The ‘nurseries’ can now join the free offer of places
The Junta de Castilla y León opens as of this Friday the deadline for local entities or public corporations, as owners of centers authorized to provide education from 2 to 3 years, and private centers that provide this service, communicate their willingness to adhere to the free offer of places that the regional government will launch next year.
To do so, they will have a period of 15 days in which they must communicate both the number of units and the school places they wish to contribute to said offer. Likewise, the order that the Bocyl collected today grants three months for those who do not yet have it, request their authorization as an educational center for the first cycle of Early Childhood Education.
According to the Board’s spokesman, Carlos Fernández Carriedo, the open procedure responds to the intention of the regional government that “a benefit to the families does not suppose a detriment” for the centers that to date offered this service privately, since they will be free to continue as before or adhere to the procedure.
For the representative of the Association of Private Schools, Pilar Granados, tThere are still “many gaps” to fill. They still do not know, for example, what the schedule and calendar are by which they will be governed –in the latter case they foresee that it will be by the one that public ‘nurseries’ currently have with the possibility of offering more services privately– nor whether students already enrolled will have preference to avail themselves of this free offer of plazas. As ABC has learned, the intention of the Board is that the admission process is practically the same as it is for the second cycle of Infants, although it would not be until the 2023/2024 academic year when this process would be followed.