Renfrewshire Council

Nurseries, childcare and early learning

The benefits of early learning and childcare, who can get free nursery places and childcare, how many free hours you can get, apply for a nursery or childcare place, pay for additional hours, council nurseries, private and voluntary nurseries and childcare, Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme, early entry to school.

All three and four year olds, and eligible two year olds will get up to 1140 hours of nursery or childcare, depending on when they start during the year.

You can apply now for free nursery places or childcare if your child's third birthday is on or before 28 February 2025.

If your child or children are ready to start primary school, you can register them for Primary One (P1) class.

If you would like to defer their place at primary school and continue at nursery or childcare, you can find out about getting an additional year at nursery or childcare.

If you would like them to start school early, find out about how to apply for early entry to school.