Nursery admissions

Nursery Admissions Round 2022
Due to technical issues that have been experienced this week when trying to apply for a nursey placement via the Capita One Online portal. The Nursery Admissions Round closing date has now been extended up until 5pm on the 15th October 2021.

The admissions round for Nursery for the academic year commences on the 1st September 2021 and closes on 8th October 2021. Only applications received by the published closing date, with relevant supporting evidence for the receipt of application forms, will be considered in the initial round of allocations of pupils. Forms received after this date, or incomplete forms, may result in a child being refused a place at their chosen nursery school. 

Important dates for you as a parent to note can be viewed here: School & Nursery Admission Dates 2022

Going to Nursery

All children living in Blaenau Gwent are entitled to a free part-time education place at the start of the term following their 3rd birthday (e.g. if your child is 3 years of age on the 16th December 2021, they would be entitled to a nursery place from January 2022). This is commonly referred to as a ‘Rising 3’ place. Admission to nursery settings is usually on a part-time/ half-day basis for five days per week. 

  • If your child is 3 years old between 1 September 2021 and 31 December 2021 they will be eligible for a Rising 3 place in the spring term, January 2022.
  • If your child is 3 years old between 1 January 2022 and 24 April 2022 they will be eligible for a Rising 3 place in the summer term, April 2022
  • If your child is 3 years old between 25 April 2022 and 31 August 2022 they will be eligible for Rising 3 place in the autumn term, September 2022

If you wish for your child to attend a nursery setting at any of the schools outlined within the ‘Starting Schools Booklet’ you will need to apply for a nursery place before the closing date of the 8th October 2021.

Applications to take up Foundation Phase Nursery entitlement at non-maintained childcare settings (Tiggys Day Care, Acorns Playgroup, Cylch Meithrin Brynithel) need to be made directly to the setting required. The Starting School booklet contains contact details for these settings.

Please register and complete the following form for nursery admissions

If you are still unsure about which school to choose for your child, please see our Starting Schools Booklet.

For more information on the School Admissions Process please refer to the Blaenau Gwent School Admissions Policy for Nursery and Statutory Education 2022/23.

For further information on the admissions process or to request a copy of the Starting Schools Booklet, please contact the Admissions Officer on: 01495 355493 or email:   

Related Documents

Contact Information

Name of Team: Education Transformation team, School Admissions

Telephone Number: (01495) 355493

Address: Education Directorate, Floor 8, Anvil Court, Abertillery, NP13 1DB

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