Powys County Council has urged parents and carers to get their children's pre-school applications in before the end of the month.

Applications for Early Years admissions for children who are due to start pre-school in 2022 must be completed and submitted by Friday, June 25, 2021, the council has said.

The applications will be for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 can apply for a place in an early year setting ready to start in 2022.

The Welsh Government funds the council to ensure that all children in Powys have access to free part-time early years education from the beginning of the term following the child's third birthday.

Each qualifying child can receive a maximum of 10 hours per week of funded early years education if they attend an approved, funded pre-school education setting.

Children eligible for free part time education will only receive the funded place if they are attending an approved funded pre-school education setting.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "All parents and carers should complete this application as soon as possible to ensure that their child has a place at their preferred early years / pre-school setting next year.

"If it is not completed in time, this this may jeopardise their child's place at their preferred setting."

Parents / carers will need to complete an online application form which can be found by searching 'Apply for Pre-School (3 and 4 yr olds) Early Years Education' at www.powys.gov.uk