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Nursery age admissions

How do I apply for a nursery school place?

We no longer administer the application process for nursery. For information on how to apply, please contact your preferred setting directly.

How do I choose a nursery school?

Please see the choosing a nursery school page for information.

Some families are eligible for a total of 30 hours early years funding. To enquire whether your preferred nursery works in partnership with any other provider(s) to provide 30 hours of early years education please contact the nursery directly. 

There are many settings available that offer early years educations for 3 and 4 year olds such as:

  • private and voluntary day nurseries

  • independant schools

  • playgroups

These may offer free early education places. Some of them may be based at a school and may be run by the school governors or by a private provider.

You can find details of providers in your local area by visiting the Staffordshire family services directory.

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Latest education news

Avoid school run traffic problems in September

More children are being encouraged to think about walking or cycling to school when everyone returns to the classroom in September.
Date:
15 July 2020

County council reacts to school September opening plans

Education leaders in Staffordshire have welcomed news that all pupils are to return to schools and colleges in September.
Date:
02 July 2020

Community learning programme thrives despite Covid-19 crisis

A county council-led adult community learning service is thriving despite lockdown restrictions thanks to prompt adaptation by teachers and participants.
Date:
30 June 2020

Staffordshire secondary schools will have provision for years 10 and 12

Every secondary school in Staffordshire will have provision for students preparing for GCSE and A Level exams from today (Monday, 15 June).
Date:
14 June 2020

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