How do I apply for childcare?

Council nurseries

You can get an application form directly from the nursery you would like your child to attend.

We use the admission criteria to decide how to allocate places.

Partnership nurseries, community nurseries and playgroups

If you want a place in a partnership nursery, contact the nursery to ask about their process. Places in private nurseries are usually allocated on a first come first served basis but other criteria may apply in voluntary sector settings.

Admissions and charging information

Please refer to the Admissions Policy for information about free early learning and childcare provision. More information is available in our Charging Policy.


All establishments follow the same attendance procedures, therefore, ensuring that safeguarding approaches are consistent for all children who attend an early learning and childcare setting.


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