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How far in advance/notice do I need to give to register my now 1 year old at nursery for when she is 3

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LoveYouForeverMyBaby · 05/11/2012 19:37

And I can use the 15 hours of free childcare.

Is 2 years too long? Is it only a matter of a few months?

Thank you.

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TwitchyTail · 05/11/2012 20:43

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FamiliesShareGerms · 05/11/2012 20:45

Yes, talk to the nurseries you might want to use now and see what their waiting list policy is


FamiliesShareGerms · 05/11/2012 20:46

Sorry, posted too soon!

Chances are you can register now for a place in two years time without needing to take it sooner, but double check the T&C in case you get to the top of the waiting list sooner than you ideally want the place

vodkaanddietirnbru · 05/11/2012 20:47

is it just to get the 15 free hours or do you need it for longer childcare hours? With my 2, I had to apply just after they turned 2 as applications for the year ahead had to be in for the february regardless of when abouts in the year they would start (my 2 had october and november birthdays) - mine went to state run nurseries just for their funded hours.

Check your local authority website as it should tell you about the application process

Mandy21 · 05/11/2012 22:56

Think it depends on what type of nursery you're thinking of using. In my area, if you want to use a private nursery, very few places become available for 3 year olds because the vast majority of children stay at nursery from birth /1 until they start school. If you want to use a pre=school nursery, I'm not sure there is a waiting list so to speak - I think you had to apply here as if you were applying for a school place (i.e. everyone had the same chance without having to put your name down anywhere). Just give a few places a call and see what their policy is.

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