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Euston Street Primary School, Belfast

Nursery Applications

Here at Euston Street we are committed to making the application process as clear and manageable as possible. This page is dedicated to walking you through the process form beginning to end, providing you with key information about the process and linking you with various government resources. 

We know this process can appear daunting, we are here to help. 



Each nursery and pre-school will have their own eligibility criteria, this is the list of factors that are taken into consideration when places are being allocated by the Education Authority.

These lists will be published on the Education Authority website between now and January at the following link.



Who can apply?

Any child born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017 are eligible to start pre-school education in September 2020. If you have a child who was born inside this time and you wish for them to attend a nursery or pre-school you must complete the application process.  

When to apply?

The pre-school and nursery process open on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 12:00pm. 

There is no benefit to having an application completed before this date, applications are not assessed on a first come first served basis. 

Refer to the EA Admissions document for further information about this.


How to apply

The process of applying for a nursery or pre-school place is now completed online, there is no alternative way to apply. During the application process you will be required to make up to 5 choices of nursery or pre-school on a preference basis. There are detailed instructions provided by the EA on ensuring this stage of the process has been completed properly. Follow the link for access.