The Department of Education has today launched a public consultation seeking views on reviewing the current requirement established in law that all pre-school education settings must prioritise children from ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances’ in their admissions criteria. All of the relevant documents are available on the DE website, however, a copy of the main consultation document is attached to this email for your consideration.
Stakeholders and all interested parties are encouraged to participate in this consultation and you can respond electronically at https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de-early-years-group/pre-school-education-review-of-the-statutory-admis
Alternatively you can respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the following address:
Pre-School Education Team
Department of Education
43 Balloo Road