Please contact the school office on 01279 652376 to book a place on one of our Reception parent school tours. Places are limited. For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

Nursery Admissions – September 2022

Nursery Admission Applications 2022 - Now closed
Applications for a place in our School Nursery for September 2022 are now closed.  However, you can still apply for a place using the Late Application Form on the link below.
Please note:  There are no other supplementary information forms.

Here at Northgate, we warmly welcome new children into our Nursery.  Within our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) nursery there are 40 places, all with a September intake.

We are currently offering the following session times:

  • 5 x Morning session - 08:35 to 11:35 (15 hours per week)
  • 5 x Afternoon session - 12:20 to 15:20 (15 hours per week)
  • 2 1/2 days:
    • Monday/Tuesday 08:35 to 15:20 and Wednesday morning 08:35 to 11:35 (161/2 hours), or
    • Thursday/Friday 08:35 to 15:20 and Wednesday afternoon 12:20 to 15:20 (161/2 hours)

Northgate has only one intake each year into our nursery classes which is the September following a child’s 3rd birthday.  Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, are eligible for a place in September 2022.

All children shall attend a minimum of 5 morning, 5 afternoon or 21/2 days sessions per week.

For those attending the full day sessions, there will be a parental contribution of £7.50 per child per week, payable in advance half termly to cover the additional 11/2 hours per week over the 15 hours Free Early Education.  If you are receiving the full 30 hours Free Early Education, and you aren’t using the full 15 hours at another setting, the school can claim on your behalf payment for the additional 11/2 hours using these hours.

Whilst Northgate Primary School offers 15 hours Free Early Education, we offer the option for the additional 15 hours care with our onsite provider, Little Ladybirds who also offer full wraparound care, Early birds breakfast club from 07:30 and Nightowls after school club until 18:30.

Unfortunately, if your child attends Northgate Nursery it doesn’t mean your child will automatically be offered a Reception place here.  You will still need to apply for a place as part of the Hertfordshire County Council admissions process.

Important dates for Nursery applications

Monday 17th January 2022                                                                                                                       

Applications opens for places at Northgate Nursery

Applications to be made using this online Application form

Friday 11th March 2022

Applications process closes

 Please note this is also the deadline for submitting any evidence in support of your application such an Educational Healthcare plan ECHP or Child Looked After, to

Monday 14th March 2022

Late applications process opens

Monday 21st March 2022

Northgate Nursery will offer places via email to parents.

An email from, will be sent to the contact on the application form confirming the offer of a place.

Please check your junk/spam folder if you have not received an email. 

Monday 25th April 2022

Deadline for parents to accept place offered at Northgate Nursery

Allocation of a Nursery place is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to this school.  This guarantee should be made on the Parent Declaration Form which is in the online application form.  Details of the admission policy can be found by clicking the link below:

In the event of more applications than available places the Governing Body will maintain a continuing interest list (waiting list). These and late applications will go onto this list in a position determined by the criteria.  If a place becomes available in the Nursery, it will be offered to the child that best meets the published admission rules at the earliest possible opportunity.

As soon as we know which children have been allocated to our Nursery each year, we will email our new parents and children to welcome them to our school.


Missed the deadline?

From the 14th March onwards, Northgate Nursery can continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability.

To apply for a place at our Nursery, you will need complete our online late application form.


*** Open Days ***

We hope to offer prospective parents the opportunity to come and 'Meet the Headteacher' along with a tour of our Early Years foundation Stage Nursery,

  • Dates will be published as soon as they are available

Places on each tour will be limited to enable sufficient social distancing, therefore early booking is recommended. Additional dates and times may be considered if demand requires

To book a place, please phone the school office on 01279 652376 or email .

We look forward to meeting you and introducing our school.

Please note: The timing of these tours is subject to changes to government and county Covid-19 guidance.  If you are booked on a tour, you will be notified of any changes.