Admissions Policy Priorities 1140 hours

In those pilot Early Years Centres offering extended hours as part of the implementation of 1140 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare, where there are more applications than places available the admission criteria indicated below will apply. The priority criteria will be reviewed following the pilot period.

PRIORITY 1 “Children in need” (Identified by Social Work, Psychological Services, and Health Visitors etc.). A Priority One placement must be initiated by a Request for Assistance Form and where appropriate a Well-being Assessment.
PRIORITY 2 Children who are deferring entry to Primary School.
PRIORITY 3 Children currently attending the Early Years Centre including siblings who will be accessing early learning and childcare in the same centre.
PRIORITY 4 Children in ***SIMD decile 1-2 who reside in South Ayrshire.
PRIORITY 5 Children in ***SIMD decile 3-10 parents/carers in work, study or formal training who reside in South Ayrshire (declaration to be completed).
PRIORITY 6 Children in ***SIMD decile 3-10 parents/carers not in work, study or formal training and who reside in South Ayrshire.
PRIORITY 7 Parents/carers who reside out with the boundary of South Ayrshire Council but within the catchment area of a South Ayrshire primary school.
PRIORITY 8 Parents/carers who reside out with the boundary of South Ayrshire Council.

* Priority 3: excludes 2 year olds who have purchased sessions.

** Priority 4: there may be circumstances where places are allocated by the Early Years Forum as a result of Requests for Assistance made by Social Work or Health Visitors.

*** The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) provides a wealth of information to help improve the understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living in Scotland. To find out more information about SIMD visit the link: www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD.