PARENTS and carers of children approaching nursery school age in September 2018 have until Friday, October 6 to submit applications for establishments within Torfaen

The council’s policy is to admit children at nursery schools and units from the term starting after their third birthday, with autumn term running between September 1 and December 31, spring between January 1 and March 31 and finally summer between April 1 and August 31.

Places are allocated on a part-time basis with morning or afternoon sessions available for five days per week but in certain limited circumstances, full-time placements can be offered to four-year-olds.

Any submission forms submitted after the deadline of October 6 will be classed as a late application and will be considered after all applications which were received on time.

Parents and carers will be notified of the outcome of their application via the education service by Friday, November 24.

Full details of the Torfaen council’s nursery provision can be found in the Parents/Carers Information Booklet or by contacting Kath Worwood, the admissions manager for the authority, on 01495 766915 or the Family Information Service for other establishments on 08000 196330.