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Early Learning and Childcare Registration

Registration Notice for 2021

Children born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 who are currently attending their first year of Early Learning and Childcare will automatically be carried forward for their second year in their current setting.  They do not need to complete a registration form unless they are requesting a change for their second year.  A change of setting form is available on the forms page and should be submitted during registration week.

Children born between the 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019 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 2018 – 31 August 2018 17 August 2021 (the Autumn Term)
1 September 2018 - 31 December 2018 5 January 2022 (the Spring Term)
1 January 2019 - 28 February 2019 19 April 2022 (the Summer Term)

Registration opens Friday 5 March at 9am until Friday 12 March at 5pm. 

To register for your child’s first year of funded Early Learning and Childcare click here. Online registration forms can be accepted after this deadline but please be aware that in some settings, spaces may be oversubscribed.

Children born between the 1 March 2019 and 29 February 2020 may be eligible for a two year old place the term after their second birthday if parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits.  Registration for a two year place is continually open, further information and an application form can be found on our forms 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 2407 / 3204.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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