As part of changes being made by the Scottish Government, we're now providing increased early learning and childcare hours from 600 to 1140.
Do you qualify for the increased 1140 hours?
We currently provide 600 hours of early learning and childcare to all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds.
As part of changes being made by the Scottish Government, this will increase to 1140 hours by 2020.
|Band B||Children from households in receipt of:|
How to apply?
Existing applications and nursery places
If you've already applied for a nursery place and believe you qualify for the increased hours, you need to make a separate application.
We've increased available early learning and childcare options in line with what parents have told us they need.
If you're successful, we'll try to offer the option you ask for. This will depend on availability and the priority we give your application.
|Provision||Sessions per week||Times||Establishment||Details|
|Core||5 x 6 hours||9am to 3pm||Nursery classes||School days over school week|
|Extended||3 x 10 hours||8am to 6pm||Nursery classes||Longer days over the school year|
5 x 4 hours 45 minutes
8am to 12.45 pm or 1pm to 5.45pm
|Family centres||Half days over 48 weeks|
|Stretched B||2 x 9.5 hours and 1 x 4 hours 45 minutes|
Full day 8/8.30am to 5.30/6pm
Half day 8am to12.45pm or 1.15-6pm
|Family centres||Mix of full days and half days over 48 weeks|
|Blended||15 hours in ERC nursery plus 15 hours with a funded provider||TBC||TBC||Available August 2019|
|Funded provider||30 hours a week||TBC||TBC||Available August 2019|
What happens next?
We'll assess your application against the criteria.
If you're offered a place, we'll write to you to ask you to accept the place.
We'll then ask you to provide the nursery with:
- proof of your child's age (birth certificate, passport)
- proof of current address (council tax bill, rent or mortgage statement)
- evidence of benefits you get (if this applies to you)