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Your child can receive funded early learning and childcare if they have turned 2 and you get one of these benefits:

  • Income support (IS)
  • Job Seeker’s Allowance (income-based)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit and your income is £16,105 or less
  • Child tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and your income is £7,320 or less support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit and your household take-home pay, is £610 a month or less

Funded early learning and childcare is also available if your child is 2 or over and is or, since they turned 2, has been:

  • looked after by a local council
  • the subject of a kinship care order

Local authority funded providers, funded private provider nurseries in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council including Childminders all offer early learning and childcare for eligible two year olds

Admission is the month after your child is two years or from the term after parents receive the qualifying benefit. Further information is available in the Admission to ELCC page.

Some centres provide this service including local authority funded providers, funded private provider nurseries in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council including Childminders all offer early learning and childcare for eligible two year olds:

Bright Beginnings Private Nursery

Brookland Private Nursery

Carousel Private Nursery Alexandria

Carousel Private Nursery Dumbarton

Children’s Hour Private Nursery

Clydebank Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Ferryfield Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Great Start Private Nursery

Ladyton Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Lennox Early Learning and Childcare Centre (Faifley)

Lucky Little Stars Private Nursery

Meadowview Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Nursery times by the River Private Nursery

Riverside Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Sunflower Private Nursery

Tots R Us private Nursery

Villa Kindergarten

 

Apply

You can now apply online for a nursery place for 2 to 3 year olds using the form below.

Apply Nursery place

Inspection Reports

Read nursery inspection reports (external link) on the Care Inspectorate website.