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Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme - registration now open

From 1 August 2021, the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme will fund a daily portion of milk (or infant formula for babies) and a portion of fruit or vegetables for every child aged 5 and under who accesses an early years childcare setting, such as a nursery or childminder.

All settings must register through their local council. In Perth and Kinross, following the initial registration period from 1 June to 3 July 2021, a second opportunity for providers to register for the scheme will be open between Monday 2 and Saturday 15 August 2021; childcare providers can register during that period via our online registration form. After registration, the Council's Early Learning and Childcare team will contact all settings to confirm final arrangements.

We would ask settings to ensure they register by or before 15 August as any registrations submitted after this date will not be processed in time for payment in September. New applicants will also be given the opportunity to backdate payment to cover August's provision of milk and snack to children.

For further information about the scheme, please visit the Scottish Government website.