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Gladstone Primary Academy

NEF Funding/Price

At Gladstone Academy Preschool, we offer 15 hours (free) for three to four year olds, and two year olds who are entitled to funding. Places are available to children subject to availability, and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. We also do offer 30 hours free childcare for three and four year olds, which is spread through term time as we do not operate the whole year. Parents would need to apply for this themselves, however if support is needed, staff are more than happy to assist with this application.

We encourage visits for the public, and appointments will be made with the manager or deputy manager, so that they are able to offer you a guided tour and answer any queries you may have. After your child secures a place at preschool, a home visit will be arranged. Parents will also take part in play and stay sessions which we offer to every child when they start their very first day with us.

If you are interested in gaining a place at our preschool, please feel free to download and complete the registration form. This can be emailed back to or returned in person to the preschool site.

*Changes due to Coronavirus Pandemic*

Currently, until we are provided with further advice from the Government, we are allowing visits to take place in a safer way (Video calls, and only Garden tours or pictures of the preschool inside). Parents and visitors are currently not allowed into the building. Therefore, discussions and alternative arrangements are made to protect everyone. For our new starters, we will still offer settling and play & stay sessions, but they will consist of different alternatives such as the parent and child spending time inside the garden area. For any other changes which have occurred due to the pandemic, please email the preschool on