Admission Arrangements




Applications for Cleator Moor Nursery School are welcome from any area.


Applying for 15 hours free nursery entitlement for 2 year-olds:

We offer 15 hours per week (term time only) free entitlement for 2 year-old children, who meet eligibility criteria.  Application forms can be obtained from the school office or you can apply online via this link Apply for a funded 2 year-old place


Applying for free nursery entitlement for 3 & 4 year-olds:

All 3 & 4 year-old children are entitled to 15 hours per week free nursery entitlement (term time only at Cleator Moor Nursery School).

Children are admitted the term following their third birthday. Local Authority application forms can be obtained from the school office or you can download a copy via this link 3 & 4 Nursery Application Form



See table below for entry terms and application closing dates:admissions2

Child Born Between

Term of Entry

(after 3rd birthday)

Application Closing Date

(of year of entry)

1st January – 31st March



1st April – 31st August


End of March

1st September – 31st December


End of September



30 Hours Nursery Entitlement

Some children are eligible for an additional 15 hours per week free entitlement (term time only at Cleator Moor Nursery School) . Please visit to find out more and to apply for these additional hours.


 "E runs down the path to school every morning, which speaks volumes! We look forward to enrolling M in September 2019!"

Parent Feedback




In the event of oversubscription, we follow Cumbria County Council’s Admission Policy and Procedures and Cleator Moor Nursery School’s Admission Policy. For more information, please click here.


About Us

Cleator Moor Nursery School
Ennerdale Road
Cleator Moor
CA25 5LW

Telephone Number: : 01946 811189


Open Hours


Visits to our school are always welcome. Please contact Ms Claire Southward in the school office to make an appointment.

Our opening times are:

Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm (term time only)