About our Nursery

Hammond Academy offers a nurturing environment for your child to learn through play and has been rated Good by Ofsted. The early years of a child’s life are extremely important in their development. Our nursery staff have years of experience teaching Early-Years and know how to support the children with their individual needs.

Joining our nursery gives your child the opportunity to grow and develop in school surroundings, helping to prepare them for a smooth and happy transition into Reception and beyond.

Why choose our Nursery?

  • Experienced Early-Years Teachers
  • Good Ofsted Rating
  • Large outdoor space for outdoor learning and sensory play
  • Government 30 hours free funding scheme
  • Flexible/soft drop-off & pick-up times
  • Option for extra hours with wrap-around care (self-funded in addition to free 15 or 30 hour scheme)


We would like to invite anyone interested in our Nursery to come and see our facilities and meet the team. Please click the link below to view available dates and book a tour.

When can your child join our Nursery?

We have a new Nursery intake at the start of every school year. Admissions close for that intake at the end of February and children will start Nursery that September. Please apply using the button above, or download our application form here. To see our Nursery Admissions Arrangements click here. To download

If your child is 3+ and you would like them to start nursery mid-year, please get in contact as we sometimes have places available throughout the school year. Please e-mail our office team for further information on admissions@hammondacademy.org.uk.

Nursery timings

The nursery at Hammond Academy offers the 30 hours free childcare scheme and is available for the below hours during term-time.

Option 115 hours per weekMon – Fri8.45am-11.45amNo lunch
Add-on sessions available
Lunch 11.45-12.45
Afternoon 11.45-14.25
Afternoon extension 14.45-15.15
Option 230 hours per week
(Lunch would be self-funded)
Please check your eligibility for 30
hours free childcare at Gov.UK)
Mon – Fri8.45am – 2.45pmWith lunch
Add-on sessions available
Afternoon extension 14.45-15.15
Our breakfast and after school clubs are also available.

Additional hours

We can offer additional self-funded hours if you would like your child to be at nursery for longer than your government funding entitles you to. This includes our wrap-around care which runs from 7.45am-8.45am and 2.45pm until 6.00pm. For more information about our extended provision click here.

How to join our Nursery

If your child is born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, they will be able to start at our Nursery in September 2024. To apply for a nursery place for your child, please complete the online form on the link below. If you would rather complete a paper copy, please e-mail admissions@hammondacademy.org.uk.

Places will be offered to parents/carers by email. Please see more details about our nursery arrangements here.

Funding your childcare

We are delighted to be part of the Government’s 30 hour free childcare scheme. To understand more about it, check eligibility and apply for the funding, you can visit their website here.

I have loved seeing my son’s confidence grow over the last year at Nursery. He gets involved in a variety of different activities and is excited to go back each morning.

Parent, Hammond Academy Nursery