Log on from today if you’re looking for a Herts nursery school place for your child

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Parents with children who were born between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011 who want to apply for a Herts County Council nursery place for their child should get online now.

The online nursery application system for the 2014-15 intake opens today, Monday.

County Hall hosts an on-line application system for parents to apply for a place at a nursery school or class. You can state which nursery you would most prefer and the days you would like your child to attend.

Parents should apply for a place by Friday, March 21.

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A leaflet is being distributed to families across the county, which explains all you need to know about making an application online.

The leaflet also explains about free nursery places available at private, voluntary and independent (PVI) nursery settings across the county.

To find your nearest nursery follow the link to use the easy online mapping facility – enter your postcode to find nurseries in your area.

While the online system allows applications to nursery schools and classes, the ‘nearest nursery’ online mapping system includes all nurseries, schools and PVI providers, offering the 15 hours of free early years entitlement

To access nursery offers, parents must log back into their online application on Tuesday, April 29. Places can be accepted or rejected immediately online.

County Hall’s cabinet member for children’s services Councillor Richard Roberts said: “The first years of a child’s school life set the foundations for future success and we want to make the application process as simple and straightforward as possible.

“Applying online is quick, safe and efficient and if you do not have internet access at home you can use the free public computers in county libraries or in your local children’s centre.”