Haven is a very busy and popular nursery.  We receive enquiries about places on a daily basis, and wherever possible we try to accommodate all requests, subject to availability. Government funded places for 3 and 4 year olds in our Nursery School (the Hive) are allocated in accordance with Hampshire County Nursery_School_Admissions_Policy_2016-17 

How to apply for a place in the Nursery School

Parents who would like a government funded place for their child in the nursery must complete an application form (these are available from the main office).  Applications should be submitted soon after a child’s 2nd birthday in order for the child’s name to be placed on the waiting list.  
Please note that an early application does not guarantee a place, as the length of time of a waiting list will not be taken into account in the allocation of places.

​The majority of children will be offered a place in the September following their 3rd birthday, but if places are available children can be admitted in the term following their 3rd birthday.

Download the Haven Registration Form
All applications received for a September (Autumn term) start will be considered in the preceding April, with outcome letters being issued soon after.
Subject to availability of places, applications for January (Spring term) starts will be notified in the preceding October.
Applications for April (Summer term) starts will be notified in the preceding February.​

Any applications received after the ‘deadlines’ will be dealt with on an ‘as received’ basis with places allocated subject to space and eligibility.

The popularity of our nursery school does mean that occasionally we have to disappoint parents as we simply do not have enough spaces left, particularly for January and April intakes. If there is no place available for a child who is eligible for nursery funding, we will write to the parents informing them of this and offering a future date when their child will be offered a place.
Please note that demand levels fluctuate every year and places unexpectedly become available, so please do apply!

Daycare places

For parents of nursery school children who require childcare in addition to the funded 15 hours, paid-for places are also available.  Applications for additional hours are dealt with in a similar manner to the Nest (0-3’s) below.

The Nest (0-3’s)

Applications for a place in the Nest are welcome at any time, but we always encourage parents to visit before applying for a place.
If, following your visit, you wish to formally request a place, you should complete and return our Nest application form at the earliest opportunity. Completed applications will be considered at our 'allocation’ meetings. You will then be notified if we have an available place which matches your requested attendance pattern.
Please note that childcare fees are payable monthly in advance.
Please contact us on 01329 232095 or email [email protected] with any queries.