Nursery admissions 2013-2014
Applications for nursery places are now closed
The Hertfordshire online nursery application process for 2013/2014 has now closed for new applications and offers. Please apply direct to all nurseries to enquire about places available.
Still looking for a nursery place?
The Family Information Service (FIS) has a list of private, voluntary and independent providers in your area. Visit the online childcare directory at www.hertsdirect.org/fis, or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 123 4052.
Is my child the right age?
The nursery admissions process for September 2013 is for children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010. 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 2013 intake for children born between 1 September 2009 and 28 February 2010
• January 2014 intake for children born between 1 March 2010 and 31 August 2010
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. Select the 'Find your nearest nursery' link on this page. Simply enter your postcode to find nurseries in your area. A 'how to guide' can be found on this page with step by step instructions for using this service.
- How to use the 'Find your nearest nursery' service (PDF file 48KB)
- Nursery admissions leaflet (PDF file 2MB)
- Children Looked After (PDF file 18KB)
- Nursery admissions FAQs (PDF file 74KB)
- Schools that may take nursery aged children into foundation class (PDF file 42KB)