Tanglewood Nursery School






How to apply...

You can add your child's name to the waiting list for Little Tanglewood and Tanglewood from the age of 1.

Call or email now to add your child's name to the waiting list: Admissions@


Please include child's name, date of birth, address and a contact number.

 Ring the office on: 

       01245 352788

Our waiting lists are updated regularly and as soon as a place becomes available in either Little Tanglewood or Tanglewood our Admissions Officer, Jane Hatch will contact you. Please keep your contact details current to avoid any disappointment should we be unable to contact you.

Little Tanglewood

When your child has been allocated a place in Little Tanglewood, they will be able to start from the age of 2 if accepting a paid place or the term after they are 2, if they are accepting a funded place.


When your child is allocated a place in Tanglewood, they will start, fully funded, the term after they are 3.  To be able to access your funding children need to attend 5 sessions a week, either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons.  We do not offer a lunchtime facility. 

Funding & Fees

Little Tanglewood - Our Offer 

In Little Tanglewood we offer between 2-5 morning or afternoon sessions per week, depending on availability and what would suit your child.

Paid Places - The cost of each session is £16.50.

Funded Places - Some 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hours free funding. To find out if you are eligible click on the link below. 

Childcare Choices Link

Tanglewood - Our Offer

In Tanglewood we offer 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions per week, depending on availability.

We provide 15 fully funded hours for all 3-4 year olds. (5 x 3 hours, either morning or afternoon)

Little Tanglewood & Tanglewood - Private Fund

We ask for a contribution of 80p per session (£4.00 per week) for children in both Tanglewood and Little Tanglewood.

This enables us to provide a daily fresh fruit snack, a wide selection of ingredients so that children can enjoy cooking as a whole class or in small groups as well as ingredients for our daily messy play activities such a playdough, slime, cornflour or shaving foam. These activities are vital for children’s sensory and fine motor skills which all need to be developed before a child learns to write.

You can pay Private Fund weekly, half termly or termly, either by cash (in a named envelope), cheque or by bank transfer.

To pay by bank transfer the details are: 

  • Account Name: Tanglewood Nursery School Fund 
  • Account Number:  48863707 
  • Sort Code:  09-01-54       
  • Please use your child's name and room name as reference.                                                      

To get an exact figure for your child's private fund please email the office and speak to Tania Parry or Jane Hatch, admin@tanglewood.essex.sch.uk


Little Tanglewood & Tanglewood - Admissions Policies 2020


Little Tanglewood & Tanglewood Prospectus 2020

Fees and Refunds Policy 

  •  Fees and Refunds Policy for Paid Places 2022

Debt Recovery Policy