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This page has all the factual information parents and families may need to help them find out about our nursery, which we hope is especially useful if you are considering enrolling your child with us. We also have a fun class page where Mrs. Gallen, our nursery teacher, posts pictures and up to date information about what is happening in the nursery. CLICK HERE. This class page is intended to be for families that already have children enrolled with us and want to find out about what we do very day.


To help get your child ready for nursery we have published this parent guide to children's learning and development. We also have our nursery prospectus, below, to inform parents of what our nursery is all about.

Nursery admissions


If you would like your child to join our nursery you will need to apply for a place. Below you will find links to our nursery admissions policy and blank application forms.


Application forms can be submitted by

  • post - Nursery admissions, St. John's CE Primary School, Laund Nook, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1GY
  • email -
  • hand delivered to the school office


To help work out when your child can potentially join us we have also included a document below called 'When can your child join us?' This table shows the date your child will be able to join us depending on their date of birth.


At present you are welcome to apply for a place for your child to start in -

  • January 2018 - Late applications can still be submitted
  • April 2018 - Applications close on December 1st 2017
  • Applications for school year 2018 - 2019
  • September 2018 - Applications close on March 1st 2018
  • January 2019 - Applications close on July 1st 2018
  • April 2019 - Applications close on December 1st 2018

Applications can not be made for any starting dates beyond April 2019.


Open afternoons and evenings


To help you with your applications we have added some open afternoons and evenings to the calendar where you and your child(ren) are invited to come and meet Mrs. Gallen and our Early Years team.

Monday 6th November 2017 at 2pm

Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 2pm

Friday 24th November 2017 at 2pm

Wednesday 29th November at 5pm

Please ring school to let us know you would like to come to one of these sessions.

Our nursery application form is below. Other nursery policies including our Admission, EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Intimate care and Food and Drink policy are found in the policies and paperwork section of this website.

Once you child is coming to our nursery you may want to increase the number of sessions or alter the times of the sessions that they attend. We will always try to accommodate these requests but all changes are subject to availability of places and school resources. We will also have to consider future applications for places that have been made with regards to our admissions policy.

Please complete and return the request form below to let us know of any changes you would like to make.

Contact form for all enquiries regarding St. John's Nursery

Please use this contact form to get in touch with the school with any questions or comments regarding the nursery unit.