Are you sure they do Jan intakes? Round here everyone starts in Sept, whenever they turn 3. The letters then come out around Easter for the Sept start. I'd ring to find out what intakes, and when they let people know.
We have applied for a place in the nursery class at our local C of E school for the term after she is 3. This will be January so will I not hear if she's got a place until next term or might I hear soon?