Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

PARENTS looking for a pre-school for their 3 and 4-year-olds beginning in September 2021 can apply for a place now.

If you are looking for a Nursery that focuses on the wellbeing of the children under its care, then look no further than Selly Oak Nursery School.

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in the last four inspections, we strive to provide the best introduction possible to education for young children. 

Started by the Cadbury family in 1904, Selly Oak has been at the forefront of child centred learning from the start. Our dedicated and caring staff continue to put children's personal, social and emotional development at the heart of everything we do. 


How Do I Register?

Parents can now register their children at Selly Oak Nursery School for September 2020.

To register, download a registration form below

Once completed please send by email to for Peter McKinney or Paula Bayliss in the School Office.

If you would like to be sent a form by post then why not drop an email to Alternatively, call the Paula Bayliss or Peter McKinney in School Office on 0121 472 1700.

Please then return the forms with three forms of ID, which are:

1)   Your child's full birth certificate.

2)   Your child's NHS red book.

3)   Proof of address - one of the following : i) council tax bill, ii) rental agreement or iii) mortgage statement.

Once the form has been returned and the ID seen, your child's place on our waiting list will be secured.

From the start of February 2021, we'll be able to offer your child a place and will send you an Acceptance Form and other important paperwork by post or email. Your child's place at Selly Oak for the 2021-22 school year will be secured when these forms are returned.

When Can I Visit the Nursery?

Because of Coronavirus, we are unable to hold our regular open day visits, where we invite parents to visit the School to see what we offer. However, we will be hosting a series of Question and Answer sessions via Zoom with our Deputy Head Teacher.
If you are interested attending one of these sessions, please contact Paula Bayliss or Peter McKinney in the School Office by calling 0121 472 1700 or emailing and we can send you the log in details. 
  • Tuesday 12th January 2021, 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021, 1.30pm-2.30pm
  • Friday, 19th March 2021, 10am-11am
  • Monday 26th April 2021, 1.30am-2.30pm
  • Tuesday 25th May 2021, 10am-11am

What Places Do You Offer?

Selly Oak Nursery School is able to offer a range of full-time and part-time groups. Please read below for details.


30 hours - Monday to Friday (8.45am to 2.50pm). There will be a monthly top up fee (£395). Parents who are eligible can use the Government's 30hr funding, childcare vouchers and the Tax Free Childcare account to help pay for this.


15 hours*  - start of the week:  2.5 days - Monday (8.45am to 2.55pm), Tuesday (8.45am to 2.55pm) and Wednesday morning (8.45am to 11.30am).

15 hours*  - end of the week: 2.5days - Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm to 2.55pm), Thursday (8.45am to 2.55pm) and Friday (8.45am to 2.55pm).

*These options are paid for by the Govt's universal 15 hour childcare funding.

18 hours**  - start of the week:  Three full days at the beginning of the week - Monday (8.45am to 2.55pm), Tuesday (8.45am to 2.55pm) and Wednesday (8.45am to 2.55pm).

18hours**  - end of the week: Three full days at the end of the week - Wednesday (8.45am to 2.55pm), Thursday (8.45am to 2.55pm) and Friday (8.45am to 2.55pm).

** There will be a top up fee each month (£88.50). Parents who are eligible can use the Government's 30hr funding, Tax Free Childcare Account or childcare vouchers to pay for this.

Do You Offer Breakfast and After School Clubs?

Yes - we run a Breakfast Club (7.30am to 8.45am) and Out of School Club until 5.45pm each day. There is also a £10 administration fee.

Club fees for the 2021-22 are:

Breakfast Club: £8.25 per session.

After School Club: £14.30 per session.

Have more questions? Then please do not hesitate to call Paula and Peter in the School Office on 0121 4721700 or email