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Applying for a place at a Nursery School

You normally make contact with and apply directly to the Early Years Provider you are interested in.

There are a range of Early Years Providers within the Borough of Poole area. These include:

  • Maintained Nurseries attached to a school
  • Independent Nurseries based on the same site as a schoool
  • Independent Nurseries
  • Pre-schools
  • Registered Childminders
  • Nannies

Attending a publicly funded or independent nursery

If your child attends a publicly funded or independent nursery that is attached to a publicly funded infant or primary school, there is no automatic right of entry to that school.

The Borough of Poole does not operate a feeder school policy for transfer from any Early Years setting into any infant or primary school. 

You must complete an application form and it will be considered alongside all other applications for the school. Attending a particular nursery does not give your child priority over other applicants.

For more information please contact the Family Information Service on 01202 261999 or familyinformation@poole.gov.uk.

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