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Early learning and childcare

Early learning and childcare

Apply for a nursery place for a 2, 3 and 4 year old child. Find out if your 2 year old qualifies for a free place and about the increased 1140 hours.

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.

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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