(CMR) The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Department of Education Services (DES) have announced that a nursery will open at the East End Primary School at the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.
The nursery will serve Caymanian children who live in the East End and North Side Catchment areas. To be eligible for enrollment, children must turn three by 1 September of the year in which they seek to be enrolled.
“Although we have provided tuition support through the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) to assist parents, some working Caymanians still face challenges finding spaces and accessing quality early childhood care. With the introduction of the new early childhood facility, we aim to alleviate the burden for more parents and enable them to be more productive during the day, with the peace of mind that their children are in a safe and nurturing early learning environment,” commented Minister for Education, the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly.
The nursery will operate from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. In addition, it will offer daily morning care from 5:30 am, aftercare from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and free school meals.
Learn more about the nursery here. Registration for the new early childhood facility commences on Saturday, 1 July.
DES Deputy Director Mr. Elroy Bryan stated, “There are limited spaces available, so I implore persons to register soon.”
Parents may register online using the DES Student Registration Portal.
Mr. Bryan also advised that parents seeking to register their children submit an official letter from Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) acknowledging the child's Right-to-be-Caymanian, and a copy of the child's immunization records, alongside the completed application form.
For more information, please email the DES Registration team.