NORTH Lanarkshire Council is urging local parents of toddlers to apply for nursery places.
Children who will be three-years-old on or before February 28, 2014, are entitled to a free part-time nursery place during the session August 2013 until June 2014.
The funding eligibility dates for 2013/14 are - children who will be three between March 1, 2013, and August 15, 2013, may start nursery at the start of the new school term on August 16, 2013.
Children who will be three between August 16, 2013, and February 28, 2014, can start nursery the day after their third birthday.
Applications are now being accepted for children who will be eligible for nursery in session 2013/14.
Applications should be completed and submitted to your first choice nursery establishment or a nursery in partnership with the council now. (Please note that partner nurseries are subject to approval). Birth certificates and current council tax notice must be produced.
For further information on nursery provision including nurseries currently in partnership with the council log on to Family Information Service or contact the early years and childcare department on 01236 812281.
Letters notifying parents of nursery placement decisions will be issued on March 15.