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Nursery admissions 2014 - 2015

Nursery admissions 2013-14

The online system for nursery admissions is now closed. Contact nurseries direct if you have not already made an application for a nursery place for 2014/15.

Details of nursery offers will not be sent by email. Parents/carers who have applied online must view and accept their nursery offer via the online system from mid morning on Tuesday 29 April.

Nursery schools and classes can make additional online offers between 29 April and 7 May. If your child is not initially offered a place you may still receive an online offer by 7 May, so please check your application daily. Allocation emails will not be sent out. The deadline to accept is Wednesday 7 May.

If by 7 May you have not been offered a place you can:

  • View the list of vacancies available on the login page
  • Register a continued interest direct to the nursery at any time
  • Contact the Family Information Service who have details of private, voluntary and independent providers not on the online system who may have places available.

A leaflet Applying for a school nursery place for 2014-2015 has been sent to all parents/carers of children who are registered with a Hertfordshire GP. If you have not received a leaflet you can print one here.

Monday 10 February 2014Online nursery application system open
Friday 21 March 2014Online nursery system closes
Tuesday 29 April 2014Nurseries offer places to parents via the online system
Wednesday 7 May 2014 Deadline to accept offer

Is my child the right age?
The nursery admissions process for September 2014 is for children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. Hertfordshire County Council has a duty to provide access to 15 hours a week of free early years provision for all three and four year olds. Full time provision would normally be 3 hours per session 5 days a week; part time would normally be fewer days per week.

When will my child start at nursery?
The county council has a two intake policy for nursery admissions:
• September 2014 intake for children born between 1 September 2010 and 28 February 2011
• January 2015 intake for children born between 1 March 2011 and 31 August 2011
However, some schools operate a different intake system. Please speak to the school direct to confirm your child’s start date.

Find your nearest nursery/early years provider
To find your nearest nursery use our easy online mapping facility. Simply enter your postcode to find nurseries in your area. Find your local children's centre at www.hertsdirect.org/childrenscentres

Some village schools in Hertfordshire have traditionally taken nursery-aged children into their Foundation class.  These schools are not included on the Hertfordshire Nursery Online System.  If you would like to apply to these schools, please contact them direct to discuss the availability of nursery places for 2014-15.