Nursery Admissions

Deciding which is the right school to apply to for your child’s education is very important. We are a school right in the centre of Jennett’s Park housing development.

As a Voluntary Aided school, all admissions into our nursery classes are made by the governing body against clear admissions criteria.

Please see our School Tour & Welcome page for a copy of the most up-to-date prospectus.


We offer for children who are aged 3 and 4 :

Rosefinch - Monday to Friday 08:45am – 11:45am - 15 hours funded

Firefinch - Monday to Friday 12:15pm – 3:15pm - 15 hours funded

Bullfinch - Monday to Friday 08:45am – 3:15pm - 32.5 hours = 30-hours funded + 2.5 hours not covered by funding


Type of Nursery Place Days Daily 30 minute charge not covered by funding Daily Session Cost Weekly Cost
15-hours fully funded Monday to Friday

AM 08:45 – 11:45


PM 12:15 – 15:15







32 .5 hours -30-hours funded Monday to Friday

08:45 – 15:15

£3.50 £0.00 £17.50
32 .5 hours -15 -hours funded Monday to Friday

08:45 – 15:15

£3.50 £12.00 £77.50

Prices are correct for Autumn 2023 and will be reviewed for Autumn 2024

To check your eligibility for 30 hours funding for free childcare (15 funded hours plus 15 extended hours) - click Childcare choices for more information.

If you are not eligible for extended hours funding but wish to pay for the additional 15 hours, you may do so. Please see the charges above.

Admission to nursery does not guarantee a place at our school and parents must apply via Bracknell Forest Borough Council for a school place.

JPCE Admissions Policy 2024-25

JP-ADM Nursery Policy 23-24

Nursery-Registration-pack-NEW-September (1)


Timetable for Applications

If your child is born on or between Applications to be made to the school by They are eligible for a free part-time
place in the term following their third
1 April and 31st August 2021  22nd March 2024 Autumn Term (September) 2024
1 September and 31 December 2021 19th July 2024 Spring Term (January) 2025
1 January and 31 March 2022 20th December 2024 Summer Term (April) 2025

The above table indicates the time scales for parents making applications to schools for a part-time place in the term following
their third birthday.

We arrange regular tours of our Nursery with our Early Years Leader Miss Allen. Please contact the school office to book your place or to receive an application form.

Oversubscription criteria

Our Nursery is very popular and is over-subscribed with a waiting list in place that is updated regularly.  Whilst we try to meet parental preferences regarding morning or afternoon sessions, we cannot guarantee these.  Where there is over-subscription, we give priority according to our published criteria in our Nursery Admissions Policy.

Applications received after the closing date will be considered as late applications and discussed at the next timetabled Governors Admissions Committee, which usually take place in September, January, May and June.


Please note that there is no established appeals process for the Nursery class, and numbers are strictly limited due to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Welfare Requirements.