Who is eligible for a maintained nursery place?
Children are eligible to attend a maintained nursery for 15 hours a week for three terms in the academic year in which the child becomes 4 years old.
For admission in September 2017 dates of birth would fall between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.
You are under no obligation for your child to attend a maintained nursery for the full 15 hours per week. You can also choose to split the hours with a private nursery, preschool or childminder if you wish.
Some families are eligible for a total of 30 hours early years funding. To enquire whether or not a maintained nursery works in partnership with any other provider(s) to provide 30 hours of early years education please contact the nursery directly.
How do I apply for a maintained nursery place?
You quickest and easiest way is to apply online. Online applications are best done on a PC or laptop.
You can apply online from 16 January 2017. The closing date for applications is 5 March 2017.
Online applicants will receive their offer via email on 8 May 2017.
Applying by post
Alternatively you can apply by completing a paper application form between 16 January and 5 March 2017.
Applicants who apply in this way will receive their offer by second class post sent on 8 May 2017.
Is there a closing date?
Yes, the closing date for nursery school applications is 5 March 2017.
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