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Current Coronavirus restrictions

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

Thousands of Newcastle school pupils to get tested

Pupils in 14 Newcastle schools are being asked to get tested for Covid-19 after a surge in cases in the area.
Date:
21 June 2021

Campaign Urges More Active Travel to School

Families are being encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school in a new campaign to help improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce air pollution.
Date:
24 May 2021

£4m school move proposed

Proposals are being considered for pupils and staff at St Leonard's Primary School, Stafford, to move from their current Victorian building to a new, larger site five minutes' walk away on the site of the current Kingston Centre.
Date:
19 March 2021

School refurbishments given the green light

A total of £18 million will be allocated to improve Staffordshire classrooms, outdoor spaces and expand the schools that need it over the next year.
Date:
17 March 2021

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