Children are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education starting the term after they have their 3rd birthday.

Arrangements for September 2020
Please apply using the form provided by Cumbria County Council using the link below:
Nursery Application 
This can be submitted by email to or if you prefer to post it back to us using the following address. This is just as a temporary measure put in place due to us closing because of Covid-19. You are welcome to leave a message on our answer machine or send us an email with any queries and we will be happy to help.
Stepping Stones Pre-School 
St Georges Road
LA18 4LE

If we are over subscribed we follow the County Council admissions policy which is available on the website below.

If you would like to come and look around nursery with your child please just give us a ring. New families are welcome anytime to come and see the exciting opportunities that we offer and have a play.


Working parents are able to claim additional free hours up to a maximum of 30 hours a week. At Parkview we can offer these extended places to be used in any combination over the week.

To check if you are eligible and to apply for the extended hours please go to the following website:

If you need more information please ask in the office. You can also download a factsheet by clicking here.



Our Vision:

Our Vision at Parkview is to encourage every individual to

  • walk their own path
  • build their own bridge
  • climb their own mountain

in order to fulfil their potential in life and learning


As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School we offer:

  • 3 year old funded places (15 hours a week)
  • 3 year old funded places for working parents (up to 30 hours a week)
  • Flexible sessions which can be used over a full day if wished
  • Parents can pay for additional sessions if wished
  • Hot lunches
  • Resourced Provision for children with Special Educational Needs


We work closely with Stepping Stones Nursery next door who can provide wrap around and holiday provision for children attending Parkview Nursery.