Select Page


How to apply for a 2 Year Old Nursery place

Little Sycamores – Oakdene Nursery Provision for 2 Year Olds

Our Little Sycamores nursery for 2 year olds is part of our Early Years Unit and Mrs Knight is the Little Sycamores leader who provides an exciting learning environment for the Little Sycamore children.

We offer 5 mornings, 8.45 to 11.45 or 5 afternoons, 12.30 to 3.30 for children from the term after their 2nd Birthday. We prioritise children who are eligible for 2 year old funding.

Your 2 year old child may be entitled to a free 2 year old place for 15 hours a week during school term time. You can find out more information about this from Stockton Information Directory or by clicking on link below.

We have a waiting list for the Little Sycamores 2 Year Old Nursery, you can apply any time after your child is born. You can ask for an application form from the school office 01642 560768 or click on the link below. We look forward to your application. – In order to send it electronically, please email the completed form to or drop the completed form in to the main, School Office.

 2 year olds Little Sycamore Application Form.



How to apply for a Nursery Place – From Age 3

At Oakdene Primary School we organise our own Nursery Admissions. From the age of 3 children are eligible for 15 hours per week in our school Nursery. These 15 hours can be taken for 5 mornings per week from 8.45 to 11.45am or 5 afternoons per week from 12.30 to 3.30pm. We have a Nursery Waiting List, so you can apply for a nursery place at any time from the birth of your child.

Nursery application forms are available from the Oakdene Primary School office or electronically from below please return form to school office or email it to 

If you would like further information or help with your application, please contact the Nursery teacher: Mrs Guest on 01642 560768.

Mrs Guest (Nursery Teacher) will contact parents/carers when a place is available in order to initiate transition and induction procedures. The current nursery capacity is for 39 children and children attend for a half a day, usually mornings or afternoons.

3 Year Olds Oakdene Nursery Application Form



How to apply for a full time school Reception Class place 

Oakdene Primary School is a community maintained school. Stockton Borough Council handles all of our school admissions beyond Nursery. You can contact the School Admissions Service on 01642 526605

Or you can apply on line at

On this site you will find a comprehensive document detailing all of the latest school admissions guidance.

This includes the ‘over-subscription criteria’ -how we offer places if there are more applicants than places.



Other Useful Information

Childcare Choices – 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare Information

Dear Parent/Carer,

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offers were introduced gradually throughout 2017, starting on 21 April with parents of children aged under four (on 31 August), and parents of disabled children aged under 17.

To find out more about existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at and see the information sheet below.

Childcare Choices Information Sheet