Early Years

Transitional Support Fund for Childcare Providers

The Transitional Support Fund will help childcare providers in the private, voluntary and not-for profit sectors, including out-of-school care providers, meet the extra costs incurred to comply with public health guidance in response to COVID-19.

The Fund will provide one-off grants to eligible childcare settings.

Eligibility and other useful information.

The Transitional Support Fund will open for applications on 3 September 2020. The Fund will be administered by local authorities.
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The last date for submitting a grant application will be Friday 9 October.

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The Early Years FrameworkChildcare Entitlement for 2 year olds

Parents, carers or guardians of children who were 2 years old (on the 1st March 2016) are eligible for the increased Early Learning and Childcare provision if they meet the current criteria for free school meals.

Preschool EducationEarly Learning and Childcare

The Early Years Helpline helps parents by providing information and advice on all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare provision.

Preschool Education1140 hours Expansion in Early Learning and Childcare by 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that by 2020 all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds will be entitled to 1140 hours of funded childcare

NewslettersNewsletters and Publications

Our Early Years newsletters and useful publications are available for you to read.

Parenting advice and support Parenting, Family Activities, Support and paying for childcare

Activities for families within your local area and support available.

How to register as a childminder Childminding in Argyll and Bute

How to become a registered Childminder and support for Childminders.

contact us How to contact us

Please get in touch if you need advice, help or just want to give us your comments and suggestions.

Parenting advice and supportConsider a career in childcare

How to pursue a career in childcare and information on training

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