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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.

When will my child start at nursery?

Children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 can apply online for nursery places in February 2015.

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

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.