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Early learning and childcare

Early learning and childcare

All 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds, qualify for 600 hours of free early learning and childcare which can be offered in different ways.

Find out how to apply for an early learning and childcare place for a 2 year old and if your child qualifies for a free place.

Find out how to apply for free early learning and childcare place for a 3 or 4 year old child.

Get contact details for our nurseries, family centres and find out how to contact other childcare providers.

Search other local childcare providers on the Scottish Families Information Service website.

Read reports on childcare providers including ERC nurseries, private nurseries and childminders.

Find out if you qualify for the Government's tax-free childcare scheme and other help you could get.

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