Parents with children born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 can apply for a nursery place when admissions open on February 10.

A leaflet from Hertfordshire County Council that tells parent how to apply for a nursery place for their children is being distributed to families across the county.

Richard Roberts, cabinet member for children’s services, said: "The first years of a child's school life set the foundations for future success and we want to make the application process as simple and straightforward as possible.

"Applying online is quick, safe and efficient and if you do not have internet access at home you can use the free public computers in county libraries or in your local children’s centre."

The final deadline to apply for places is Friday, March 21.

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