Your childcare and early learning options

Age 3 and 4

A child joins a nursery school or class a month after their 3rd birthday, as long as they were added to the waiting list aged 2.

It is not practical to admit children to a local authority Early Learning and Childcare setting in December or June.

  • Children born in November start in January.
  • Children born in May start in August.

How to apply

All early learning and childcare providers deal with their own applications for 3 and 4 year olds. Contact the nursery, partnership centre or provider to apply.


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