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Credit applications being taken for pre-school places

Wed, 11 Jul 2012

Parents who want to receive financial assistance to help in sending their children to pre-school can now submit their applications.

The Department of Education and Children will be bringing an end to pre-school provision at the end of the summer term.

It will be replaced by a government-funded credit scheme to help towards the cost of places.

A credit certificate worth £350 will be made available to parents of eligible children who reach their fourth birthday between 1st September and 31st August.

There is an additional £800 for those children who would be eligible for free school meals.

The new system will be available for parents to use at any Department of Social Care-registered provider.

Forms can be collected from the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal, the DEC head office at Hamilton House or by ringing 651540.



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