ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY -SESSION 2021/22Notice ID: MFN0594865
ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY - SESSION 2021/22
Have you applied for an early learning and childcare place for your child?
A free early learning and childcare place for up to 1140 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, and children of care experience.
Places are provided in either Renfrewshire Council nurseries or in private or voluntary sector nurseries and Childminders which have been approved to provide early learning and childcare on behalf of Renfrewshire Council. What does this mean? The 1140 hours of early learning and childcare can be used flexibly; you should discuss your requirements with the setting you wish to attend. The setting you apply to can advise you how best they can meet your needs. Trained and experienced 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 place?
Places for children born on or before 28 February 2018 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 or between: 1 March 2018 - 31 August 2018 will be eligible for a free early learning and childcare place from: August 2021
1 September 2018 - 28 February 2019: the month after their third birthday
Dates below relate to eligible 2-year olds only
1 March 2019 - 29 February 2020: the term after their second birthday
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 2022.
If your child is due to start nursery in the session 2021/22 and we have received your application by 26 February 2021, you will be informed of your child's place by the end of May 2021. 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.
You can apply online for an early learning and childcare place or download an application form at
You will need to show the setting 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.
You can get further information on early learning and childcare, including the availability of nursery provision in your area, at Renfrewshire