Admissions Policy

Inverclyde Council is committed to the delivery of flexible, high quality, early learning and childcare. The Admissions Policy ensures that places are allocated fairly and transparently. Children are entitled at the moment to 1140 hours of nursery education.

Below is Inverclyde Council’s admission timeline. Children are allocated a place the month after their 3rd birthday.

Applying for a place
Once an Early Years application form has been completed and handed in to the Centre, your child’s name may be placed on our NAMS system at the age of 2 years. You must provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address when applying for a place.
The information contained in the applications is collated centrally and places allocated.
Please note that the length of time a child’s name has been on the system will not affect the child’s priority for admission. If circumstances change which affect the application, you should speak to the Head of Centre or Depute.

Enrolment Procedures/Open Day
If your child’s application is successful, you will be notified by letter. Once you have accepted the place, you will be given a date for you and your child to come for a visit. This is an opportunity for your child to see round the nursery, meet their key worker, all the staff, fill out appropriate forms and complete an ‘All About Me Booklet’. On this day you will be given your child’s start date and time.


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