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Mapledean Nursery School

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30 Hours Funding

We welcome children aged 2 to 4 years from the local community. If demand exceeds the number of places available for a specific term priority is given to the following children:


  • Looked after children
  • Children who have a birthday closest the start of each term
  • Children with a social, medical or educational need
  • Children who have brothers and sisters who live at the same address and currently attend the nursery
  • Buckinghamshire children for whom it is the nearest nursery provision


15 hours free nursery education is available for eligible 2 year olds and for all 3 & 4 year olds. Additional hours can be purchased or may be available based on discretionary need.For information about funded places for children aged 2, 3 & 4 please contact the school office.


Below are links to our admissions forms if you wish to apply for a place at Bowerdean or Mapledean. We would ask that you come for a visit first to look around the Nursery to see if you think it is the right place for your child to attend and ask us questions about how we can best support your child’s individual needs.


Funding for Two Year Olds

Your child may be eligible to receive 15 hours of free early education in the term after their 2nd birthday.  For more information and to find out if you are eligible please go to the Bucks website:


For working parents who may be eligible from April 2024, you can check your eligibility by setting up an account and applying through the HMRC website.  This will be available from January 2024.