Early Learning and Childcare

Deferred entry

Children do not have to start Primay 1 until the year after your child turns 5 years of age. 

Legislation changes from August 2023 means that children who are not had their 5th birthday by the time school starts in August, are entitled to another year of funded Early Learning and Childcare (Nursery)

This will mean a guaranteed further funded year in an early years setting of your choice.

For session 2023/24 this is available to children who turn 5 years of age between 17 August 2023 and 29 February 2024.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this, complete the application form selecting the start date 'next academic year from August 2023 and ticking the box for deferred entry.