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When will my child begin nursery?

When is my child entitled to free nursery education?

Your child can start the term after their 3rd birthday.

For example, if your child is 3 in January, they can start in the summer term which begins in April.

Once started your child can continue until they start full time school.

Free nursery education
lf your child turns 3 between...They will be able to start nursery...
1 September and 31 Decemberfrom 1 January or the beginning of the spring term
1 January and 31 Marchfrom 1 April or the beginning of the summer term
1 April and 31 Augustfrom 1 September or the beginning of the autumn term

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  • Families Information Service
  • Town Hall and Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0800 783 4645

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