How to apply for childcare

Local Authority Nurseries

Please download the nursery application form and complete all relevant parts. Send the completed form by email to your first choice of nursery. You will be sent a confirmation email to let you know your form has been received.

We use the admissions criteria to decide how to allocate places. You can find the link to the admissions and charges policy below. If you experience any difficulty in downloading the form, please contact your first choice of nursery requesting they email you a Word version.  

Admissions and charging information

Please refer to the Nursery Admissions and Charging Policy for information about early learning and childcare provision. The current hourly rate for any unfunded nursery hours will be £3.70. Therefore a 5 hour session is £18.50 and a 10 hour session is £37.00.

Funded Providers in Partnership with Stirling Council

Stirling Council is in partnership with a number of providers in the private, voluntary and independent sector, including childminders, to offer funded early learning and childcare places. If you want a place in a funded provider setting, contact them directly to request an application form and ask about their admissions process. Enquiries for a place with a childminder can be made to the address below:

SCMA (Scottish Childminding Association)
7 Melville Terrace
Stirling FK8 2ND
Tel: 01786 445377
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Last updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:09 AM