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Nursery admissions

Nursery admissions

If your child is born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and you do not have a nursery place for 2014/15, you can:

  • contact nurseries direct for a nursery place for 2014/15
  • view the list of nurseries with vacancies
  • 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.

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 three hours per session five days a week; part time would normally be fewer days per week.

Nursery admissions 2015 - 2016

Applications for a school nursery place will open on Monday 9 February 2015 for children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012. A leaflet detailing information about nursery admissions will be sent to all parents/carers who are registered with a Hertfordshire GP. If you are not registered with a Hertfordshire GP and would like to receive a leaflet, please tell us about your toddler here.

Admissions timetable for nursery schools and classes

 Apply online from Monday 9 February 2015
 Application deadline Friday 20 March 2015
 Offer date Tuesday 28 April 2015
 Accept your place by Wednesday 6 May 2015

When will my child start at nursery?

The county council has a two intake policy for nursery admissions:

  • September 2015 intake for children born between 1 September 2011 and 28 February 2012
  • January 2016 intake for children born between 1 March 2012 and 31 August 2012

However, some schools operate a different intake system. Please speak to the school direct to confirm their intake policy.

You can also view school admission arrangements here.

What hours will my child be offered?

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 three hours per session five days a week; part time would normally be fewer days per week.

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