Maintained nursery admissions
Last updated 21 September 2021
Maintained nursery places
Stockport has range of maintained nursery settings from standalone nursery schools through to nursery classes attached to primary schools.
You'll need to apply to us if you want your child to get a place at a maintained nursery.
If you're applying to a private provider, you'll need to apply directly to them.
You can find more information on our early years and childcare web pages.
To apply for a September 2022 start, your child must have been born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. We'll send you an email with information about the outcome of your application on 18 May 2022.
If your child is born between the dates below, you'll automatically be considered for an early intake if the nurseries that you're applying for have places available and choose to offer an early intake.
If your child is born between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018, they could be considered for a January 2022 start. We'll send you an email with your offer at the end of November 2021.
If your child is born between 1 September 2018 and 31 March 2019, they could be considered for a April 2022 start. We'll send you an email with your offer at the beginning of March 2022.
We'll contact you to offer you an early intake place if your child is eligible. If you have not been contacted, you will not be offered an early intake, however you'll be still considered for a September 2022 place. You will not need to re-apply.
The closing date for maintained nursery places is 31 March 2022.
If you want your child to be considered for a nursery place for January 2022 you should apply by 31 October 2021.
If you want your child to be considered for a nursery place for April 2022 you should apply by 15 February 2022.
You can find admissions criteria on our nursery policies web page.
The nursery that your child attends will not affect your application for a reception place.
For information about receiving offers for nursery places visit our offer day web page.