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Pre-school Commissioned Funding

Pre – school funding is awarded by the local authority for 38 weeks of the school year from the start of the term after your child’s third birthday. The education place takes the form of a maximum of 5, 2.5 hour sessions free. You would need to pay for the “wraparound care” out with these education sessions.

You would receive your funding as a reduction in your fees via our invoicing system in blocks of 2 or 4 weeks.

To date we have had no notification of any increase in the funding for 2012/2013 (it has not changed for the last 3 years!!) and so at current rates the funding you would receive would be as follows. Please note different areas have different discount rates:

West Dunbartonshire

Session rate discount every 4 week period:

2 sessions (minimum booking) - £65.28
3 sessions - £97.92
4 sessions - £130.56
5 sessions £163.20
A pro-rata rate is applied for 2 week periods.

Your fee reduction is based on the number of pre-school education sessions awarded to you by the Education Department and the sessions booked at nursery. If you alter your attendance pattern you would have to apply for the additional sessions, if applicable. You may split your funding over two different nurseries if required.

Local Authority Contact West Dunbartonshire:

Childrens’ Services Strategy Development Officer: Judy Ormond
West Dunbartonshire Council
Department of Education
Garshake Road
Dumbarton
G82 3PU
Tel: 01389 737306

Argyll and Bute(Clyde Nursery)

Session rate discount per week:
1 session - £7.50,
2 sessions - £15.00
3 sessions - £22.50
4 sessions - £30.00
5 sessions £37.50

Local Authority Contact: Esther Barrett
Pre- 5 Education Support
Argyll & Bute Council
Alexandra Parade
Dunoon
PA23 8AJ
Tel: 01369 708503

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to speak to the Nursery Manager or Claire Rowan, Company Director, directly if you have any questions regarding pre-school funding.

Claire Rowan, Company Director, Head Office – Tel: 01389 763763
Nursery Manager, Carousel Nursery, Dumbarton – Tel: 01389 732636
Nursery Manager, Carousel Nursery, Alexandria – Tel: 01389 750628
Nursery Manager, Clyde Nursery, Helensburgh – Tel: 01436 821698