Nursery admissions, policy and application

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All children are entitled to a free part-time nursery place in line with Scottish Government guidance. Children who will be three before 1 March 2020 will be entitled to a funded nursery place during session 2019/2020.

The funding dates for 2019/2020 are as follows:

  • Children who reach 3 years of age between 1 March 2019 and 13 August 2019: the start date will be 14 August 2019

  • Children reaching 3 years between 14 August 2019 and 29 February 2020: the start date is the day after the child's 3rd birthday

  • Children applying to North Lanarkshire Council from another Local Authority (Cross Boundary Protocol will apply) : the start date will be the term after the child's 3rd birthday (Funded Providers only)

Application Forms are available from any local authority nursery establishment or funded provider who is a service provider for the council or by using the "downloads" section.

Letters notifying parents/carers of nursery placement decisions will be issued on Friday 22 March 2019.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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