Nursery & Preschool

Welcome to Little Robins Nursery & Preschool

At Robins Lane Community Primary School, we are very lucky to have our amazing Nursery and Preschool. Our Nursery welcomes children from the 2nd birthday and our Preschool welcomes children following their 3rd birthday.

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Nursery Admissions

Our 2-year old Nursery has three admission intakes each year, at the start of each term - one in September, January and April. Children are eligible to start in our Nursery in the term following their 2nd birthday. For example;

Child's age

Admission date

Turns 2 on, or before, 31st August 2024

September 2024

Turns 2 on, or before, 31st December 2024

January 2025

Turns 2 on, or before, 31st March 2025

April 2025

Turns 2 on, or before 31st August 2025

September 2025

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Preschool Admissions

Our pre-school Nursery has three admission intakes each year, at the start of each term - one in September, January and April. Children are eligible to start in our Nursery in the term following their 3rd birthday. For example;

Child's age

Admission date

Turns 3 on, or before, 31st August 2024

September 2024

Turns 3 on, or before, 31st December 2024

January 2025

Turns 3 on, or before, 31st March 2025

April 2025

Turns 3 on, or before, 31st August 2025

September 2025

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To register for our Nursery or Preschool waitlist, please click below;

Click Here For Our Nursery & Preschool Waitlist Registration

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Our Published Admission Number (PAN)

3/4 Year Old Maintained Preschool PAN (places that are allocated by St Helens Council)

3/4 Year Old Little Robins Preschool (Wrap-Around) PAN (places that are allocated directly by school)

2 Year Old Little Robins Nursery PAN

Number of places 

26 AM places

8 AM places

24 PM places

5 AM places

5 PM places

If you make an application to St Helens Council for our Nursery and are told we are full, please contact the school directly as we may still be able to offer you a place. This is because Robins Lane Nursery operates as a Local Authority 'Maintained' Nursery and a Private, Voluntary & Independent (PVI) Nursery. There is no difference to your child which setting allocates the place - the funding, hours and everything else is exactly the same. We added the PVI setting to expand our Nursery as we have lots of space to occupy more than 26 children. 

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Funding

Children who are 2 may entitled to 15-hours funding via 'Passport for 2's' or 'Childcare Choices' for working parents. The funded 15-hours are taken as follows at Robins Lane;

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM Session

8.30am-11.30am

or;

PM Session

12.15pm-3.15pm

AM Session

8.30am-11.30am

or;

PM Session

12.15pm-3.15pm

AM Session

8.30am-11.30am

or;

PM Session

12.15pm-3.15pm

AM Session

8.30am-11.30am

or;

PM Session

12.15pm-3.15pm

AM Session

8.30am-11.30am

or;

PM Session

12.15pm-3.15pm

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All children who are 3 are entitled to 15-hours funding. The funded 15-hours are taken as follows at Robins Lane in our Maintained Preschool;

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

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2-Year Old Funding

To check if you are eligible for 15-hours funding for your 2-year old, you can check the following two access routes;

For 'Passport for 2's' (parents in receipt of certain benefits) click here: https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/article/5254/Passport-for-2s

For working parents, click here: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/upcoming-changes-to-childcare-support/

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30-Hours Free Childcare for 3/4 Year Olds

Working parents may be eligible for 30-hours free childcare. You can check your eligibility here;

https://www.childcarechoices.org

If eligible for 30-hours childcare, the hours are taken as follows;

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6.75 hours

8.30am-3.15pm

6.75 hours

8.30am-3.15pm

6.75 hours

8.30am-3.15pm

6.75 hours

8.30am-3.15pm

3 hours

8.30am-11.30am

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Charges

If you are not eligible for funding, but still wish for your child to attend Nursery, the charges are;

2-Year Old charge to stay for the full school day (additional 3.75 hours outside of 15 funded hours)

£27.00 per day

3/4 Year Old Lunch time charge (11.30am-12.15pm)

£4.00 per day

3/4 Year Old Full afternoon (school day) charge (11.30am-3.15pm)

£23.00 per day

Breakfast club charge (7.45am-8.30am) *available for 3/4 year olds (2-Year Old's can attend from September 24)

£5.00

After-school club charge (3.15pm-6.00pm) *available for 3/4 year olds (2-Year Old's can attend from September 24)

£10.00 (or you can pay £5.00 for an earlier collection time of 4.15pm)

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For more details on our Maintained and Little Robins Wrap-Around Preschool and Nursery, please click on the documents below. 

For further information about admissions, please visit https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/article/5714/School-admission-arrangements