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Renfrewshire Council

Notice ID: MFN0639874

Notice effective from
12th January 2022 to 11th February 2022

Renfrewshire Council
Have you applied for an early learning and childcare place for your child? A free early learning and childcare place for up to 1140 hours is available for every three and four-year-old child who live in Renfrewshire and some two-year-old children are eligible. Two-year-old children are eligible if their parents are in receipt of eligible benefits, looked after or have been the subject of a kinship or guardianship order in a kinship placement at any time since their 2nd birthday, and children of care experienced parents.
Places are provided in either Renfrewshire Council nurseries or in private or voluntary sector nurseries and Childminders which have been approved to provide early learning and childcare on behalf of Renfrewshire Council. What does this mean? 1140 hours of early learning and childcare can be used flexibly; you should discuss your requirements with the setting you wish to attend. The setting you apply to can advise you how best they can meet your needs. Trained and experienced staff organise a stimulating programme of educational experiences based on the Curriculum for Excellence/Pre-Birth to Three.
When does your child become eligible for an early learning and childcare place? Places for children born on or before 28 February 2019 have already been allocated and these places will continue until the children go to school. Younger children become eligible for a place as detailed below:
Children bom on or will be eligible for a between: free early Learning and childcare place from:
1st March 2019- 31st August 2019 August 2022
1st September 2019 the month after their - 29th February 2020 third birthday
Dates below relate to eligible 2-year olds only
1st March 2020 to 31st August 2020 August 2022
1st September 2020 to 31st December 2020
1st January 2021 and 28th February 2021
Making an Application
You can apply for a free early learning and childcare place once your child is two years old. If you haven't already done so, you should now apply if your child will turn three on or before 28 February 2023.
If your child is due to start nursery in the session 2022/2023 and we have received your application by 25 February 2022, you will be informed of your child's place by the end of May 2022. Applications received after this date will be allocated but may be confirmed at a later date. Placements for eligible 2 years olds are allocated throughout the year.

You can apply online for an early learning and childcare place or download an application form at

You will need to show the setting proof of your
address and your child's date of birth when you
apply. Confirmation of benefits will be required
for applications for eligible 2-year-olds.
You can get further information
on early learning and childcare, including the availability of nursery provision in your area, at Renfrewshire


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Renfrewshire Council

North Building , Cotton Street , Paisley , PA1 1BU 01418 425 000


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