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Nursery places for two to five year olds are available for more information

please call 01535 605272 or email
Funded places are 8.45am to 11.45am for mornings or
12.30pm to 3.30pm for afternoons, or 8.45am to 3.30pm for two and a half day places.
30 hours places also available for 3 year olds.





Wrap around provision times are from 7.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday

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Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015 all nursery aged provision were able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s learning and development.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides up to an extra £310 a year for the nursery for each eligible child taking up their 15 hours of funded early education.

We will use this funding on a range of strategies to ensure we have a positive impact on children’s progress and in particular those children who are in danger of falling behind. For example targeted group work and one to one support.

Recently we have used this funding for Forest Schools & movement/dance workshops. We have also purchased a copy of our core story for each Pupil Premium child. In addition from 2021 we contribute to the Keighley Imagination Library to fund every Early Years Pupil Premium child. This programme launched by the Dollywood Foundation ensures every child receives a book in the post each month, addressed personally to them until they are 5. Visit our Imagination Library page to find out more.


3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

  • Their family gets 1 of the following:

O   Income Support

O   Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

O   Income related Employment and Support Allowance

O   Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

O   The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

O   Child Tax Credit

(Provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

O   Working Tax Credit run on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

O   Universal Credit

  • They have been in local authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
  • They have been adopted from care in England or Wales
  • They have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

Strong Close Nursery School, Airedale Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4LW. Phone 01535 605272.
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