How and when to apply?
Applying for a place at Applecroft Nursery
Nursery admissions are managed directly by the school. The timeline below details key dates within the admissions process.
4th January 2024
Applications open for applying for a nursery place from September 2024
29th March 2024
Applications close for applying for a nursery place from September 2024
15th April 2024
Applicants will be informed if they have been offered a place – this will be in the form of an offer letter emailed to the address on the application form
26th April 2024
Parents/carers to accept/decline offered place by this date
Applications for a place in our Nursery for September 2024 are to be made via a paper application form, which can either be downloaded or collected from the school office.
Once completed please return the form to the school by the closing date above. We would prefer applications to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org but if this is not possible please either hand in, at the main school office, a hard copy of the application form or send it through the post to Applecroft School, Applecroft Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6JZ.
Please be aware that completing an application form does not guarantee a place in our Nursery.
In the event that our admissions are oversubscribed, places will be allocated using the Nursery’s admissions criteria.
If an application is unsuccessful, you may request to go on the Nursery’s continuing interest list and as a space arises, the admission criteria will be applied again.
If you miss the application deadline please, in the first instance, contact the school and they will be able to inform you if the Nursery has any available spaces. If you would then like to make an application please complete an application form and return it to the school as soon as possible.
If your child has previously, or is currently attending, another nursery setting and you wish to apply for a place at Applecroft Nursery you will need to complete an in-year application form and return it to the school. We will contact you if a place is available and you meet our admissions criteria.
If a place is not available we would be happy for you to join our continuing interest list and as a space arises, the admission criteria will be applied again.