The Children and Young People’s Act entitlement of eligible three and four year olds is 600 funded hours of early learning and childcare. (This is proposed to increase to 1140 hours by 2020)

There is also an entitlement for two year olds who are looked after or in kinship care or those whose parents are seeking work.

The Council is committed to ensuring high quality provision for children. East Dunbartonshire Council offer parents a number of choices when choosing their child’s ante or pre-school nursery place: -

 A local authority nursery offering a 3 hour 10 minute session during term time; (this is proposed to increase by 2020)

- A local authority nursery offering extended day provision term time or 50 weeks per year. Early Years Holiday Provision will be provided in all locality areas. This will be available to all parents.

- Partner Providers: We operate a partnership arrangement with centres. These provide sessional and extended day provision.

A review of provision in other areas is currently being undertaken.

Early Years Holiday Provision will be expanded and available to all parents within a local area. It is currently provided within the 50 week centres:

  • Cleddens Learning and Childcare Centre;
  • Hillhead Nursery Centre
  • Castlehill Nursery Centre It may also be available in other centres if there is sufficient demand.
  •  More information is available from the EDC Website www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk
  • Childcare Information Service 0141 578 8707
  • Any local authority nursery or partner provider.

Registration for nursery places for Session 2017/18 takes place in January 2018.

Information and Registration Forms are available online at the EDC Website or the Early Years Team, Southbank House, Kirkintilloch (0141 578 8707).