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1. Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) 2 year old provision

Find out more information about the Early Learning & Childcare 2 year old provision.

Your child is eligible for 600 hours of pre-school provision (early learning and childcare) from the start of the first term after his/her second birthday.  He/she would be eligible if you are his/her parent or carer and you are a kinship carer or parent appointed guardian through section 7 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 or if you are in receipt of one or more of:-

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (income based)
  • Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) but not Working Tax Credit (WTC) and your income is below £16,105
  • Both maximum CTC and WTC with income less than £6,420
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit - monthly earned income for your household does not exceed £610.  Universal Credit use the term "take-home pay".

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How to do I apply?

You can apply using the Application for an Early Learning and Childcare place for a 2 year old online form.