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Pre-School Admissions for September 2018

Pre-School Admissions for September 2018

Stage 2 of the pre-school admissions process ended on 8 June 2018. At this date 22,566 (98.05%) pre-school age children with 87.48% being offered a place at first preference.  589 younger children were successfully placed.

Parents who have not obtained a funded pre-school place for their child at the end of the stage 2 of the process can view a list of pre-school providers that may have funded places available.

This can be found on the EA website along with an information leaflet advising parents on what they need to do now.

Notification of placement – Pre-School

Parents who participated in Stage 2 of the procedure should receive written notification of the outcome of their application on Saturday 9 June 2018.   Letters have been issued by pre-school providers to the parents of those children they are admitting.  The Education Authority has written to the parents of children who did not secure a funded place for September 2018 advising them of the action they should take now.

Any parent who does not receive their placement letter can contact the Education Authority between the hours of 3.30pm and 5.00pm only on Saturday 9 June 2018 to confirm placement details.  Please note that this is a contingency arrangement which should only be used in the event that your placement letter has not arrived.

Contact details:             Pre-School:                      028 8225 4536


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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