Children are usually admitted to a nursery school or nursery class the September after their third birthday.
Newcastle Families Information Service can provide information on all preschool provision in Newcastle. Phone us on 0191 278 7878.
Admissions to a nursery school or class in Newcastle are not managed by the local authority. You will need to contact the school directly. They will provide you with an application form and information regarding the availability and offer of places. Applications should be made directly to the school.
Please note that nursery class attendance is not taken into account when school places are allocated for reception classes.
Children will usually start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. See starting first or primary school.
You can find the state nursery closest to your home by entering your postcode in the online school finder.
Page last updated: 14 April, 2013