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Changed rules for application in preschool

The Preschool Committee in the City of Västerås has decided to change the rules of application and placement in preschool and family day-care home. The aim of the change is to achieve quicker management and offer guardians a place for a child at the required date. The change in regulations starts 1 January 2018.

How to apply

You may submit five applications. If there are places available in your desired preschools, you will be offered one of your options. Family day-care home can only be offered if you have requested it.

In the event that a preschool cannot take more children and you cannot accept an offer of one of your five requested places, the search area will be widened. You may therefore be offered a place at another preschool in the municipality that is further away from where you live.

If you have applied for a municipal preschool or family day-care home at least four months before needed start date, you will be offered a place for the child on the date of need. When you specify your starting date it is important that you count on approximately 14 days for introduction.

Placement offer

When you receive an offer, you must either accept it or decline it. The offer will state the latest date by which you must respond. Once you have replied, your application is closed; you may make a new application if you wish.

  • When you respond yes to an offer, this means that your child will begin introduction present on the start date stated in the offer.
  • When you decline an offer, the application closes.
  • If you do not respond, it is assumed you have declined the offer and your application will be closed.

Available choices in the case of high demand

If demand for a preschool is greater than the number of places available, the places will be offered in the following order:

  • Children who, in accordance with the Swedish Education Act, Chapter 8, Section 7 need specific support in their development through preschool attendance.
  • The desired start date (as per the Education Act).
  • As close to the child’s own home as possible (as per the Education Act).
  • If several children want´s to start the same date, children with siblings at the same preschool will be given priority.
  • If several children need the same start date and are applying to the same preschool, the older child will be given priority.

Changing preschool/family day-care home – new application

If your child has a place and you would like to change to another preschool or family day-care home, you must make a new application. You will get an offer when there are places available.

Application in the e-service

To apply for or cancel a place, please use the e-service for preschool and after-school activity. This is applicable to both municipal and independent preschools and family day-care homes. Log in to the e-service using your Mobile BankID or e-ID, which you can obtain from your bank. The forms currently on the City of Västerås website will be removed shortly.

  • In the e-service you can apply for a place and change your details, at a time that suits you. Link to e-service for preschool and after-school activity
  • The Västerås Contact Centre can help you and answer any queries: Phone 021-39 00 00, Monday-Friday 7.30-17.00.
  • Language/interpreting assistance is available in the town hall lobby at the following times:
    Arabic: Tuesdays 13.00-16.00.
    Somalian: Wednesdays 13.00-16.00.

FAQ

  • Will my application and requests still be available in the e-service after New Year? Yes, your application won’t disappear. Once you have received an offer, you must either accept it or decline it. The offer will state the latest date by which you must respond. Once you have replied, your application is closed.
  • Will my application and request to change preschool still be available in the e-service after New Year? Yes, your application won’t disappear. Once you have received an offer, you must either accept it or decline it. The offer will state the latest date by which you must respond. Once you have replied, your application is closed.
  • I can only provide three choice options today; how do I add an additional two later? After New Year, you can log in to the e-service and add two requests, to make a total of five.
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Publicerad 2017-12-05 15.43

Senast ändrad 2017-12-06 15.56