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Nursery Admissions - Starting September 2022

Was your child born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019?  Are you interested in them attending The Grove Nursery?

Nursery Applications - Timeline 2022

Nursery Admissions are managed by the school, rather than Hertfordshire County Council.  This means applications are made by completing the google form that you will be able to find on this page. The link went ‘live’ on 31st January and initial allocations for the new academic year have now been made.  This includes 15 and 30 hour places.

We try to make sure there are a few places available for late applications so get in touch if you want to find out if we can help!


Prospective Parent Tours

We invite prospective parents to come and meet the Head Teacher or Nursery Teacher and provide an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.  We love meeting new families and telling them all about our Nursery!  As a first step, we suggest you watch the recording below and come along ready to ask any questions you may have.


Session Allocation

All families are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery provision. The Nursery at The Grove has two sessions: the morning group attend from 8.30 am – 11.30 am and the afternoon group attend from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm.   


Lunch Club

At The Grove there is a lunch club for Nursery children run by Munchkins offering an additional hour of provision in the middle of the day.  Part time attendees can book places at lunch club so that children can either stay for lunch after their morning session or arrive early to have lunch before they start the afternoon session.  Lunch is not provided - children bring their own packed lunch to eat in the setting.  A half termly fee is payable for this provision. 

Children attending for 30 hours a week automatically have a place allocated at Munchkins and the school fund the places.


30-hour Provision

We are also able to offer 30-hour provision to families who have the appropriate eligibility code and if we have capacity to do so.  Spaces may or may not be limited, as this is contingent on the number of part time applications that are made. You can use this link to find out if your family are eligible for 30 hour provision: .  Parents sometimes ask us about paying for 30 hour provision: again, this is sometimes possible if there are spaces available in the sessions after funded places have been allocated.


Session Preference

Morning and afternoon sessions are allocated after places have been accepted.  We ask parents to let us know which session they would prefer and then we allocate accordingly.

Presentation for Prospective Parents - Nursery 2022

Nursery Brochure 2022

Nursery Admissions Policy 2022


Primary Admissions - Reception September 2022

Primary Admissions for September 2022 closed on 15th January 2022 but late applications can be made at any time.  There are spaces available so get in touch with us if you want to visit or ask any questions! 

This year applications should be made if your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018: follow this link to the HCC web page to apply:

School Admissions page

Infant Brochure 2021/22

We know that it is important for prospective parents to have a look around a school and are delighted to welcome visitors.  Call the school office to make an appointment and we will be happy to accomodate you!



Films - a great way to get a first impression of The Grove

Last year we were not been able to show parents around in person, so we made two films introducing The Grove.  Why not have a look? 


The Grove Junior School

Our 'sister' school shares our site, our passion for high quality Primary education and we know that it helps parents to have the opportunity to understand more about the Juniors when making the decision to come to the Infants!   Why not look at this short film to get a glimpse of school life there?

Enquiries to the school office can be made via email or phone:

01582 760031

In Year Admissions
If you arrive in the area and are looking for a school place you are welcome to give us a ring - we currently have spaces in our Year 1class for in year admissions and are happy to talk to you about this. Please bear in mind that all in year admissions are dealt with administratively by Hertfordshire County Council and you can contact them on this number:  0300 123 4043.  They will be able to tell you how to secure a place.