Nursery Age Admissions

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 or not a maintained nursery works in partnership with any other provider(s) to provide 30 hours of early years education please contact the nursery directly. 

When can I apply?

After you have chosen a nursery school, the quickest and easiest way is to apply online. Online applications are best done on a PC or laptop.

Online applications have now closed.  You can make a late applications by completing the relevant paper form. You can then either:

School Admissions and Transport Service
Staffordshire County Council
2 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2DH

What if I have a problem when I apply?

Call us on 0300 111 8007 and select the option for 'School Admissions and Transport' or email so we can help you.

Are there any other options?

There are other places available 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.

Not found what you're looking for...

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