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Registering for a local authority nursery place for school year 2020/21

The Scottish Government has announced that from 2020 all 3-5 year olds, and eligible 2 year-olds, will be entitled to 1140 hours of funded childcare.

3 - 5 year old registration

If you wish to apply for a local authority nursery place for the current session, please email for instructions.

Applications for Session 2021/22 are currently open online. For more information, visit our Register for a local authority nursery place for school year 2021/22  page.

Please note: If your child currently attends a local authority nursery place and you wish to keep this, please complete the online form to confirm the new pattern of attendance.

The initial registrations for session 2020/21 closed on 14 February 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered following the initial allocation of places.

Strong Start 2 registration

Registration is now open for Strong Start Two local authority nursery places.

Please check your eligibility, download the icon Strong Start Two Application Form [277Kb] and hand into the setting.

Local authority nursery classes and Early Childhood Centres within Perth and Kinross

To ensure there are choices across the area, Perth and Kinross has been grouped into eleven early learning and childcare communities, which are listed below:

Specialist provision

Aberfeldy ELC community

Auchterarder ELC Community

Blairgowrie ELC Community

Carse of Gowrie ELC Community

Crieff ELC Community

Kinross ELC Community

North Perth ELC Community

South Perth and Earn ELC Community

Pitlochry ELC Community

Scone ELC Community

Strathtay ELC Community