Funded early learning and childcare is free to parents, but funded by the Scottish Government.
You can get up to 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare a year (around 30 hours a week in term time, 22.5 hours a week Full Year) if your child is 3 or 4 years old. Some 2 year olds are also eligible.
Enrolment For the 2023-24 session, free childminding places are available for children who:
are 4 years of age and are not currently registered with a nursery/childminder
will be 3 years of age between 1 March 2023 and 28 February 2024
will be 2 years of age between 1 March 2023 and 28 February 2024 and whose parent(s)/carer(s) are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits. (Further information on eligibility information is available on the MyGov.Scot
Eligibility for early learning and childcare throughout the year is as follows:
From the Autumn Term (Aug - Dec) - children born between 1 March and 31 August
From the Spring Term (Jan - March) - children born between 1 September and 31 December
From the Summer Term (April - June) - children born between 1 January and 28 February
All eligible children will have the choice of a term-time place of up to 30 funded hours per week (for 38 weeks of the year) or a full-year place of up to 22.5 funded hours per week (for 50 weeks of the year) dependent on availability.
Get in touch for more information to Enroll your child.