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Nursery enrolment

Nursery Registration Week for Session 2016-2017 takes place from 22nd - 26th February 2016.

When your child should start attending a nursery, how and when to register for a place.

What your child is entitled to and how to apply for a Nursery place

Early Years

South Ayrshire Council is committed to the provision of high quality pre-school education. Free nursery places are available for all 3 and 4 year olds living in South Ayrshire.

What is my child entitled to?

All children are eligible for a free part-time nursery place (5 sessions) as follows:

Pre-school children will be eligible if their date of birth is on or between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2013. He/she will be eligible for a funded early education place from school term commencement date in August.
Ante pre-school children will be eligible if their date of birth is on or between 1 March 2013 and 18 August 2013. He/she will be eligible for a funded early education place from school term commencement date in August.
Ante pre-school children will be eligible if their date of birth is on or between 19 August 2013 and 28 February 2014. He / she will be eligible for a funded early education place from the beginning of the week after their 3rd birthday.

There are no catchment areas for nurseries which means you can apply to the nursery of your choice. All places are allocated in line with our Admissions Policy.

How and when do I apply for a Nursery place?

Registration takes place at Nurseries and Partnership Centres from 22nd to 26th February 2016. A copy of the child's birth certificate is required on the day of registration.

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What if I need childcare in addition to pre-school education

The Childcare and Recreation Information Service (CARIS) provides free information on local childcare provision.

Additional Charges

There are no additional charges at any Local Authority nurseries as we only provide funded sessions i.e. 5 x 3hrs 10 minutes per week (mornings or afternoons).

Many of our partner providers offer wrap-around / extra hours and charge parents directly for this. Contact individual partnership centres for details of the costs.

Can I get help with childcare costs?

Assistance towards the costs of childcare may be available through the Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Early Years Team

Email:

Tel: 01292 612602

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