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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

New Campaign to keep Mature Drivers Safer

Meet drivers Graham Hutton and Sally Sutton, who are backing a new campaign to help keep mature drivers safer on the roads.
Date:
17 December 2021

Bus service commitment to help families

Staffordshire County Council has underlined its policy to structure supported bus services or amend commercial routes where it can to provide fee-paying options for pupils traveling to school.
Date:
15 December 2021

Voluntary travel scheme backed for closure

A suspended scheme, which lets pupils not entitled to free school transport take up spare seats on school buses, is recommended for closure after no fair, workable solution was put forward for it to continue.
Date:
07 December 2021

Free Holiday Activities and Food for Low Income Families this Christmas

Thousands of Staffordshire school children will receive free hot meals and access to a range of activities over the Christmas holidays.
Date:
23 November 2021

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