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Pre-School Information

Early Years Pre-school Education Admissions Process 2014-15

Application packs will be available from Monday January 13 2014 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 2010 and 28 February 2012 and you wish her/him to commence or change placement for early years pre-school education for Session 2014-15, 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 13 January 2014.  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 24 January 2014. Parents are able to submit their application form from 13 January 2014.. 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 2014-15" Are available to download below - as well as being available from all pre-school settings - from 13 January 2014. (This booklet contains information about the location and contact details of all pre-school settings across Aberdeenshire)

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