Kelvedon St. Mary’s C of E Primary Academy

Nursery Admissions

Admissions to the Kelvedon Primary Academy Nursery is an entirely separate process to admissions to the school and does not come under the Kelvedon Primary Academy Admissions criteria or policy.

Admission to the Nursery is not a guarantee and is subject to availability of space on application.

Please note, a placement in the Nursery is not a guarantee of a placement in the school.

All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early learning a week until they either go into reception class or reach compulsory school age (the term following their 5th birthday).

Kelvedon Primary Academy Nursery will admit applicants to its nursery from the September after the child turns three years of age.

Kelvedon Primary Academy Nursery offers 15-hour placements on either of the following options:

Option 1: 09:00 — 15:00 Monday and Tuesday and 09:00 — 12:00 Wednesday during term time


Option 2: 12:00 — 15:00 Wednesday and 09:00 — 15:00 Thursday and Friday during term time

*Parent/carers who are eligible for 30 hours free entitlement may apply for both options if places are available.

*Parents/carers wishing to pay top up to 30 hours at a charge of £5.00 per hour may apply for both options if places are available.

Kelvedon Primary Academy Nursery offers an early start option, if places are available, for a child to begin their placement at the start of the next term after they turn three using their eligible funding or at a top up charge of £5.00 per hour

Born on or between Early Start Option
1 September — 31 December Spring term (January onwards)
1 January — 31 March Summer term (April onwards)
1 April — 31 August Normal September Start

How to claim Free Early Education Entitlement

Kelvedon Primary Academy will be able to claim funding from Essex County Council. The funding is paid directly to the academy on a termly basis.

Each term Kelvedon Primary Academy will ask you to sign a parent/carer agreement form. The form is your commitment to that childcare provider for your child’s place for that term. Kelvedon Primary Academy will then submit the form to Essex County Council to claim your Free Early Education Entitlement for the next term.

Application for places in the Kelvedon Primary Academy Nursery should be made directly to the academy by completing the application form below. Once competed online, should be sent by e-mail to

Edenred Electronic Childcare Voucher Carer Account Number P21238551

Computershare Voucher account number 0026354309

Co-op Flexible Benefits: 85119695

(A paper copy of the application form can be obtained from the school office, on request, for completion to be returned in person to the office or by post.)

Please email applications forms or questions about Kelvedon Academy Nursery to