Early Years


Search for childcare, nurseries, and early learning provision in your area using our Family Information Service

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Preschool Education

  Early Learning and Childcare

  The Early Years Helpline helps parents by providing information and advice on all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare provision

 image       Childcare Entitlement for 2 year olds Parents, carers or guardians of children who were 2 years old (on the 1st March 2016) are eligible for the increased Early Learning and Childcare provision if they meet the current criteria for free school meals.


Newsletters and Publications

Our Early Years newsletters and useful publications are available for you to read.

Parenting advice and support Parenting, Family Activities, Support and paying for childcare

Activities for families within your local area and support available.

How to register as a childminder Childminding in Argyll and Bute

How to become a registered Childminder and support for Childminders.

contact us How to contact us

Please get in touch if you need advice, help or just want to give us your comments and suggestions.

Parenting advice and supportConsider a career in childcare

How to pursue a career in childcare and information on training