To help you understand how full-time nursery places might be allocated at your school, we have tried to answer some of the more common questions below.
Some schools will continue to offer full-time places, whilst others will only offer part-time places. To find out what kinds of places are available at your school, you should contact them directly. A list of schools can be found via the schools admissions page.
All parents who want a nursery place should apply by contacting their preferred school and finding out how to do so. You cannot apply via the council.
The full-time place admission criteria will be published in the council’s primary education booklet. You can also request a copy of the criteria directly from the school.
Criteria varies from school to school, but for all schools, certain children will be given priority:
After these 2 categories, places will be offered to children in circumstances where the headteacher or governing body of the school considers a full-time place could be beneficial, based on the following:
Schools are being asked to publish how they will allocate places under this 3rd category. Please check with each school as to which ones they are using.
Allocating full-time places will be based on an assessment of the best interest of each child.
If you have any further questions about the allocation of full-time nursery places, please contact your school.