Harvills Hawthorn Nursery provides a unique opportunity for children to learn in an environment that offers a range of experiences for children from 3 to 4 years of age accessing their free 15 hours per week education.

We also offer a limited number of 30 hours per week for eligible families. You can check your eligibility at

After reaching the age of three, children are entitled to apply for 15 hours a week of free learning and care in an early years setting.

This can commence from the start of the term following their third birthday, if places are available.

The patterns of attendance that we offer are outlined below.

Morning session: 8:45am – 11:45am, Monday to Friday

Afternoon session: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday

Most children will attend either, all morning sessions or all afternoon sessions.

In addition, some eligible families will be entitled to 30 hours per week free provision.

These sessions will run from 8:45am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

A charge will be made for the 45-minute lunchtime period.

We offer a 46-place nursery with places divided as follows:

• 16 morning places

• 16 afternoon places

• 13 full time places (children with a full-time place require one morning and one afternoon place)

In the event that the demand for full time places is lower than the 13 places offered, we will then offer these out as extra 15-hour places to parents on the waiting list.