Little Acorns Nursery and Pre School



Welcome to Little Acorns' Nursery and Pre-School 

We are a 12 place Nursery and a 16 place Pre-School; operating from two rooms within Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School. 

We operate Monday- Friday term time only and currently offer morning, afternoon or whole day sessions for children from the age of 2 years old.

If you would like to apply for a place at Little Acorns please call in for an application form and more information.

If you would like to know more please call 0151-639-2991 Or call into nursery and pre-school to have a look at what we have to offer  (No appointment necessary)



We look forward to welcoming you to Little Acorn’s Nursery and Pre-School

                                    Lorna Rudzinski (Nursery and Pre-School Manager).

                                   Trish Dewhurst (Deputy Lead of 2 year old provision)


You can pay for your children's hours or use some or all of your 15 hours funded childcare or a combination of both.

Funding does not start until the term after the child’s 2nd birthday.

Who is eligible for the 15 hours FREE funded childcare?

 · 3 year old children - All children are eligible for 15 hours FUNDED childcare the term after their 3 rd birthday.

 · 2 year old children - Your child may be eligible for 15 hours FUNDED childcare the term after their 2nd birthday if: You receive:

· Income Support

· Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

· the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

 · Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190

· the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

· Working Tax Credits and earn £16,190 a year or less Your child:

· is looked after by a local council

· has a current statement of special education needs or an education health and care plan

 · receives Disability Living Allowance

· has left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order 


When is my child eligible to start? If you wish to pay for a place, your child is eligible for a paid place from their 2nd birthday. If your child will be taking a place using their entitlement to 2 year old funding or 3 year old funding, they will be eligible for a place the term after their 2nd or 3rd birthday, this means:

· children born between 1st January and 31st March become eligible to start school in April (Summer Term)

· children born between 1st April and 31st August become eligible to start school in September (Autumn Term)

· children born between 1st September and 31st December become eligible to start school in January (Spring Term).

 How do I apply? To apply for a place in our Pre-school you must fill out an application form and return it to our school office along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and recent proof of your address (e.g. utility bill).

To register for 2 year old funding you must apply online to the Local Authority

Applications are to be submitted online:


Please bear in mind that applications are now processed on a monthly basis, but funding will not commence until the term after the child’s 2ndbirthday.

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