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School-maintained nurseries

We provide nursery education in many parts of the borough through maintained nurseries. They normally offer places for 3 and 4-year-olds, and some also offer 2-year-old places.

Admissions to maintained nurseries are co-ordinated by the local authority - find out more information on .

Maintained nursery opening times tend to coincide with the school opening times - 9am to 3pm on weekdays. Maintained nurseries normally offer the 15 hours of funded early education over five days per week (either mornings or afternoons). Some maintained nurseries also offer wraparound provision to provide care all day for a fee.