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Early Learning and Childcare Registration

If your child turns three years old between the 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023, they become entitled to their first year of funded Early Learning and Childcare place the term after their third birthday as below:

Children born between Eligible to start
1 March – 31 August 2019 17 August 2022 (Autumn Term)
1 September - 31 December 2019 5 January 2023 (Spring Term)
1 January - 28 February 2020 19 April 2023 (Summer Term)

Registration opens Friday 25 February at 9am – Friday 4 March at 5pm. 

You need to complete the online registration form during registration week using the button below. Online registration forms can be accepted after this date but please be aware that in some settings, spaces may be oversubscribed.

If your child is three or four years old and is currently attending their first year of Early Learning and Childcare (born between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019) they will automatically be carried forward for their second year of Early Learning and Childcare in their current setting.  They do not need to complete a registration form unless they are requesting to change setting for their second year in the Papdale catchment area. Complete a Change of Setting form.

Children aged two years old may be eligible for a two year old place the term after their second birthday if parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits or care experienced (born between the 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021).  Registration for a two year old place is continually open, an application form is available on the Eligible Two Year Olds page.

If you have any queries or require any further information or assistance in completing the registration form, please contact the Early Years Team by email or call 01856 873535 ext 3204.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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