Consultation on Devon County Council Nursery Admissions Policy
The Early Years and Childcare Service is currently consulting on admission arrangements for nursery provision in maintained schools. The consultation ends on February 28th 2013.
The Early Years and Childcare Service would like to specifically draw your attention to the oversubscription criteria and the suggested application dates. If you already have set dates for making applications for nursery places we are keen to hear what they are and the rationale for using those dates. We need to know whether this is workable, your feedback would be very much appreciated.
If you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions about the Policy, the Application Form or the Note of Interest Form let us know. Please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org; the responses will be collated and presented to members for their consideration along with the school admissions consultations.
The ‘Stepping Out’ booklet is produced each academic year. It is one of a suite of Devon County Council (DCC) booklets on admissions and sits alongside the First Step booklet on admissions to primary schools and Next Step booklet on admissions to secondary schools.
Applications for a place in a Nursery School or Nursery Class in a maintained school must be made on the form that can be found in the centre of the Stepping Out booklet.
For admission to Nursery Schools in Devon the reach areas of the co-located Childrens Centre will be used as a guide for Governors when they are allocating nursery places. Please refer to the maps above if you are considering applying for a place at Chestnut Nursery School or Westexe Nursery School in Exeter.
Priority will be given to children living within the reach areas in the same way as schools designated areas are used to determine priority for admission to nursery classes in primary and infant schools in Devon.
Single Offer Point
For information on the single offer point that will be introduced from September 2011 refer to the guidance for schools and early years settings.