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Local authority (LA) maintained nurseries

These facilities are run by the local authority (LA) and may be either nursery classes attached to primary schools or separate, self-contained nursery schools. Places are funded through the Early Years Funding scheme. These usually provide early education and childcare to children from 3- to 5-year-old, however, some accept children from the age of 2. LA maintained nurseries normally offer full and part-time early years education places, typically between school hours, so children can attend for a full or half day. Nursery schools may also offer childcare after school.

LA maintained nurseries follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and are registered with and inspected by Ofsted.

To access a list of LA maintained nurseries offering the early education entitlement for 2-year-olds, click on the following link: 

To access a list of LA maintained nurseries offering the early education entitlement for 3-, and 4-year-olds, click on the following link: 



Last Updated 25/01/2022

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