Nurseries and early learning
We are committed to providing high quality early learning and childcare in all nursery schools and classes.
You are entitled to apply to any local authority managed nursery and/or partner provider centre for your 3 - 5 year old child's funded early learning and childcare place.
The Scottish Government has announced that by 2020 all 3 and 4-year-olds, and some eligible 2-year-olds will be entitled to 1140 hours of funded childcare.
There are now places for eligible 2 year olds whose parents meet certain benefits criteria in a number of local authority nurseries.
There are currently 47 local authority nursery classes based in schools, together with one stand-alone pre-school centre, which offer morning and afternoon sessions for 3 - 5 year olds.