Applications for an early learning and childcare placement, from August 2020, are now available

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) free entitlement will almost double to 1,140 hours per year from August

1140 nursery applications now available Feb 2020

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families, said: "The extra hours will be available to all children aged 3 years, to those who have not yet started primary school as well as eligible two-year-olds.

"This offers more flexibility for families and extended opportunities for children to play and learn both indoors and out."

pdf icon Application forms [991kb] and guidance notes are available from any local authority nursery establishment or funded provider for the council.

The forms should be returned to the provider that you have selected as your first choice. When applying for a split placement an application should be submitted to both providers. 

The deadline for applications is 13 March 2020 and letters notifying parents/carers of ELC placement decisions will be issued in May 2020.

For more information visit the dedicated ELC microsite.

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