We directly maintain one nursery school and 28 nursery classes attached to primary schools.

Children usually attend a nursery for 12 months (three terms) prior to the year in which they start reception class.

A ‘place’ is usually offered as five morning or five afternoon sessions per week (15 hours a week) or 30 hour placements for children aged 3-4 years. Maintained nurseries admit children in subsequent terms, if they have places available. 

As well as nursery places in schools we also offers grants to provide free nursery places in pre-schools and nurseries operated by voluntary or private groups. Visit www.mylifewarrington.co.uk for more information and for advice and guidance on the type of place to best suit your child’s needs.

How to apply for a place at a nursery for September 2023

For admissions for September 2023 applications will be considered first from parents of children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

To apply for a place for September 2023 you must complete an application form. Application forms will be available from the schools from February 2023 or alternatively you will be able to download a copy from this webpage. Completed forms should be returned to the first preference school.

Before completing the application all parents are advised to read the Nursery Education - information booklet for parents. 

To apply for a place at a nursery school/nursery class at any other time of the year please contact the school.