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Application forms for Session 2021/2022 will not be available until January 2021.
Closing date for all pre-school and eligible 3 applications will be Friday 13th March.
The application form is available to download from this page as well as at all council Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, partner settings and childminders and our offices at Kilncraigs. You can also request a form to be emailed or posted out by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 complete the application form and return with supporting documentation to your first choice of ELC setting.
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.
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 for all ELC places, please complete the application form and return to your first choice of ELC setting.
You will also be required to complete a session choice form to indicate which sessions you would like. This is available from your ELC setting and should be completed as quickly as possible.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000