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Early Learning and Childcare funding (ELCC) is awarded by the Local Authority for a maximum of 1140 hours.  At Clyde Nursery we offer ELCC from Aug up to and including July and pro-rata if your child qualifies later in the year.  At Argyll and Bute Council they qualify from the Monday following their third birthday (Children whose birthday falls between 1st March and 31st July will not qualify until the August).  The education place is delivered by us at 23.75 hours per week (maximum 5 x half day sessions),  over 48 weeks (pro rata), there will be no breaks in ELCC funding over the school holiday periods.

Your fee reduction is based on the number of ELCC sessions awarded to you by the Education Department and the sessions you book at nursery.  At Clyde Nursery one ELCC sessions is available each morning and one each afternoon.  A maximum of two sessions will be offered per day.  A service fee to cover all outings, snacks, external instruction, forest schools etc will be charged for each ELCC session awarded, sessions not covered by the ELCC funding will continue to be charged at the usual rates.  If you have booked less than 5 sessions and want to increase your child's attendance to get the most out of your funded place, please speak to the Nursery Manager to discuss this.  You may split your funding over two different nurseries if required, please advise if this is the case.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to speak to the Nursery Manager/Director, Gemma Peace, directly if you have any questions regarding Early Learning Childcare funding


Nursery Manager, Clyde Nursery, Helensburgh – Tel: 01436 821698


Argyll And Bute (Clyde Nursery)

Local Authority Contact: Rona McGillivray
Administrative Assistant, Early Learning and Childcare
Argyll & Bute Council
Alexandra Parade
PA23 8AJ
Tel: 01369 708503

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