Admissions

Admissions Information

From Sept 2024 Offer Information and Extended Hours 2024 – 2025

Information in this section:

  • How to Apply for a Nursery Place
  • Sessions Available at our School including 30 hours
  • Additional Paid for Hours
  • How to Accept your Place
  • 2 Year Old Places – How to apply
  • Admissions contacts
  • Freshfield Communication’s with parents

How to apply for a Nursery place

Applications are to be made online at www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Closing date for September admissions is 31st March.

Closing date for January admissions is 31st October.

Closing date for Easter admissions is 15th February.

If you have any problems or queries please contact the Admissions Support and Advice Team 0161 217 6022 or email admissions.support@stockport.gov.uk

15 to 30 hours per week places, term time only, are available at Freshfield Nursery School. 30 hours places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please see 30 hours page for further information.

Children are usually admitted to Freshfield in the September following their 3rd birthday.

Places are offered to applicants, who are resident in Stockport, in the following order:

  1. Children who meet the priority admission criteria.
  2. Children from within the relevant nursery area (see below).
  3. Children from outside the nursery area.

Nursery Areas

All addresses in Stockport are within the priority area of an infant or primary school. These priority areas have been grouped together to form ‘nursery areas’ and these are shown on the application form.

Sessions Available at our School from Sept 2022


2 ½ DAYS FIRST HALF OF WEEK (15 Hours)
Monday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Wednesday8.30 am – 11.30 am
These children will need to bring a packed lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays.
OR


2 ½ DAYS SECOND HALF OF WEEK (15 hours)
Wednesday 8.30 am to 2.30 pm
Thursday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Friday 8.30 am – 11.30 am
These children will need to bring a packed lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays


Plus we offer 30 hours places.
Please see our 30 hours page for further details

30 hours places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
30 hour sessions at Freshfield are:
8.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday (5 days with a packed lunch daily)
OR
8.00 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday (4 days with a packed lunch daily and includes Breakfast Club)
OR
8.00 am to 3.30 pm Tuesday to Friday (4 days with a packed lunch daily and includes Breakfast Club)

These are our normal hours offered, however if you require hours other than the above please contact the school office.
Breakfast Club and/or After School Club can still be requested, on a paid for by hour basis, on top of these 30 hours

For details on how to register and check for eligibility for the 30 hours visit: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Once you have been formally offered a 15 hours place complete and sign the contract, booking form and terms and conditions contract, booking form and terms and conditions from Sept 23 amended TC
contract, booking form and terms and conditions 2024 – 2025 inc 2 year old funding

and send this to admin@freshfield.stockport.sch.uk.

Sessions must be booked for a least one full term. The Local Authority requires parents to renew their eligibility codes on a termly basis.

Additional Paid for Hours

Extended Hours Available – please visit our extended hours page for further details

  • 30 hours
  • Breakfast Club 8.00 am to 8.30 am daily
  • Wednesday Care either 8.30 am to 12.30 pm or 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • After School Club either 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm or 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm

Extended hours can be claimed through the 30 hours initiative or can be ‘paid for’. Please see our Charging Policy for details of costs for extended sessions. Sessions must be booked for a full half term.

Payment Methods

Payments can be made by cash/cheque/BACS or can be made via the childcare voucher scheme or Tax Free childcare.  We also accept card or Paypal payments via the Parentmail app – log on details will be sent upon admission.

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How to Accept your Place Once You Receive Confirmation Letter or Email from the LA (usually end of May)

Click to download – how to accept your place Sept24

2 Year Old Places Admission Process

Please see our 2 year old page for further details

Admission to the 2 year olds is on a termly basis. Places are usually available the term following your child’s 2nd Birthday ie September, January or Easter.

Please complete the application form found on our 2 year old page and either return to school or email to admin@freshfield.stockport.sch.uk. If you are applying for an eligible for funding place we will need to see a copy of your eligibility letter.

To check if you are eligible please visit your nearest Children’s Centre or email eypt@stockport.gov.uk

Contacts

Early Years Team, Town Hall – Tel 0161 217 6022

Website: www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Family Info Link – Tel 0808 800 0606

National Childcare Website: www.childcarelink.gov.uk

Freshfield Nursery School Contact Page

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Freshfield Nursery School
Communication Methods with Parents

Please see below the list of apps we use to communicate with parents. We hope this helps explain
the need for school to have different apps for specific uses.

Iris Parentmail App
Used for
 Sending text messages and emails to parents. This includes all starter and induction
information and reminders that have been requested by parents.
 Emails with health information from the local authority.
 Payments to school for extended hours, school fund, fundraising.
 Online forms for safeguarding and induction information.
 Absence requests forms for parents to request time off for holidays.
 Surveys.
 Absence communications from parents to school.
 Newsletters to parents.

Tapestry
 Two way communication between school and parents regarding your child’s learning and
play which features photographs, text and videos.

Medical Tracker
 An immediate system that informs parents by email of any accidents/injuries or medical
information in relation to their child at Nursery.

SIMS Parent app Lite
This app enables parents to see their child’s main registration details held by school on our Sims system. Parents can check these details and if they wish to amend any information, they can do so directly on this app.  This system automatically sends a message to school to let us know.  This parent/school communication system ensures all pupil information records are accurate at any given time.  This system is GDPR compliant.

Emails/Phone
 Please contact school at any time via email
admin@freshfield.stockport.sch.uk or 0161 442 6944

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We are now accepting places within our two year old provision for September 2024. Funded and paid places available 15 or 30 hours, to apply please email admin@freshfield.stockport.sch.uk or contact the school office on 0161 442 6944 or download the application from our website. 📚✏️⭐️

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