Register your interest

St Monica's Nursery welcomes children from the day of their second birthday up until they are ready to move to Reception Class. We are able to have up to 28 children per session including a limited number of places for 2 year olds. If you would like to register your interest please use the link below to complete an enquiry form. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Nursery Office. 

Early Education Funding (EEF) 

Some 2 year old children are entitled to up to 15 hours funding, the term after their 2nd birthday. This is based on strict eligibility criteria and must be applied for through Warrington Borough Council.

All children become eligible for EEF the term following their third birthday. Every child is eligible for the universal 15 hours EEF per week up to a maximum of 570 hours per academic year. This is regardless of parental/carer’s income or working status. 

Working parents, who fulfil the eligibility criteria, are entitled to an additional 15 hours EEF per week (called ‘extended entitlement’), up to a maximum of 1,140 hours per academic year. 

Irrespective of whether you are claiming 15 or 30 hours EEF, all parents/carers must complete a Parent Declaration Form. This allows our Nursery Leader to claim the EEF from Warrington Borough Council on your behalf. 

Parent Declaration Forms are available from our Nursery Office, without a signed Parent Declaration Form on file, you will not receive any funding. 

We try to be as flexible as possible to suit the needs of our children and families. Parents/carers, whose children enroll at the nursery before they become eligible for the EEF, will be invoiced for their sessions termly. 

Where children exceed their 15 or 30 hours EEF per week, parents/carers will be invoiced for the additional sessions termly.

3 & 4 Year Old Extended Entitlement

You may be eligible for a further 15 hours of free childcare if you (and your partner) each earn a minimum of the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum wage, or minimum wage and less than £100,000 a year. 

You can check your eligibility and apply for your 30 hour code at . It is important that you reconfirm your circumstances every 3 months to keep this support active.

Eligibility dates:

Having a 30 hour code does not mean your child is eligible to start their 30 hour place. The table below explains cut off dates by which you must have a valid code to start your 30 hours the next term.

Child’s Birthday                                                         

Application Date

30 Hours Funded place 

1st September 31st December

Apply around mid-October.

Deadline for next term funding 31st December.

Spring Term, January 

1st January 31st March

Apply around mid-January. 

Deadline for next term funding 31st March.

Summer Term, April

1st April 31st August

Apply around mid-June. Deadline for next term funding 31st August.

Autumn Term, September

If you miss your 30 hour application deadline, the funding will start the term after you have your 30 hours. Eg, birthday on 20th August, apply for 30 hours on 1st September, 15 hours funding from 1st September but 30 hours not until January. You can not start a new funded place within the grace period, so in some cases you may need to reconfirm your details before you can use your code.


Please click the link to complete a enquiry form to register your interest. 


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About Our School

St Monica's Catholic Primary School
We would love to welcome you to our friendly school, we are situated in the heart of Appleton, and have great transport links to Stockton Heath and Grappenhall.

Where Are We

St Monica's Catholic Primary School St Monica's Close, Appleton, Warrington, WA4 3AW

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