Nursery - 15 hour children 2017 - 2018

Mrs Jenkins

Mrs Jenkins

Miss Pembroke

Miss Pembroke

Miss Tarry

Miss Tarry

Welcome to Leighton Nursery!

We aim to provide a safe, caring and learning environment; working closely with parents and families.

Contact Details

You are welcome to talk to the Nursery Manager or any other member of staff about any issues or concerns. You can email the Nursery Manager at, or phone us on 01270 685185 ext 3.


As an oversubscribed nursery, it may not always be possible to choose between a morning or afternoon session however, your preference will always be taken into consideration. At this point we are only able to offer the full 5 sessions and you will be unable to split between two providers. There is no appeal against the decision not to offer a place or against the session you have been offered. Please note that admission into nursery does not guarantee a place in reception the following year.

For all children eligible to start nursery, the following criteria will be applied when there are more applications than places:

  • siblings of children in the main school   
  • catchment
  • distance                                                                                                                         

Please find an enquiry form below and a list of admission deadlines.

Nursery Opening Times

Morning Session:     8.45 am – 11.45 am

Afternoon Session:  12.30 pm – 3.30 pm

30 Hour Open Times 

8:45 am - 3:30pm

Parent Handbook

Please download our Parent Handbook below for a full guide of our policies and procedures.

Our Curriculum

If you would like to find out more about how we learn and our curriculum, please look at


Early Learning for Two Year Olds

We now have limited places to support your two year old's early learning. If you think you may be eligible to receive free funding then please contact the Family Information Service (FIS) on 0300 123 5033 or online at to check the criteria and if successful, you will receive an unique reference number.

Applications forms will be available from the school office on receipt of this number.  Please ask for Ms Morris.

We also have a limited number of paid for 2 year old places that are available during the school term from January 2017. 

For any further information then please contact the Nursery on 01270 685185 (ext 3) or email Mrs Joanne Leigh (2 Year Old Lead) at


30 Hour Provision for 3-4 Year Olds

We now offer 26 places for 3-4 years children of working parents. 


You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:

- in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave

- each earning at least the national minimum wage or living wage for 16 hours a week - this is £120 if you are over 25. 

This earnings limit doesn’t apply if you’re self employed and started your business less than 12 months ago. 

You're not eligible if: 

- your child doesn’t usually live with you.

- the child is your foster child.

- either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000.

If you can’t work

You may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get incapacity benefit, severe disability allowance, carer’s   allowance or employment and support allowance. 

How to apply for your 30 hours childcare code

You will need to visit the government web site on and register your details, this usually takes about 20 minuets. This will then generate a personal code which you will need in order to apply for our 30 hour provision. 

Applying for a 30 Hour place at Leighton Academy Nursery 

Applications forms for our 30 hour provision are available from the school office or can be downloaded from Leighton Academy website. Please click on the  'Information' tab, then select 'Admissions including Nursery Admissions.'

If you have any questions or queries regarding the 30 hours please contact the nursery on 01270 685185 ext. 3 and ask for Mrs Tracey Warriner or email on 



*Please click on the links at the top of this page (30 Hour Provision, 15 Hour Provision or 2 Year Old Provision) to find out the latest information for that particular group.





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Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Deputy - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

Principal email address -

Deputy email address -

Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Miss J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Admin Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

Senco -
Mr N Jones -
Mrs L Schofield -

Tel: 01270 685185