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If you would like to visit Tiny Steps Academy or our Nursery Provision please ring Haxby Road Primary Academy to make an appointment. Our highly trained early years staff will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Application forms for Tiny Steps and Nursery can be collected from the office at Haxby Road Primary Academy and you can also download the following forms:


Two-year-olds: We charge £4.75 per hour. However, some families are entitled to 15 hours free education if they meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • Free School Meal eligibility
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Those children with a child protection plan.


A child can access a two-year-old free early education place the term after their second birthday until the term after their third birthday when they will be entitled to an early education place for three and four-year-olds.



Application process

The application process can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Parents apply either online, by post or telephone call to FIS
  • Referral partner eg. health visitor, social worker, support service, setting manager
  • Or drop by the school to receive an application form and our EYFS Family Worker Sam Martin will help you complete the application.


Three and four-year-olds:  Children are entitled to 15 hours per week free nursery education, the term after their third birthday, depending on spaces available.

Working parents/carers of three and four-year-olds in York may be eligible for a further 15 hours free childcare in addition to the existing free 15 hours early education entitlement, if they meet certain criteria – the additional 15 hours will be available to families in York where:

  • The family lives in the York area (that is, pay council tax to City of York Council)
  • Both parents are working (or sole parent in a lone parent family) and both earn a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at the minimum wage (for under 25-year-olds) or national living wage (if over 25 years old) and less than £100,000 per annum (this includes employed, self-employed and zero hours contracts). You do not need to actually work 16 hours per week, but your earnings must equal at least 16 hours work at the minimum wage/national living wage
  • Both parents are employed but one or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave or statutory sick pay
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on special benefits for caring
  • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on specific benefits.

If you need any more information or help to find out if you qualify for this then please ring the school and ask to speak to our EYFS family Worker Sam Martin.