Funded Government Pre-School Places

At Trinity Park Nursery we provide Funded Pre-School Education places. All Pre-School places available under the Pre-School Education Programme are funded by the government therefore meaning that parents don't pay for these places.  The Pre-School education programme funds education for children in the year before they start primary school. Pre-School education is available to every child but it's not compulsory. If you want your child to have pre-school education, you need to apply for a place!

 

Funded Pre-School education places are provided in:

  • Nursery schools
  • Primary schools with nursery units
  • Voluntary and private pre-school education settings with government-funded places


At Trinity Park Nursery we are a private Pre-School Education setting who follow the same Curricular Guidance for Pre-school Education as all pre-school education settings. All pre-school settings, both statutory and voluntary and private settings with funded places, are expected to adhere to the ‘Curricular Guidance for Pre-School Education’. The refreshed Curricular Guidance for Pre-School education outlines the range of learning opportunities which children of this age and stage of development should have through play and other relevant experiences.


The curriculum is used by staff to plan, review and develop the best practice in early learning and development across the six areas of learning and to promote good practice in a well-balanced play-based curriculum. This curricular guidance is used by the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) when evaluating the quality of provision and the outcomes for learners in all pre-school settings.



The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) inspects every pre-school setting. In our most recent inspection carried out in April 2019 we achieved the following outcomes - 
 

Outcomes for learners

Very Good

Quality of Provision

Very Good

Leadership and Management

Good

 

 


To find out more on how to apply for your child's Pre-School place from September-June please click the link below - 

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/articles/applying-funded-pre-school-place-201617

 

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