RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL - ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY - SESSION 2017/18Notice ID: MF0191941
RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL - ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY - SESSION 2017/18
Have you applied for an early learning and childcare place for your child?
A free early learning and childcare place for up to 600 hours is available for every three and four year old child who lives in Renfrewshire and for some 2 year old children whose parents are in receipt of eligible benefits/ looked after or have been in a kinship placement at any time since their 2nd birthday.
Places are provided in either Renfrewshire Council nurseries or in private or voluntary sector nurseries which have been approved to provide early learning and childcare on behalf of Renfrewshire Council. What does this mean?
The 600 hours of early learning and childcare can be used flexibly; you should discuss your requirements with the nursery you wish to attend. The nursery you apply to can advise you how best they can meet your needs. Trained and experienced nursery staff organise a stimulating programme of educational experiences based on the Curriculum for Excellence/Pre-Birth to Three. When does your child become eligible for an early learning and childcare
Places for children born on or before 28 February 2014 have already been
allocated and these places will continue until the children go to school.
Younger children become eligible for a place as detailed below:
Children born on will be eligible for a free early or between: learning and childcare place from:
1 March 2014-31 August 2014 August 2017
1 September 2014 - 28 February 2015 the month after their third birthday
Dates below relate to eligible 2 year olds only
1 March 2015 - 29 February 2016 the term after their second birthday Making an Application
You can apply for a free early learning and childcare place once your child is
two years old.
If you haven't already done so, you should now apply if your child will turn three on or before 28 February 2018.
If your child is due to start nursery in the session 2017/18 and we have received your application by 28 February 2017, you will be informed of your child's place by the end of May 2017. Applications received after this date will be allocated but may be confirmed at a later date. Placements for eligible 2 years olds are allocated throughout the year.
Applications forms are available from Renfrewshire Council nurseries or nurseries which have been approved to provide early learning and childcare on behalf of Renfrewshire Council. You can also download a nursery application form from www.renfrewshire.gov.uk You will need to show the nursery proof of your address and your child's date of birth when you apply. Confirmation of benefits will be required for applications for eligible 2 year olds.
For further information on early learning and childcare, including the availability of nursery provision in your area, please contact Renfrewshire Family Information Service on 0300 300 0170.