Children can start nursery aged three or four. A nursery school is staffed by qualified professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than simply providing childcare. It is a pre-school education institution, part of early childhood education.

» Nursery school contact details

To apply for a place for your child, you need to contact the nursery, school or children's centre direct to ask for an application form » click here for more on how apply

H&F offer free nursery places in most of our primary schools as well as in separate nursery schools and early years centres. See contact details for our primary schools.

» Children's centres

Pre-school childcare and education service for working families