Early Years Pre-school Education Admissions Process 2013-14
Application packs are available from Monday, November 19 2012 for parents and carers of pre-school children for places in Aberdeenshire Council nursery classes and in approved independent playgroups and private day nurseries. Parents should request an application pack from one of the providers listed in the pack and submit an application directly to their preferred choice.
Aberdeenshire Council has a duty to secure part time pre-school funded places and offers choice across a range of private and voluntary sector provisions in addition to local authority run nursery classes.
If your child has a birth date between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2011 and you wish her/him to commence or change placement for early years pre-school education for Session 2013-14, you should submit an application form to your pre-school setting of first choice. This should be done in either of the following ways:
For parents who wish for their child to attend a playgroup or private day nursery commissioned by the local authority to provide Pre-school Education (Commonly known as Partner Providers).
Parents should apply directly to the provision of their choice after 19 November 2012. Although there is no deadline for admissions forms to be received by Partner Providers, it should be noted your chances of securing a place will be increased the earlier you apply before your child is eligible to receive a funded place (the term following their third birthday).
For parents who wish for their child to attend a local authority nursery provision
Please submit your application form by 10 December 2012. Parents are able to submit their application form from the 19th November 2012. It should be noted there are a limited number of local authority nursery places and the local authority cannot guarantee parents will receive their preference.
Application forms and the booklet Applying for Early Years Pre-School Education for your child: Session 2013-14 are available to download below and will be available from all pre-school settings from the 19th November 2012. (This booklet contains information about the location and contact details of all pre-school settings across Aberdeenshire)
- Applying for pre-school booklet 2013-14 (pdf 1.18 MB)
- Pre School Education Application Form 2013-14 (pdf 99 KB)
- ELL Early Years Pre-School Education Policy 2013-14 (pdf 34 KB)