Look Out for Changes to Early Years Enrolment 2021

Look Out for Changes to Early Years Enrolment Coming Soon.

THIS year, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and to ensure we keep everyone safe; the Council is asking parents and carers to complete an online form for Early Years registration. 

Online registration will be open for all 3 and 4-year-old places via our website (link here) from Monday 1st February until 10th February 2021.

Applications received after 10th February will still be considered but there will be a reduced choice of days and sessions available for children to access.

To apply for an early year’s place in a local authority nursery, parents should complete the online application form.  Please note that this form should also be used for applications for blended placements -where parents choose to use more than one provider for their funded sessions and one of the providers is a North Ayrshire Council ELC establishment. If parents/carers choose to use all their funded hours with a funded provider or childminder they should contact them directly to discuss availability of places.

Parents should upload their child’s birth certificate and proof of address at the time of submitting their online application.

Councillor John Bell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to amend our procedure for Early Years registration this year.  This change is to make sure we keep you safe and reduce the need for people to attend their local Early Years centre to enrol their child.

“We understand that not everyone will be able to access the online registration form, if this is the case then please contact our customer services team on 01294 310000 who will be able to assist further.”

If your child is allocated a place in an Early Years Class where there is an associated primary school, there is no automatic right to a place in the primary school. 

(Press release date 22/01/21)