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Education and Education Services

Nursery and Early Education Providers

Applying for nursery classes

Schools manage their own application process for nursery class admissions. Schools produce a prospectus or information on their websites which will help you decide how suitable they are for your child. You should visit the school’s website or contact the school directly for further information.

Applications for nursery classes usually close on the first Friday in March each year.  You should check the website for the actual date to make sure you don't miss out.  

Other Early Education options 

There are other settings where your child can receive their early education. We suggest that you read the Nursery Education Booklets and 3 and 4 year old funding leaflets below to understand your full options. You should also read the information on our website to find out about Early Education Funding and 30 childcare options:

Kingston Nursery Education Booklet 2021-2022 (pdf)

Richmond Nursery Education Booklet 2021-2022 (pdf)

Early Education Funding and 30 hour childcare (opens a new window)

Important dates

Please note that that closing dates do not apply when applying for places in settings that are not classes in schools.  These settings manage their admissions separately and you would need to contact them directly to discuss adding your child's name to their register. There are important dates which apply to claiming Early Education Funding though. You should read the guidance on this website or speak to settings to find out more.