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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 email

Or phone 0141 287 4702 

    Early Learning and Childcare services in and around Glasgow

    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                               

    Family Support

    Provider Support

    Links to other information services  

    • Social Work Services                                                                 
    • Glasgow Life                                                                
    • Jobs and Business Glasgow                                     
    • NHS                                                                                 



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