Welcome to Bowerham Nursery!
We are delighted to announce that Bowerham Primary & Nursery school has extended its age range to take 2-11 year olds.
You are welcome to apply for a place in our Nursery once your child has reached his/her first/second birthday. Your child may take up their place at the start of the term after second/third birthday – if we are able to offer you a place you will be notified a term in advance. We have a minimum booking requirement of 3 sessions per week.
Please remember that you will need to reapply for a place at your chosen Primary School in the October before your child starts school, even if you wish your child to continue their educational journey at Bowerham.
From September 2017 the Government doubled the amount of free childcare for eligible working parents of three and four year olds from 15 hours per week to 30 hours per week.
The current free entitlement for all 3 and 4 years olds will continue to be 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (i.e. 570 hours). The 30 hours free childcare is an extension of the current free hours and provides an additional 15 hours of free childcare for children where parents are eligible.
By offering working parents the additional free childcare the government aims to give parents real choice about how they balance raising children with their working lives. The 30 hours free childcare also aims to support those parents who wish to work, or to work more hours, to be able to do so.