Free nursery places are available for two year-olds who live in Renfrewshire and whose parents get certain benefits, says Renfrewshire Council. Children who are eligible will...

Free nursery places are available for two year-olds who live in Renfrewshire and whose parents get certain benefits, says Renfrewshire Council.

Children who are eligible will be offered 15 hours and 50 minutes of free nursery care each week.

This usually means five mornings or five afternoons a week during the school year, but some flexible places may be available.

Who can get the free nursery places? Two year-olds will be eligible if their parent or carer gets any of the following benefits:

Income Support
Jobseekers Allowance (income based)
Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
Incapacity or Severe Disablement Allowance
State pension credit
When does your child become eligible for a free nursery place?

Children become eligible from the first term after their second birthday:

Term 1 – children born March 2012 to August 2012 will be eligible from August 2014
Term 2 – children born September 2012 to December 2012 will be eligible from January 2015
Term 3 – children born January 2013 and February 2013 will be eligible from April 2015.
Children who are looked after, under a kinship care order, or have an appointed guardian
are also eligible for a free nursery place from their second birthday.

Applications forms are available from Renfrewshire Council nurseries or nurseries which provide early learning and childcare for Renfrewshire Council.

You will need to show the nursery proof of your address, your child’s date of birth and benefits when you apply.

For more information, call 0300 300 0170.