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Nursery classes

group of children reading with adults

The grant-funded early years education scheme offers parents a choice in the type of setting their child attends.​

The council offers the following facilities:

  • reception classes in infant and primary schools
  • two nursery classes attached to infant and primary schools

Children are not legally required to attend school until they are of compulsory school age, i.e. the term after their fifth birthday. Information about other nursery and pre-school providers, please contact the Children and Young People Information Service 01454 868008.

Also please see our pages free childcare for 2 year olds and free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.
Barley Close Centre of Excellence
Barley Close
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9DL
Tel: 01454 867095

St John's Mead CE Primary
Hounds Road
Chipping Sodbury
South Gloucestershire
BS37 6EE
Tel:01454 866501 

How do I apply for a place?

Details of the sessions available and admission arrangements are available directly from each of the relevant schools.

Contact us

Children & Young People Information Service


01454 868008

Department for Children, Adults and Health
PO Box 298
Civic Centre
High Street
BS15 0DQ