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Additional Year of Early Learning & Childcare

Additional year of ELC August 2022 (Deferral of P1 place):‐

Applications to apply for 'additional year of ELC' will be available from the 18 October 2021 online.

Children with dates of birth between 01 March 2017 and 16 August 2017 ‐ must start primary school on the 16 August 2022. If you do not complete a primary application form, your child will not be considered for a P1 place.

Children with dates of birth between 17 August 2017 and 31 December 2017 - can apply for an additional year of ELC but do not have an automatic right to a place within a council nursery or for funding to attend a partner provider.  Therefore any application for an additional year of ELC must be considered by the School Placement Panel (SPP) and may be refused.

Children with dates of birth between 01 January 2018 and 28 February 2018 - can apply and have a right to an additional year of ELC. If the application is for the same establishment and session, the placement will be granted. However if a different session or establishment is requested, then this will be considered with all other ELC applications for places in 2022/2023. These children will either be placed as requested or given a place back where the child currently attends. 

Applications will be accepted from 18 October 2021 for this provision; however you should discuss your child's educational capability with the nursery staff before making your decision on whether to defer P1 entry. You may defer P1 entry to August 2023, but if you do not complete an additional year of ELC form your child will not be considered for a nursery placement for the interim session of 2022/2023. 

The closing date for submission of applications for an additional year of ELC for session 2022/2023 is the 28 February 2022.


Applications submitted between 01 March 2022 and the 16 August 2022 will be considered however these will be considered as late and the applicant may find their preferred choice of establishment or session is already full if the decision is made to grant your request for an additional year of ELC. 

Applications for an additional year of ELC can only be accepted up to the 16 August 2022, once we have passed the first day of term the date of birth of your child determines which stage/provision you would apply for.

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