How to Register for an Early Years Education Place

To register your child for an Early Years place you can contact Pupil and Student Services directly on 029 20872909 and they will send all information and application forms to your home. When completing these forms you can specify that you want your child to receive their Early Years Education place (please specify English or Welsh Medium) at the ECCC and return them to County Hall.  The Council is considering introducing an online application service for Nursery applications and if you are interested in applying on line check with your local Hub or the Council website www.cardiff.gov.uk at the time of applying.

Once your forms have been received by Pupils and Student Services and your child’s place confirmed, a teacher from your child’s nursery will contact you to arrange a convenient date for a home visit. This visit will be an opportunity for your child to meet their teacher in familiar surroundings and for you both to ask any questions you may have about how Early Years Education is provided here at the centre, how to help your child settle in to nursery etc.

 

How to register for primary school

The first day of Primary is an important landmark in any child´s life and parents are being reminded of the importance of registering their preferred school option with Cardiff Council.

Most parents will know the local schools in their area and which one they would like their child to attend, but will still need to complete and return the preference form.

There is a deadline for returning the preference forms for all applications to primary and secondary schools.  If parents do not submit their forms in time, their application will not be considered in the first round of applications.

Preference forms are available by:

  • E-mail your child´s name, address and date of birth to admissions@cardiff.gov.uk
  • Call the Admissions office on 029 2087 3816/3834 / 2909
  • Write to the Chief Education Officer, Education Service, County Hall, Cardiff CF10 4UW.

To find catchment areas for English primary schools and Welsh primary schools, check out the Cardiff government sites.