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Register for a local authority nursery place for school year

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

Nursery registration - school year 2023/2024

3-5 year old registration

Applications are open from 16th January to 10th February. Applications received after this date will be considered following the initial allocation of places.

This form should also be used if you are applying for an additional year of ELC to defer entry to primary school.

Online application for school year 2023/2024

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 pattern of attendance.

Strong Start Two

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

Please check the Funded early learning and childcare for 2 year olds (Strong Starts) page for eligibility information.

Apply online for Strong Start Two for session 2023-2024

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.

Nursery registration - school year 2022/2023

3-5 year old registration

Applications are still open for 3-5 year old registration for current session 2022-2023, if your child is also due to continue in ELC for session 2023-2024 please complete the 2023-2024 application above.   

Online application for school year 2022/2023

Strong Start Two

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

Please check the the page for eligibility information.

Applications are still open for Strong Start Two local authority nursery places for current session 2022-2023, if your child is also due to continue in ELC for session 2023-24 please complete the 2023-2024 application above.

Apply online for Strong Start Two for session 2022/2023

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.

Last modified on 24 January 2023

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