How to apply for an Early Learning and Childcare place


To apply for a Early Learning and Childcare place, you should complete an application form, around the time your child turns two years old or before 28th February each year. The nursery application form is available on request from the nursery class or any Early Learning and Childcare setting within Inverclyde.

All children who are eligible for a nursery place are asked to list, in order of priority, up to three nursery choices. Only one application form must be submitted. Although children are guaranteed a place within either a council establishment or within a partnership establishment we cannot guarantee your choices or your chosen model of attendance.

Once completed forms should be submitted to your first choice nursery. Proof of your child’s date of birth in the form of their birth certificate and address must be produced when submitting your application. Forms submitted without this evidence will not be accepted at any establishment.

All applications must be presented and an admission panel before any place will be allocated.

For more information on the nursery enrolment procedures, please refer to the Early Years Admission Policy below or contact the school office either in person or via telephone (01475 715812).

Early learning and Childcare Admissions Policy – July 2019

When will my child become eligible for a nursery place?

Your child’s eligibility for pre-school education depends on their birthday:

Birthday Dates Intake Intake Month Admission Timeline
1st March – 31st August 1 August At start of term in August and before last day of August
1st September  – 31stDecember 2 January At start of term in January and before the 3rd week of January
1st January – Last day in February 3 April After Easter term before 1st May*

*This may change depending on when Easter term falls

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