School nursery classes

What can a school nursery offer?

  • For children from 3 years + (some schools may be able to offer places to children who are 2 years)
  • Registered with Ofsted under their school's registration
  • Typically open for a 3 hour session in morning and 3 hour session in afternoon. Some offer clubs at lunch time and/or children can attend the morning and afternoon sessions
  • Can offer funded early education places, Tax Free Childcare and childcare costs through tax credits/universal credit

Please note that admission to a maintained school's nursery class does not influence a child's admission to the school. You must make a separate application for primary school. Whether a child attended the school nursery or not is not taken into consideration. 

Choosing a school nursery class

For information on choosing a childcare provider, please click here.

Finding a school nursery class

For a list of school nursery classes, please press the 'View all services' button. Once in the list, you can filter by age, location and much more.  

Related advice and information

  1. Applying for a nursery place in a school
  2. Making a complaint about a school
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