When you should apply
Places for three-year olds
Nursery places for the school year 2024 to 2025 start from August 2024. When your child starts will depend on when they turn three.
If your child's third birthday is on or before 28 February 2025, you should apply by 31 January 2024 for a free nursery place or childcare.
If your child is two and you've already applied for their place for when they turn three, you don't need to apply again.
If your child is already three or four years old and isn't at nursery or a childminder, you should apply for their free place now.
See who can get free nursery places and childcare for when your child can start click here.