Nursery places for 3 or 4 year olds

Apply to a nursery for 3 and 4 year olds due to start nursery between August 2021 and March 2022. You can also find out how to apply for the current session.

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Service information

You can apply for a nursery place for a 3 or 4 year old due to start nursery between August 2021 to March 2022.

Contact the Early Learning and Childcare team if you're applying for a place for August 2020 to March 2021.

Before you start

You need to apply by 28 February 2021. You can still apply after this date, but we'll process your application after we allocate places for those we get by the deadline.

Places are allocated by ballot at local admission panels in March 2021. We try to make sure that everyone gets what they choose, however, there's no guarantee of this.

You might want to Icon for pdf read the Early Learning and Childcare guidance [1.03MB] before you complete this process.

You must apply using the address that you currently live at. If you're due to move house in the foreseeable future you must supply evidence of this.   

If you live at a care of (c/o) address you must provide evidence of this. A c/o address means you're living with friends or family on a temporary or long term basis. For example, you're not the homeowner or registered tenant.

Contact the Early Learning and Childcare team for more information.

Eligiblity criteria

A child's date of birth needs to be on or between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019 for an ante pre school 3 year old placement.

A child's date of birth needs to be on or between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 for a pre school 3 year old placement.

Contact the Early Learning and Childcare team if you're applying for a place because you're deferring a child's entry to school.

Apply online

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Please note, applications have to be completed in one sitting. You can't return to your application at a later date.

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What happens next

Once all places are agreed we'll write to you in April 2021.

If you're applying as a resident outwith East Renfrewshire Council you'll hear from us once all East Renfrewshire children have been placed.

Last modified on 4 August 2021