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Early Learning & Childcare

Early Learning and Childcare

Our Education Services has 110 Early Years Nurseries and there are also 345 Private and Voluntary childcare providers throughout the City (to include private nurseries, playgroups, child minders', Out of School Care and Crèche facilities.

We are aware of the Importance of early years learning and have all the information you need to make the right choice for your child. We offer a wide range of information on all childcare services (0-5 years) and support services for families and providers.

Please visit the Glasgow Family Information Service (GFIS) website for more information.

For GFIS enquiries please email


Pay your invoice online here

For all invoice and charging enquiries please use our online enquiry form here.

Invoices are generated every 4 weeks. Dates are detailed on your contract

It is important to keep copies of your Invoices for HMRC/Universal Credit purposes.

Please note requests for copy Invoices or Statements of Account may be subject to a fee

      Early Learning and Childcare services in and around Glasgow

      Eligible 2 year olds

      To find out if your 2 year old is eligible for free early learning and childcare, visit the GFIS website via this link

      If your child is eligible and you wish to apply this can be done here: Eligible 2 application

      You will be advised of the outcome within 4 weeks from the date of your application. Please wait this time before making contact with the team.

      If you have an enquiry please use our online enquiry form here.

      For further information on Early Learning and Childcare visit the GFIS website here

      Is my child eligible?

      What evidence do I need to submit?

      • Most recent award letter for any of the benefits / allowances / tax credits stated in the GFIS website
      • Most recent letter confirming the child is looked after by the local authority or are subject to kinship care or guardianship order

      A Blueprint for 2020 - The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland

      • The Scottish Government has set out plans to increase the number of hours children across the country can access for free at nursery
      • At the moment all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds receive 600 hours of early learning and childcare for free
      • Under the new plans, this will increase to 1140 hours, almost double the current level of entitlement
      • Further information and details on Council's expansion plans 2017 - 2020                               

      BBC Tiny Happy People

      Glasgow City Council is in partnership with the BBC's new Tiny Happy People initiative to provide activities for Glasgow's parents and carers - check out what's on offer for you and your pre school child to enjoy.

      BBC Tiny Happy People provide fun activities and things to do with your child to help develop their communications skill. Almost any daily activity is a chance to talk, bond and have fun with your child. Visit the Tiny Happy People activity page to see what's on offer.

      Family Support

      Provider Support

      Links to other information services

      • Glasgow Life                                                                
      • Jobs and Business Glasgow                                     
      • NHS                                                                                 

      The Scottish Child Payment

      If you have children under the age of 16 and meet eligible criteria, you may be entitled to The Scottish Child Payment.

      The Scottish Child Payment is already being paid by Social Security Scotland for eligible children under the age of 6 in Scotland. From 14 November the payment application will become available for eligible children aged 6 - 15 and will be increased in value to £25 per eligible child per week.

      Action required - what to do on 14 November when applications open:

      From the 14th of November you should apply for Scottish Child Payment if you:

      • receive a low-income benefit such as Universal Credit, Tax Credits, or Pension Credit
      • have responsibility for a child or children under the age of 16
      • live in Scotland

      From 14 November, eligible families and carers can find out more and apply at online at or by calling Social Security Scotland on free on 0800 182 2222.

      What is myaccount?

      MyAccount gives you the ability to set up an online account using a single user name and password to access a range of online public services including some Glasgow City Council services. Read more about MyAccount

      To update your MyAccount details follow this link: -

      MyAccount update details link


      If you have forgotten your password - you can reset via this link: - 

      MyAccount password reset link

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