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Childcare and Parenting

Information on childcare options can be found from the Scottish Families Information Service in the Related Links. Information on support for parents can be found through the links to Sure Start and Parenting West Lothian.

The Scottish Families Information Service will provide information on childcare options including childminders, nurseries, out of school care, and playgroups. Details of childcare providers who pick-up and drop-off children at schools and pre-school establishments are included.

Pre-School Provision for 2 Year Olds 

Your child is eligible for 600 hours of pre-school provision from the start of the first term after their 2nd birthday, if you are the child's parent/carer and you are in receipt of:-

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (income based)
  • Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Pension Credit
How to apply