If you wish to find out further information about our EYFS (Nursery/Reception) facility or to enquire about places then please contact our EYFS Team on (01952) 386073


Staring Nursery

Every 3 and 4 year old child is entitled to 15 hours per week of free early years provision, for 38 weeks per year from the term after their third birthday.

Children are eligible at the start of the term following their third birthday until statutory school age, so a child born between:

Eligibility by term

Children born between

Eligible to start from

1 April to 31 August

Autumn Term

Start September

1 September to 31 December

Spring Term

Starts January

1 January to 31 March

Summer Terms

Starts April


If you wish to apply for the free 30 hour offer (Full Time Nursery place).

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Create a HMRC Account.  Go through the 30 application and you will be given an 11 digit code (usually beginning with 500). The school has to see evidence of your code and renew date to be offered this facility.  You need to apply for the code the term before you require the place.  Codes have to be renewed every 3 months to be offered a space at school.

We do offer the facility where you can pay for additional sessions, if you do not have a funding code. These are £14.75 per session, which can be booked on ParentPay, following pre-arrangement with the school.

Starting school

When can my child start school?

All children are entitled to start in a Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday. Children do not, however, have to start school in September if it is felt that they are not ready.

The application process will begin around twelve months before your child is eligible to start school.

Applying For a Place in Reception

Telford & Wrekin admissions websiteApplications have to be made online to Telford & Wrekin Council, Admissions Team here. Parents and carers are welcome to use the school’s facilities to access the website if they are unable to at home.

Use the link below to find out more information or to apply for a place in Reception at Woodlands Primary & Nursery School.

Telford & Wrekin Council – School Admissions

Applying For a Place GUIDANCE

To apply for any school places please see the useful guidance:

Applying for a school place guidance

Closing date  for secondary applications for the Sept 2023 Year 6 pupils is the 31 October 2022.