School Admissions - Nurseries


There are 15 English medium, four Welsh medium and two faith-based nurseries managed by the council, alongside several private and voluntary sector nurseries.

You can find information about the local authority nurseries in our Parents / Carers Information Booklet.


A child can start nursery from the beginning of the term following their third birthday if there are places available.

Places are allocated on a part-time basis (morning or afternoon sessions only), five days a week.

Rising 3s

Children who turn three between 1 September and 31 December can apply to start nursery in January.

Children who turn three between 1 January and 31 March can apply to start nursery in April.

Nursery admission

Children who are three between 1 April and 30 August, and those who did not apply for a Rising 3 place, can apply to start nursery the following September.


There is only one application window for nursery and Rising 3 placements. For placements in January 2025, April 2025 and September 2025:

  • Online applications will go live on Monday 10 June 2024
  • Closing date for applications - Monday 15 July 2024
  • Decision date - Monday 16 September 2024 (September 2025 and January 2025 Rising 3s)
  • Decision date - Friday 24th January 2025 (April 2025 Rising 3s)

Late 2024 admissions

To make a late nursery application for September 2024 please download and complete the Nursery School - 2024 Admission Form and return it to


For information regarding maintained nurseries contact or 01495 766915.

For more information about admissions to Playgroups, Cylchoedd Meithrin and Private Day Nurseries please contact Torfaen Family Information Service on 08000 196330 or email

Details regarding The Childcare Offer For Wales (30 hours Childcare) can be found here.

Last Modified: 17/05/2024
For more information contact:

School Admissions

Tel: 01495 766915


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