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Wheatcroft is a Community School and in-year or Reception admission arrangements are managed by Herts County Council.

Admissions information on the HCC website

Nursery Admissions

For Nursery admissions you need to apply directly via school.

The Nursery at Wheatcroft usually takes around 30 children in the morning session (8:45am-11:45am) and 20 in the afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm), although this does depend on circumstances. It is housed in a bright, purpose built area attached to the main school and with its own outside area. The children also regularly have lessons in our Forest School. For more information please read our Nursery Admissions Policy (below).

Nursery admission 2020-21 for children born between 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017

Online applications for Nursery Admissions in September 2020 are open from Monday 13th January 2020 to 3:30pm on Friday 28th February. Open sessions for prospective parents will be on Thursday 16th January and Wednesday 12th February at 9:30am. Please contact the school office to sign up.

To apply, please fill in our online form. A paper version is available from the school for anyone who is unable to complete the online application.

Please see below for a full timeline of the application process.

We normally offer 15 hours per week which will consist of a mix of morning and afternoon sessions. This gives some flexibility to join two three-hour sessions with an additional optional lunch club. We will also be offering some places for 30 hours on the Government free childcare scheme ( We cannot guarantee that we can offer everyone that applies either the 15 hours or 30 hours childcare if eligible but we will attempt to meet your needs.

Places will be offered based on the criteria in the Nursery Admissions Policy. Late applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until all places are filled.

Please note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.

If you would like to make an in-year application for a nursery place for the current (2019-2020) academic year please contact the school office direct for further information.

Nursery Application form for September 2020 admissions