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Applying for a Nursery place

2yr Nursery Places

If your child is between 2 and 3 years of age, you have an income below £16,190 and are claiming one of the following benefits, you could be eligible for a free early education place with a childcare provider:

  • Income Support

  • Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Guaranteed Element of the State Pension Credit

  • Or Child Tax Credit, provided you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

    You cannot be in receipt of Working Tax Credit (except during the four-week period immediately after the employment ceases, or after you start to work fewer than 16 hours per week).

    If you meet the criteria above apply now!


To find out if you are eligible for a free early education place go to to complete the online form. You will need to know your National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers Number and basic information about yourself and then your child (those under the age of 3).

Once you have submitted your online eligibility form you will receive a reference number to include on your application.


3yr Nursery Places

To apply you will need to complete the application form below and submit to the Nursery office.

Your child may also be eligible for additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium if you have a household income below £16190 and are claiming one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and with a family gross income of less than £16,190)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only
  • Universal Credit



To apply you will need to complete an application form which is available electronically below or from the Nursery office.

For any applications you will need to contact the school office to make an appointment where you will need to bring either your child’s passport or birth certificate. for proof of identity.

For further information regarding admissions at Acacia, please contact Beverley Jones on 02085584444

Oversubscription Criteria

If no places are available a waiting list is held. Allocations will be made based on a space becoming available for the child at the top of the waiting lists.