when to apply?

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Ambrosius Thu 26-Jan-12 16:08:04

My son turns 3 in august, so he will start pre-school in September (I think) so when should I be applying for a place? I have literally no ideas how to go about this! tia smile

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Indith Thu 26-Jan-12 16:14:11

Depends on the area I think and how oversubscribed (or not) they are. Around here you just go and fill in a form once they turn 2 and then they contact you during the term before they are due to start. That is for the pre-school anyway, if you want to use a private nursery for your 15 hours then you need to contact the individual nurseries and enquire about availability of places.

inmysparetime Thu 26-Jan-12 16:57:30

Do you mean school nursery? With an August birthday he'd be the right year group for it. Go on your Local Authority website to see the school application dates, then contact individual schools to do their applications too.

OddBoots Thu 26-Jan-12 17:03:51

I don't think there is such thing as contacting the nursery too early, give them a call tomorrow to ask what you should do.

HouseworkProcrastinator Thu 26-Jan-12 17:21:33

Daughter due to start September (July birthday) the playgroup gave the applications out last week, I think in our area closing date is April. Worth outing in now anyway no harm in being early.

lynniep Thu 26-Jan-12 17:26:21

I would contact the nursery you want immediately (if private). It varies so much there's no one answer to this. Only they can tell you the score! TBH even if not private, I'd contact the nursery in the first instance because the can tell you if you have to go via the LA or not.

frankie76 Thu 26-Jan-12 17:26:53

Mine needed to be by feb for next September so u will need to do it now

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Ambrosius Thu 26-Jan-12 19:20:28

Thanks for the replies, Im panicking now! We're moving house but not sure where yet. Oohh god its worse than I thought... shock
Gonna check out the LA website.

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