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The Hungry Caterpillar's Nursery (2 - 3 year olds)

Where is the Hungry Caterpillar’s Nursery?

The sessions for 2-3 year olds are held in Riverside Children’s Centre which has an adjoining door to the main Bewdley Primary School Nursery.

When can my child start at Bewdley Primary School Hungry Caterpillar’s Nursery?

Your child is able to start Hungry Caterpillar’s Nursery from the term after they are 2 and will stay there until the September after they are 3.   


Start term

1st April – 31st August

Autumn term (usually September)

1st September – 31st December

Spring term (usually January)

1st January – 31st March

Summer term (usually April)

Do you offer funded places?

Yes, we offer both 15 hour and 30 hour funded places.   

Eligibility for 30 hour funded places must be confirmed by 31st August for a September start, 31st December for a January start, or 31st March for an April start.   

If you are eligible for a 30 hour funded place, it is your responsibility to reconfirm your details every three months. 

When are you open?

The nursery is open five days a week, term time only.  The morning session starts at 9.00am.  Using an additional payment, children are able to start Nursery at 8.30am





9.00 - 12.00 12.00 - 3.00


9.00 – 12.00

12.00 – 3.00


9.00 – 12.00

12.00 – 3.00


9.00 – 12.00

12.00 – 3.00


 9.00 - 12.00 12.00 - 3.00   

How many sessions can I book?

You can book between 2 and 10 sessions per child, per week.  The same sessions must be used each week. 

How much does the nursery cost?

If your child is eligible for 2 year old funding and you have applied for and received your funding certificate, the 15 hours currently on offer in our 2-3s nursery are free of charge.

If your child is not eligible for 2 year old funding, each three hour session costs £15.60. 

If your child is eligible for 15 hour 3-4 year old funding, each additional three hour session costs £13.50.

Can my child come just one day a week?

The minimum number of sessions we offer per week is 2, spread over two days.  We do not offer a single day, or single session attendance pattern. 

How are places allocated?

If we have more children interested in places than we are able to provide places for, children will be admitted according to our Admission Policy.  Please ask for further details

How do I pay for my sessions?  Am I able to get funding?

You may be eligible for funding for nursery.  The Local Authority may contact you, but you can always apply online to see if you are eligible.  Please google “Worcestershire 2 year old funding” to find out more. 

If your child is not eligible for 2 year old funding you will receive an invoice each half term.  We ask for payment within 14 days of the invoice. 

What happens at lunchtime?

A healthy snack will be provided every morning and afternoon.  We ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week to cover this.

Children staying all day, or attending the afternoon session should bring a packed lunch.

Will my child keep the same sessions when they move to Elmer’s Pre-school Nursery? 

We will try as far as possible to keep your child’s sessions the same if that is what you would like, but cannot guarantee this as it depends on availability in Elmer’s Nursery.

How do I register or find out more?

To register, please contact the school office and complete a registration form. 

For more information, either phone the school office on 01299 403796 or e-mail