• How to apply for Arc Nursery

Application process

The Arc Nursery operates a first come first served basis for those children who have been on the waiting list the longest, although those with siblings already at the nursery do get priority. Other factors deciding which child can be offered a place in the nursery are things such as extenuating circumstances affecting the child’s welfare or the welfare of his/her family.

We operate an equality of opportunity policy and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, religion, colour and creed, or sexual orientation of parents or carers.

Sign up for our Waiting List

Due to the high volume of applicants that the nursery has received, the waiting list is now closed. At this time there is no re-opening date scheduled, however if you wish to be notified when the list reopens, please email us.

Government Funded Places (FEEE)

All settings registered to accept government funding (detailed in the code of practice) must offer up to 15 hours per week nursery provision places for children aged three to five years old, as specified by the local authority. Please note for nursery education funded sessions are funded termly which is for 38 weeks of the year not 52. Funding begins the term following your child’s third birthday and does not cover the full cost of attending The Arc Nursery.

This government subsidy to nursery fees does not cover the following:

  • Breakfast (before 9am)
  • Lunch, afternoon tea, fruit, snacks and milk
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Coats for outdoor play
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Regular outings and trips
  • A high staff to child ratio
  • An exceptionally high level of equipment and resources

Our nursery fees are therefore additional to government funding and you will be invoiced monthly for these.