St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.


Children will be eligible to start Playgroup the term after they turn 2 years.  Playgroup operates a 3 term entry, subject to availability.  All funded 2 and 3 year olds will be offered 15 hours per week.  3 year old funded children receive funding the term after they turn 3.


We strongly recommend that you apply at least two terms prior to you wishing your child to start due to the popularity of the Playgroup.  All places and number of sessions are subject to availability and will be reviewed each term.


Children are eligible to remain in Playgroup until the end of the summer term after they have turned 3.


Please see the link below to our application form.  This can be completed and returned either to the Playgroup office, the school office or by email to

We can now offer 30 hours free childcare in partnership with St Joseph' School Nursery.  Please see letter below for more information on lunch and afternoon sessions. Applications for September 2021 should be submitted by Friday 26th March 2021. Please complete the application below which can be sent or emailed back to us.

30 hours parent info

The government website Childcare Choices,, brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time is now live. This website allows parents to sign up for tax-free childcare and check their eligibility for the 30 hours free childcare.

Parents can check their eligibility for 30 hours free childcare and will be able to receive an eligibility voucher code through the system.