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Applications for 2023 nursery places open in Cardiff

Credit: Cardiff Council

Applications for nursery school places are now open and parents with children who turn three between September 1 2022 and August 31 2023, can now apply for a part-time nursery place to start in September 2023.

English and Welsh medium places are available at one of the 88 nursery classes across the city and families are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 27 February 2023, to help their chance of being offered a nursery place of their choice.

To apply for a place in a community school nursery please visit Nursery school admissions (cardiff.gov.uk).Families preferring a nursery class place at a faith-based primary school can apply directly to these schools for admission.

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: “Childrenaged three to four years are entitled to a part-time nursery place from the start of the term after they have turned three.

“In Cardiff we have more than 5,000 nursery spaces across the city providing either English and Welsh medium provision so there are plenty of options to choose from, however families are encouraged submit their applications on time to help make sure they have the best chance of being offered a preferred nursery class place.”

Children with a nursery class place willbe required to complete a separate application form for primary school admissions.

Cardiff is served by seventeen Welsh-medium nursery classes throughout the city.Welsh-medium education is available to everyone regardless of whether Welsh is spoken at home, andin Cardiff a range of provision is available to support children with additional languages..

This year, parents will be able to apply for admission to new nursery classes at Pentyrch Primary School and Ysgol Gynradd Groes-wen Primary School.

Ysgol Gynradd Groes-wen Primary School offers both Welsh-medium and Dual language Nursery placements. The dual language stream offers 50% Welsh and 50% English creating a bi-lingual environment.