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Nursery admissions

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 of children who are registered with a Hertfordshire GP. If your child is 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.

How will places be offered?

All schools will allocate places in accordance with their published admission arrangements. The county council has published nursery admission arrangements for community and voluntarty controlled nursery school/classes for 2015/16. Voluntary aided and foundation schools and academies usually have a different set of published admission rules. You can 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