Applications for 2024 nursery places now open


Applications for nursery school places are now open and parents with children who turn three between September 1 2023 and August 31 2024, can now apply for a part-time nursery place to start in September 2024.

English and Welsh medium places are available at one of the 91 nursery classes in 88 schools across the city, including three schools with a dual stream offer. Families are encouraged to apply before the deadline of Monday 26 February 2024, to help their chance of being offered a nursery place of their choice.

To apply for a place in a community school nursery please visit  Nursery school admissions ( Families preferring a nursery class place at a faith-based primary school can apply directly to these schools for admission.

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "Children aged three to four years are entitled to a part-time nursery place from the start of the term after they have turned three.

"In Cardiff we have more than 5,000 nursery spaces across the city providing either English and Welsh medium provision so there are plenty of options to choose from, however families are encouraged submit their applications on time to help make sure they have the best chance of being offered a preferred nursery class place."

Children with a nursery class place willbe required to complete a separate application form for primary school admissions.

Cardiff is served by seventeen Welsh-medium nursery classes throughout the city. Welsh-medium education is available to everyone regardless of whether Welsh is spoken at home, andin Cardiff a range of provision is available to support children with additional languages.

Further information about Welsh-medium education can be found here  Benefits of Welsh-Medium Education (

For help and support in applying for a school place, please visit any Cardiff Council Hub or library: Hubs and Libraries (