Jenyns First School and Nursery

Our Children, Our Future.


Admissions 2023

A warm welcome from Jenyns First School and Nursery. We are pleased that you are interested in finding out more about our wonderful school. We are holding an Open Evening for prospective Nursery and Reception parents for pupils starting in September 2023 on Thursday 10th November 2022 at 4:30pm. 


You will have the opportunity to meet the team and listen to our school offer which includes: our vision for our pupils, our curriculum, our learning environment, the school day and much more


If you would like to attend please book your space using the link below:

Reception & Nursery Open Evening Bookings


We will also be holding tours for small groups on the following weeks:

Tuesday, 15th November 2022

Thursday, 24th November 2022

Thursday, 1st December 2022

Click on the dates to book through Eventbrite. We have limited tickets for each tour.


We look forward to meeting you all. 


Please contact the school if you require a school tour. 

Our Nursery


We currently offer 15 free hours entitlement per week based on five mornings, for those turning four years in the school year. 


Session times are: 8:50am - 11:50am (collect at 12:00)


We also have availability to extend these hours to the afternoon, including a lunch break. The extended hours can be supported by the Government '30 hours free child care' or be charged at our current hourly rate of £5.60

To check if you could be entitled to additional nursery hours please check eligibility with the government website:


We aim to provide a service that is flexible to work around your working hours so this does not have to be a five-day week option. However, we do encourage parents to consider the importance of consistency for children to benefit from a fixed routine, a progressive curriculum offer and consistent social experiences with their peers. 


Those children staying for 30 hours will stay for the lunch period. Our children are very lucky in that our food provider Herts Catering Limited (HCL) will provide a hot lunch every day for a child attending 30 hours. The cost is £2.33 per day. You can rest assured that your child has had a healthy and nutritious meal. Alternatively, you can provide your child with a packed lunch each day and we will ensure that this is given to them during the 30 minute lunch period. 


We will also provide your child with a mid-morning and mid- afternoon snack (fruit) every day, as well as milk or water as required. 


Session times for extended hours: 8:50am - 3:20pm 


Please do ask our Mrs Turner in the office for the latest availability. 


You may wish to learn more about childcare provision; Childcare and Free Early Education

Nursery Admissions for September 2023


For children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 parents can apply online for their child's nursery place from 1st November 2022 until Sunday 15th January 2023.


Application Form

An application form for admissions to start September 2023 will be available on this website from 1st November 2022.


Application Process



Child born between

Applications Open

Applications Close

Places Offered

Deadline to respond to offer


01 Sep 19 – 31 Aug 20

01 November 2022

15 January 2023





Children are normally admitted in September each year from the age of three, the year they are turning four.   


Late applications will be processed after the on-time applications. We recognise that some families may move into the area after the application deadline, or other families may not have decided to apply until later in the summer term. We will do our best to accommodate these children in our Nursery if places are available.

In Year Admissions - Reception to Year 4


If you would like your child to attend our school in any other year group, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.