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Castlereagh Nursery School, Belfast

General Admissions Information


Thank you for your interest in Castlereagh Nursery School. For further information about applying for a place for your child please have a look at information on this page. If you would like any other information then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

When is my child due to start Nursery School?

Your child needs to have had their 3rd birthday before the 1st July in order to start Nursery School in the following September. The application process opens on Tuesday 9th January 2024 for your child to start in September 2024. This is now done online on the Education Authority Website. Further information will be available around the time the application process begins. We also hold an ‘Open Afternoon' on 6th January at 10.30am - 1pm, so that you may bring your child to visit and look around our school.  


The admissions portal opens on the Education Authority's website 9th January. 

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Please check back on 12th December 2023 for Castlereagh Nursery School's updated Admissions Criteria.