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Applying for an Early Learning Childcare Place

Applying for an Early Learning Childcare Place

Eligible birth dates for session 2021/22

  • Children born between  1/3/17 - 28/2/18 - eligible 4 year old (pre-school) start August 2021
  • Children born between 1/3/18 - 31/8/18 - eligible 3 year olds start August 2021
  • Children born between 1/9/18 - 31/12/18 - eligible 3 year olds start January 2022
  • Children born between 1/1/19 - 28/2/19 - eligible 3 year olds start April 2022
  • Children born between 1/3/19 - 29/2/20 - eligible 2 year olds start the term after their 2nd birthday - August 2021, January 2022 or April 2022 unless in kinship care or looked after when they start as soon as possible after their 2nd birthday.

Closing date for all pre-school and eligible 3 applications will be Friday 12 March.

Applying for a place (age 2)

You can apply for funded Early Learning and Childcare the term after your child has turned 2 and you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please refer to the mygov.scot Funded early learning and childcare page for further information.

To apply please refer to our provisional enrolment arrangements for eligible 2 year olds page.

Applying for a place (age 3-5)

Children become eligible for a free place from the term after their 3rd birthday. This entitlement continues until the child is of the age to start school.

All children have an entitlement of 1140 hours per year in a local authority ELC setting.

This entitlement means an early learning and childcare place of 6 hours a day over 38 weeks in a local ELC setting, partnership provider or with a childminder.

Certain ELC settings, childminders and partner providers can offer you your funded hours spread over the full year. You need to contact them directly to find out the session options they offer.

You should note, there are no catchment areas for nursery places. This does mean, dependant on availability, you may not get your first choice. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests.

To apply please refer to our provisional enrolment arrangements for eligible 3-5 year olds page.

ELC setting and childminders

Please follow the links to view our council ELC settings and funded provider settings and childminders.

For Further Information Contact

Education
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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