunch for your child.

If you would like a 30 hour a week space for your child, but cannot access government funding, top up fees of £80.00 per week can be paid.  This fee is payable every half term by invoice.

The HMRC code is valid for 3 months. HMRC will need you to reconfirm every 3 months (they will notify you normally a month BEFORE your eligibility to date runs out). You will need to log back in to your HMRC Childcare Account, and go to ‘SECURE MESSAGES’ then RECONFIRMATION’ section, should take 4 mins. Your CODE will not change, but your eligibility to date will extend a further 3 months.

We are happy to accept children onto our waiting list once they have reached their 2nd birthday.  If your child is 2 years old, please telephone or email our admissions secretary to arrange a viewing and register a place on our waiting list.

We follow the Reading Early Years Schools Admissions Policy.

Nicky Roose  is our Admissions Administrator.  Our registration days are in the afternoon every Wednesday. To arrange a viewing, or if you have any questions about our admissions process, please contact her by phone 0118 937 5425 or email admin@blagdonnursery.reading.sch.uk

Please note that due to COVID restrictions, we are only arranging 1:1 registrations to complete the paperwork, and we are unable to show you around the nursery currently. We have a virtual tour of our nursery school here