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Meryfield Primary School

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When can I apply?

When can my child start Nursery?


At Meryfield we take children into our Nursery the term after they turn 3 years of age.  Eg if your child turns 3 in November, they could join us in January. 


Child’s 3rd birthdayNursery admission (start date)
1st April – 31st AugustAutumn Term (September)
1st September -31st DecemberSpring Term (January)
1st January – 31st MarchSummer Term (April)



You should apply for a nursery place within the time frames set out in the table below. 

Please Note; you may still be able to apply outside of these time frames, if you are interested please contact the school office.


Term your child is eligible to start NurseryApplication open     Application deadline   Date offer letters sent    Deadline for response to allocation


January 2024




April 2024




September 2024



Wednesday 4th October 2023



Monday 8th January 2024



Tuesday 9th January 2024







Friday 27th October 2023



Friday 9th February 2024



Friday 1st March 2024 







Wednesday 8th November 2023



Wednesday 28th February 2024



Wednesday 17th April 2024







Monday 20th November 2023



Monday 4th March 2024



Monday 29th April 2024