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Nursery classes

Many schools in Bexley have nursery classes, and children can start when they are 3 or 4 years old.

Nursery places for September 2014/January 2015

Children born between 1 September 2010 and 28 February 2011 can start in a nursery class in September 2014. Children born between 1 March 2011 and 31 August 2011 can start in January 2015. Many schools admit all children in September.

The closing date for applications was 4 April 2014.  Offers of places will be made on the 16 May.  If you applied online you will receive an email during the evening of the 16 May with details of the nursery class offered.  If you applied on a paper form a letter will be posted to you on 16 May. 

The 'Admission to Nursery Classes 2014' booklet is available under related downloads. It tells you which schools have nurseries and how places are allocated. You must apply direct to some schools.

You can still make a late application for a nursery class place but late applications will only be looked at after all ontime applications have been dealt with. Paper forms are available from primary schools with nursery classes or from the School Admissions Team. You must send evidence of your address and your child's date of birth with all applications.

General information

If your child is old enough to start nursery now, you can apply for a place by completing a paper application form available from the School Admissions Team on 020 8303 7777.

Parents and carers are entitled to 15 hours free early years education for 38 weeks each year from the term following a child's third birthday until the child reaches compulsory school age. Many schools have adjusted the times of their nursery sessions so that they can offer the full 15 hours each week. Others have introduced new arrangements that offer more flexibility for parents. The 'Admission to Nursery Classes' booklet gives you information about the sessions that each school is offering and tells you how places in nursery classes are allocated.

Nursery classes are very popular and it may not be possible to offer places to all children who apply.

Attendance at a school nursery class does not give priority for admission to the Reception class at the same school when your child reaches school age. If your child is not offered a place in a nursery class, it will not affect your application for a Reception place for September.

When can my child start nursery?

Children are admitted to nursery classes in Bexley schools when they are 3 or 4 years old, in the year before they are due to start Reception.

Children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 are already old enough to start nursery. Contact the School Admissions Team for details. You should also apply for a Reception place for September 2014 if  you haven't already done so.

Children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 can start in September 2014 or January 2015, and parents should apply from January to April 2014.

Children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 can start in September 2015 or January 2016, and parents will be able to apply from January to April 2015.

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