Now is the time for parents and carers to submit Early Years applications

Saturday 26th March 2022 7:00 am
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Parents or carers who have children who are due to start pre-school in 2023 still have time to submit their applications, Powys County Council has said.

Applications for Early Years admissions must be completed and submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2022.

The applications will be for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 for a place in an early year setting in 2023.

The Welsh Government funds the council to ensure that all children in Powys have access to free part-time early years education from the beginning of the term following the child’s third birthday.

Each qualifying child can receive a maximum of 10 hours per week of funded early years education if they attend an approved, funded pre-school education setting.

Children eligible for free part time education will only receive the funded place if they are attending an approved funded pre-school education setting.

Lynette Lovell, the council’s Director of Education, said: “All parents and carers should complete this application as soon as possible to ensure that their child has a place at their preferred early years / pre-school setting next year.

“If it is not completed in time, this this may jeopardise their child’s place at their preferred setting.”

Parents / carers will need to complete an online application form which can be found by searching Apply for Pre-School (3 and 4 yr olds) Early Years Education at www.powys.gov.uk

If you have any queries or are having problems completing or submitting the application please contact the Admissions Team on 01597 826477 or email [email protected]

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