Pre-School Admissions and Enrolment 2019/20
“Pre-school education is designed for children in the year immediately before they enter P1, although a limited number of places may be available for younger children in some centres. Funded pre-school places are available in a range of pre-school centres” eani.org.uk
The way in which parents apply for Pre-School places is changing. Online applications are being introduced for admission to Pre-School in the 2019/2020 school year. If your child is born on or between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016 they will be in their target pre-school and you will be eligible to apply for admission to either a Nursery School or Nursery Unit or Playgroup for the school year 2019-2020. If funded places are still available after target age children are admitted then underage children born on or between 2 July 2016 and 1 July 2017 may also be admitted. If your child falls within this age group you will be eligible to apply to only a Nursery School or a Nursery Unit.
Our Open Day has had lots of interest for parents of children starting Nursery in September 2019/20. Forms this year are ONLY available online. We have not been given any specific advice on this other than the fact that parents should “check the Education Authority website from the end of November 2018 for updates on how to apply for a place, key dates in the admissions procedure and pre-school providers’ admissions criteria for September 2019 admissions”.