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Applying for childcare

Council Nurseries

You can get an application form directly from the nursery that you want your child to attend. Get in touch with the nursery and they will give you help and advice with the application process. You can find contact details for all Glasgow nurseries on this site.

Council run nurseries use a priority admissions criteria to decide how to allocate places. The nursery will be able to give you more information on this or you can find it online here.

Jobs & Business Glasgow also run some nurseries in the city but they don’t use the Council’s admissions criteria to allocate places. Places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Other Nurseries

Many nurseries in Glasgow are run as either private businesses or in some cases by charities or voluntary groups. Our online search facility will tell you which organisation runs each nursery.

If you want a place in a private or voluntary sector nursery, you should contact the nursery directly to ask about their application process. Places in private nurseries are usually allocated on a first come first served basis but other criteria may apply in voluntary sector nurseries.

Out of School Childcare

Out of school childcare groups in Glasgow are all run by either the voluntary sector or private businesses. Our online search facility will tell you which organisation runs each out of school childcare group.

If you want a place in an out of school childcare group, you should contact the group directly to ask about their application process. Places in out of school childcare groups are usually allocated on a first come first served basis.

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0141 287 4702
or write to us at
Early Childhood and Extended Childcare Services
40 John Street,
Glasgow G1 1JL
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